Sport Massage Academy

CPD Courses

We run a range of Continuing Professional Development courses to help you develop your knowledge and skills


Cupping - Myofascial Decompression

A one day course designed to familiarise students with the principles of dry cupping.

Start Date City Format Spaces
24th August 19 Nottingham 1 Day: 9:30 Am - 4:30 Pm Course Full
8th September 19 Nottingham 1 Day: 9:30 Am - 4:30 Pm 6 spaces
27th October 19 Manchester 1 Day: 9:30 Am - 4:30 Pm 6 spaces

Introduction to Dry needling (MDN1)

This is a 2 day course led by Dr. Chris Norris and introduces the student to needling. Covering superficial dry needling technique, with a focus on trigger points. Content is balanced between theory and practice with an emphasis on safety, evidence base, and clinical reasoning. Trigger points focus on the lower back (not neck) & buttock, shoulder, hip, upper & lower limbs.

Start Date City Format Spaces
27th July 19 Nottingham 2 Days 4 spaces

Kinesiology Taping

A one day course designed to familiarise students with the principles of Kinesiology Taping for a range of applications and covers techniques for the Foot, Ankle, Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Wrist and Hand.

Start Date City Format Spaces
28th September 19 Nottingham 1 Day 9 spaces
26th October 19 Manchester 1 Day 9 spaces

Taping & Strapping for Sport

A one day course designed to familiarise students with the principles of rigid and semi-rigid taping for a range of applications and covers techniques for the Foot, Ankle, Knee, Shoulder, Wrist and Hand.

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Foot & Ankle Workshop

A one day course designed to enhance your knowledge and practical skills when working with the foot and ankle. The course is led by Louise Greenwood, a level 4 Sports massage Therapist who has worked as a reflexologist since 2008.

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Annual Conference

We are very excited to launch our annual conference! In May this year we turned 5 and have an incredible 700+ strong graduate network. We're going to celebrate by giving you the opportunity to come together to learn, grow and develop as well as celebrate our wonderful industry.

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Medical Acupuncture (MDN2)

This is a 2 day course led by Dr. Chris Norris and introduces the student to Medical Acupuncture. Covers acupuncture points and meridians, Medical Acupuncture treatment protocols, using 30 common acupuncture points. Combining Dry Needling with Medical Acupuncture into modern clinical practice. Acupuncture points on the shoulder & upper limb, hip & lower limb and back (not neck or head / face)

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Advanced Medical Acupuncture (MDN 3)

This is a 2 day course led by Dr. Chris Norris and builds on the student's existing Medical Acupuncture skills. Deeper dry needling, periosteal, tendon, and scar tissue techniques. Further acupuncture points (neck, head, face & abdomen). Trigger points of the neck and face. Electro acupuncture. Clinical reasoning and patient demonstration. Case history problem solving.

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