ITEC Sports Massage Level 3

Next Start Date Sep 2022

Takes Place on Saturdays.

Next Start Date Sep 2022

Takes Place on Saturdays.

Course Overview

This course is designed to meet the demands of the popular and ever increasing Sports Industry. This course includes theoretical and practical aspects of sports therapy.

This course will teach students the techniques of deep tissue massage alongside a full Swedish/holistic massage.

It focuses on advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body that may influence the massage methods used to prevent and manage injury. Students will also learn to identify healthy muscles and how to treat uninjured tissue.

Students will learn the benefits of using massage before and after events and can prepare themselves to work with teams in helping recovery of the muscles or work as a physio assistant with athletes.

Students will also be able to apply their skills to work on the general public for relaxation, removal of stress and tension and general muscle health.

Career Prospects

This course leads to a wide variety of career prospects including:

Progression to ITEC Sports Therapy Level 4 (6 on NFQ)

Working as a Physio assistant on pitches or clinics.

Opening your own Sports Massage Clinic

Working with Teams and Athletes

Working at Health Farms, spa or gymnasiums

Employment can be sought at physiotherapy clinics nursing homes or osteopaths.

Freelance as a holistic massage therapist or Sports massage therapist.


Indepth theoretical knowledge of advanced anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body.

Swedish/Holistic massage techniques. Effleurage, petrissage, frictions, tapotement and vibrations techniques

Sports Therapy massage techniques.

Ethics and Professionalism

Body Analysis

Client care, Contra indications and Indications of when to apply massage.

History of massage techniques

Pre and post event massage.

Holistic approach.

Effects of stress on the body.


ITEC Level 3 (Level 5 on NFQ) Certificate in Sports Massage

Extra Curricular Courses

Optional and at an additional fee:

Straping and Taping, Indian head massage, Thermal Auricular Therapy,  etc.


Contact the College for current prices.


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