L4 Sports Massage Course

Now Taking Bookings for September 2018!


Course Overview

A runner who moments earlier finished the Los Angeles Marathon lies on his front in a volunteer massage tent to receive a massage. Santa Monica, CaliforniaThis L4 sports massage course is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients. It includes all the required elements for you to work effectively in the advanced field of sports massage therapy.  The L4 is a natural progression to the L3, in which non-pathological or dysfunctional tissue, as opposed to injured tissue, was treated.

Specifically, this qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology in order to work on post acute injury and pre existing conditions, dealing with musculo-skeletal and para-tendon injuries.

You will develop the skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests. You will also develop the skills to work safely and effectively on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.


The Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)

Course Format

It is possible to complete this qualification within 4 months. Choose between 6 weekend days (9.30am to 4.00pm) , 6 Wednesdays (9.30am to 3pm), or 10 evening sessions, 6pm to 9.30pm. There will be approximately 40 hours tutor contact time, up to 10 hours of home study a week, plus an observation day.

Much of your contact time with the tutor will focus on developing your practical techniques and confidence whilst treating injured clients. This will involve you working on fellow students and treating a range of clients provided by York Holistic Training.   Class sizes are kept small so you can receive the one on one tuition necessary for you to get the most out of this course.

The majority of the theory content will be completed by you at home, but will be reinforced throughout your practical sessions.

You will also have access to YHT’s online learning videos to support your practical skill development at home.

Student numbers allowing, past and current students are also offered the opportunity to observe or act as clients in classes they have already taken in order to consolidate learning, free of charge.

Your tutor, Rachel Booth, has been a practicing sports massage therapist and lecturer for many years; specialising in NeuroKinetic muscle testing, related remedial treatment and exercise and pain management.  She is always either a phone call or an email away if clarification and guidance is required between tutor contact sessions.

Course Units

  • Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessment
  • Provide Sports Massage Techniques to Prevent and Manage Injury
  • Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair


Assessment for the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage is largely ongoing in the form of a production of a portfolio of evidence. Practical assessments of your ability to apply advanced sports massage methods will also take place, culminating in an observation day at the end of the course.

There is no theory examination for this course.

Course Fees

The cost for this L4 sports massage course is £1050. A deposit of £250 is required on booking, followed by 4 monthly instalments of £200.

The course fee covers all tuition, assessment, examination fees, certification and course manual.

A recommended book list will be issued on booking. Purchase of one or more of these is not compulsory, but strongly encouraged.


Course code: SM4WE
Sundays (9.30am to 4.30am) There are 4 places left on this course
16th and 30th September
14th October
11th and 25th November
9th December

Course code: SM4WD
Wednesdays (9.30am to 4.30pm) There are 3 places left on this course
19th September
3rd and 17th October
7th and 21st November
5th December


TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY OR A BOOKING PLEASE CALL RACHEL ON 07565708918 OR EMAIL info@yorkholistictraining.co.uk