Sports Massage Course

Learn how to do a deep tissue sports massage presented by Nicola Macleod (BA Hons. Biokinetics) Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach, Sports and Deep tissue massage therapist.

Become a Sports Massage Therapist

Want to work in sport, fitness or wellness? Learn how to release muscle tension and assist athletes with preparation, maintenance and recovery treatments by applying for our sports and deep tissue massage short course. Learn at your own pace with our ready-set-go online theory tutorials or do the entire course including practical training and examination. Sport Massage and tension relieve is a short course designed for applicants interested in deep tissue massage for qualified fitness and coaching science professionals who want to continue their professional development (CPD) (no NQF or credits awarded) or wishing to learn or improve on their technique.

What you will learn?

Massage theory: Introduction to massage, effects and benefits of massage, contra-indications, ethics and courtesy procedures of massage.

Musculoskeletal Anatomy*: Medical terminology, basic physiology, skeletal and muscular structure

Functional Anatomy*: Muscular anatomy and function. Functional assessments of specific muscles

Sports and Injuries*: Professional athletes vs weekend warriors in sport and common injuries

Massage techniques: Therapeutic and sports massage techniques. Pre-event, Post-event & Maintenance massage treatments

BONUS: Stretching workbook and video
BONUS Prac Pack -massage oil, towels, face-mask and custom massage gift - practical course participants  ONLY!

*Exemption may be given based on prior learning

Full Course Layout






Prior learning required


Single Module


All theory modules



Bonus: Stretching Module




Practical 4 Day training



Prac Pak











(Per module)

(R1500 off)


(4500 off)

The nitty-gritty

Theory Course - ONLINE

    Theory course content will be available immediately via an online learning platform. The course link and login details will be sent out via email. All videos and quizzes will need to be completed before attending the practical course.

    Be sure - Book now! Only 8 spots for the next Practical course

      To keep the standard of the course high and ensure quality training is provided to all participants, we ONLY have 8 places per practical course!

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