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Successful practitioners will receive a Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy, from BTECEDEXCEL. This qualification is nationally recognized and will enable you to work as a professional sport & remedial massage therapist and obtain full comprehensive insurance. It will also entitle you to apply for membership to the Sports Massage Association. The Post Degree Diploma is taught over 11 days on the weekends spread over a period of 6 -7 months (depending on national holidays). Classes start at 9:00am on either a Saturday or Sunday, finishing at 4:00pm. Classes are held approximately every 2 -3 weeks, thus allowing enough time for home practice and course work. Teaching Staff NLSSM tutors are thoroughly trained in anatomy & physiology. They are qualified sports massage therapists who are able to perform the highest level of techniques. All tutors have successful practices of their own, and can offer extensive hands-on experience. Bringing years of experience working with elite performance athletes, medical practitioners and physical therapists, many of the tutors hold further credentials in osteopathy, nursing, biomechanics, sports coaching, functional fitness, pilates... Helping to ensure students get the attention they need to develop their skills, we have a ratio of one teacher to every three students during the practical sessions. The training methods are based on 'accelerated learning', innovative techniques to ensure students learn more and retain the information. Examinations During the course of study students will undergo three practical assessments, they will be responsible for 4 pieces of course work, 1 case history and 100 hours of external practical practice sessions. At the conclusion, there will be a 2 hour theory exam and two practical assessments equalling 1 12 hours, which are externally validated. Coursework Students will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of recorded practical work, 3 written assignments and a detailed case history. Each assignment takes approximately 20 - 30 hours each to complete. Basic Sports Massage Techniques Effleurage Petrissage Tapotement Pre & Post Event Compression & Vibration Inter & Intra Event Remedial Massage Techniques Soft Tissue Release Friction Muscle Energy Technique Neuromuscular Technique Intro to Lymphatic Drainage Neuromuscular Technique Intro to Lymphatic Drainage Positional Release Connective Tissue Massage Strain & Counter Strain Health & Safety Ethics & Professionalism Safety Communication Onward Referral Role of Practitioner Environment Assessment & Diagnostic Skills History Taking & Notation Pain Assessment Skills Postural Assessment Muscle Length Testing Contraindications Gait Analysis Palpation Skills What's Included VAT Use of DVD & Video Library Access to practical sports massage rooms for additional weekend practice sessions NLSSM polo shirt Tea, coffee & healthy snacks A supportive mentoring system Comprehensive lecture notes A high ratio of teacher to student instruction Application of accelerated learning techniques to enhance absorption of information Hydraulic couches, towels, couch rolls, lotions & handwipes Weekly email newsletters with events, jobs, articles etc. What is not included: Student Insurance: if you currently have insurance there is the possibility to request a student add on, otherwise NLSSM has been negotiated a very reasonable rate with Balens, information will be included in your welcome pack. To accommodate those that already have their 1st Aid, this has not been included in the price. An HSE approved Appointed Persons is acceptable. NLSSM offers an accredited 1st Aid course that has been specifically catered to the needs of sport & remedial massage students, see website for dates and further information. Final examination fees (Practical and Written) ?150.00 - dates are available throughout the year. Students have the option to register and attend any of the offered dates within a 12 month period. Stu

Successful practitioners will receive a Professional Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy, from BTECEDEXCEL. This qualification is nationally recognized and will enable you to work as a professional sport & remedial massage therapist and obtain full comprehensive insurance. It will also entitle you to apply for membership to the Sports Massage Association. The Post Degree Diploma is...

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