Post Graduate Certificate in SPORTS MASSAGE and Remedial Body Work

Dates: Friday 29 March 2019 - Sunday 08 September 2019
Times: Fridays: 6.30pm to 10.00pm Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm
Fee: Paid in instalments €1250.00 plus exam fee
Booking Deposit: €150.00

Obus sports massage diploma


Course Dates:

March 29, 30, 31 April 26,27,28  June 21, 22, 23
July 26, 27, 28.  August 23, 24, 25 September 6th, 7th , 8th
Exam October 19th 2019

Course Times:
Friday evening 6.30pm to 10.00pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Note dates in red are Friday evenings 6.30pm to 10.00pm

Cost: €1250.00  Exam fee: €140

  • Payment schedule:
  • Deposit: €150.00
  • 29th March: €500.00
  • 26th April: €500.00
  • 21st June: €100.00
  • 28th July: €140.00 exam fee

The OBUS schools post graduate certificate in Sports Massage and Remedial Bodywork is designed to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to work confidently with injured and non-injured muscle tissue. It is for anyone that is interested in soft tissue remedial massage, from assessment, delivery, rehabilitation and prevention.
As well as sports specific evaluation skills, you will also learn how to apply the sports massage methods with non-athletic clients.

You will expand your knowledge and understanding of:
Functional anatomy and physiology
Classification of sports injuries
Stages of healing
Corrective soft tissue therapy
Prevention techniques
Evaluating massage strategies for specific clients’ wellbeing
Postural and movement assessments

This course will prepare you to work with anyone from budding athletes to elite athletes. It will also give you the knowledge to work with non-athletes in a more focused and planned way.

Theory – we will cover
The changes that occur to the muscular system during exercise
The principles of training and over training
The principles of injury prevention and management
The stages of the healing process and the possible treatments available
Preventative and rehabilitative training to reinforce massage treatment
The use of stretching massage movements
Thermotherapy and Cryotherapy(ICER)
Focused methods of consultation
Contraindications to sports massage and when to refer to other health professionals
Methods and benefits of self-treatment

Sports related pathologies
Pain response in the body
The signs and symptoms of inflammation
Scar tissue and adhesions
Protecting the skin from damage with regard to clothing, shoes, exposure to the sun, wind and other elements

In depth study of anatomy and physiology
Understanding Origin, Insertion and Action of muscles
The effects of stress on muscles during sport
The changes that occur during exercise to the neurological system
In depth study of joint structures
Stresses and strains put on the spine and other joints in sporting activities
Understand the principles of force and motion

Practical massage
Review of classical massage movements
Specific Sports Massage techniques – to include the use of foreman, elbows and knuckles.
Stretching: active and passive

Introduction to:
Manual lymphatic drainage
Neuro Muscular Techniques
Muscle Energy Techniques
Soft Tissue Release
Connective tissue massage
Proprioception Neuromuscular Facilitation
Chi Kung Tui Na
Taping techniques

Palpation and physical examination compared with pre-massage states
When and how to use a medium
How to get accurate feedback from the client
The heat sensitivity test

Case studies
5 clients must be treated 3 times each to make a total of 15 treatments

Who can take this course?
This course is open to qualified massage therapists.  It builds on your knowledge of massage and anatomy and physiology to help you help your clients.
This is suitable for therapists who want to work with athletes.
It is also suitable for massage therapists who want to work with non-athletic clients to get them out of pain and to aid recovery.

Note to students:
To ensure your learning experience is enjoyable students are advised to allocate 3 hours per week for home study to enable them to keep up with the material taught in class.

Startdate: 2018-04-20
End Date 2019-09-08

Address : 3-4 Mill lane Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial Body Work
Co Kildare