ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy Course


Learn field event massage and specialised sports massage techniques along with postural analysis, injury assessment and treatment – the whole package! You will also be able to offer massage, deep tissue massage and remedial massage. NOTE: This course INCLUDES Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy as one goes with the other to make one fantastic course


Jackie’s school is a genuinely friendly place. It was that atmosphere which made me join up for a sports massage course and I wasn’t disappointed. My tutors were brilliant and made learning relaxed and fun. The school’s association with Norwich City FC meant I got lots of hands on experience in a professional environment. I can recommend the course and the school without hesitation.

Course Snapshot

This course will give you a thorough understanding of:

Your tutors, Lorraine Kirk & Peter Cummings are successful sports massage therapists who also specialise in courses for men and women wanting to change their career. We have taught 100’s of students since 2005 who have done this life changing course and have gone to work in sports clubs, their own clinic, with professional atheltes etc…a growing industry

I now am looking forward to getting my Certificate and getting out there and starting my practice. Thank you very much for the wonderful School that you run, for all the help you give your students, and for the approachability that you and Lorraine have. I loved every minute of my time with you. All the very best. Brett Cooper

Further and more specific information

We simply have to put the two together. The level 3 will not give you the sports therapy qualification to enable you to assess and treat injuries which is what most people train in sports massage to do.  

The level 3 used to treat injuries, but now this has been divided, and the content expanded.  Combined it is a great course – and makes for a super confident and competent sports massage therapist!

 Level 4 deals with assessment and treatment of injury – it is a huge subject and the level 3 part of the course is covered comparitively quickly so that you can go on to improve in your skills of assessment and actual treatment – just what you wanted!

Assessment Methods

“I particularly like the practical where we can practice what we have learned earlier in the day and have Lorraine’s input on our technique “ Stacey Oakes

Why Learn With Us
  • You will be in a small class with up to 10 students only
  • This Level 4 courses includes Level 3 as they combine to make one great course.  Two for the price of one!
  • Two tutors for the practical part of the course to help guide, reassure you and give you attention
  • Contacts with prestigious sports clubs/management for event work
  • This is not a fast track course – we know that 9 months gives students the best possible chance to train, practice and gain confidence in this competitive and growing field and graduate with a true professional outlook and ability
  • Most of the class time with is practical – and although there are some formal theory sessions, many of the subjects and techniques are taught in combination during the practical sessions
  • Anatomy & Physiology course included in the price and the ITEC homestudy course is sent to you as soon as we receive your deposit.  Get started right away!

  • Also:  Lorraine Kirk & Peter Cummings, your tutors are successful working therapist who knows what it really takes to succeed in clinical practice
  • Lorraine is a former international athlete
  • She is happy for you to phone her for more information on the sports massage qualification: 07742 771832
  • They each have assistants for the practical sessions so that you get as much attention as possible
  • Student website support area with downloadable helpand guidance between classes
  • Immediate private Facebook contact within your class
  • Professional equipped practical and theory room with rest facilities
  • Free videos of the treatments to help you remember when you get home
  • Complete support during the course and when you graduate
  • FREE car parking!
  • Invitation to our free twice yearly school meetings – to encourage and motivate with professional speakers from the world of therapie

Students may join the Sports Massage Association and you get insured through them.

You cannot join this Association if you do a short course as your training will not be adequate  – you wouldn’t want to join a course that just ticked the boxes would you?

Further information

Methods of consultation and professionalism – Assessment of injury for referral or treatment, postural analysis, check range of movements, signs and symptoms of injury, contra indications

Pressures and depth and speed of massage for pre and post event treatment.

Corrective (known as remedial) techniques – MET, STR, NMT, Deep Friction, and Lymphatic drainage, Connective Tissue Massage.

Specific homecare advice Also:   

Understand the changes that exercise has on the muscular and cellular system

Deeper understanding of the muscular system along with origins and insertions

Understand and explain the effects of stress on muscles during sport – physical and psychological

Joints and their supporting network (which is where most of the problems occur for lack of movement)

Understand and explain the possible causes and effects of the common diseases and disorders that effect the general public as well as specific sports

Principles of training and rehabilitation (giving clients exercises for stretches and to help strengthen their body)– how to get your clients back to fitness as well as prevention of injury

The stages of injury and treatment required

Application of cryo and thermotherapy (hot and cold techniques)

Basic Diet and Nutrition

Introduction to Sports Psychology to enhance the athlete – pre and post event

You will study the theory of treatments as well as additional anatomy, in particular focusing on the muscles and their actions

ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Information

ITEC Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy Information

We simply have to put the two together. The level 3 will not give you the sports therapy qualification to enable you to assess and treat injuries which is what most people train in sports massage to do.  

The level 3 used to treat injuries, but now this has been divided, and the content expanded.  Combined it is a great course – and makes for a super confident and competent sports massage therapist!

 Level 4 deals with assessment and treatment of injury – it is a huge subject and the level 3 part of the course is covered comparitively quickly so that you can go on to improve in your skills of assessment and actual treatment – just what you wanted

What Our Students Say

‘Thank you very much for getting those results to us as soon as you got them. I really do appreciate it.’
I now am looking forward to getting my Certificate and getting out there and starting my practice. Thank you very much for the wonderful School that you run, for all the help you give your students, and for the approachability that you and Lorraine have. I loved every minute of my time with you. All the very best. Brett Cooper

” I particularly like the practical aspect and relevance to industry” Carol Cawston

“I like the professional knowledge of the tutor – two tutors looking after us in the practical so they can correct and help you.” Szilvia Sikesdi

“The sports massage course is fantastic. I really enjoy it. Lorraine is a terrific teacher”

“The class has a relaxed feel about it, which instantly puts you at ease and makes it enjoyable to learn” Martel Crisp

“I particularly like the practical where we can practice what we have learned earlier in the day and have Lorraine’s input on our technique “ Stacey Oakes

“Friendly tutors, very supportive and also a laid back but focused learning environment” Steven Rule

“Particularly liked the practical aspect in class and encouragement to work with real athlettes outside the class. Also knowledge and techiques for after the exam” Chantal Kibbey

“Lots of practical. Lots of encouragement. Enjoyable group. Learned so much” Nicola Fund

Entry Requirements

There are NO entry requirements, apart from a good standard of english