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
11th September 21 Nottingham 1 Day 4 spaces

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)

This one day course is designed to familiarise the student with the use of a variety of tools and their application in soft tissue mobilisation.

Start Date City Format Spaces
12th September 21 Birmingham 1 Day 12 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
4th September 21 Nottingham 1 Day 6 spaces
5th September 21 Birmingham 1 Day 12 spaces

Annual Conference

The Sports Massage Academy Annual Conference is back, bigger and better than ever! Our graduate community now supports over 1200 members nationwide and the conference gives us a rare opportunity to come together to learn, grow and develop as well as celebrate our awesome industry. We're busy creating an epic itinerary of practical workshops, seminars, lectures and of course the conference dinner & after party, with the provision content outlined below:

Start Date City Format Spaces
9th October 21 Nottingham Full Conference 18 spaces
9th October 21 Nottingham Saturday Day Delegate 18 spaces
9th October 21 Nottingham Conference Dinner Only 21 spaces
9th October 21 Nottingham Saturday + Dinner 18 spaces
10th October 21 Nottingham Sunday Day Delegate 18 spaces

Emergency First Aid At Work

The Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work 1-day course is designed for those acting as Emergency First Aider(s) at work where the emphasis is on preventing the situation from worsening and maintaining life until professional medics arrive. These courses are suitable for all workplace environments and represent the minimum level of first aid provision you should have in place.

Start Date City Format Spaces
8th October 21 Nottingham 1 Day 9 spaces

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.

Start Date City Format Spaces
18th August 21 Bournemouth 1 Day 7 spaces
11th December 21 Nottingham 1 Day 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.

Sorry, there are currently no courses available for this level

Level 3 Sports Massage Refresher Day

A one day course designed for level 3 sports massage therapists to refresh their skills & build confidence.

Start Date City Format Spaces
28th August 21 Nottingham 1 Day 9 spaces

Facial Deep Tissue Massage

A one-day course designed to give therapists the practical techniques for massaging the whole face and improved knowledge of facial and cranial anatomy. The course also covers basic facial mapping using the principles of Vietnamese Dien Chan. This course is led by Louise Greenwood, a level 4 SMT and tutor who has practiced as a Foot and Facial Reflexologist for 10 years.

Start Date City Format Spaces
19th August 21 Bournemouth 1 Day 8 spaces
12th December 21 Nottingham 1 Day 7 spaces

Medical Acupuncture (MDN2)

This is a 3 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, neck, head, face & abdomen. Trigger points of the neck and face. Electro acupuncture. Clinical reasoning and patient demonstration. Case history problem solving.

Start Date City Format Spaces
12th October 21 Nottingham 3 Days Course Full

Kinesiology Taping (Online)

This online course is run over 2 evenings from 6pm - 9pm and 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. Sessions are live demonstrations with the opportunity to discuss/ask questions for each technique. You will not be expected to perform k-taping during the sessions.

Sorry, there are currently no courses available for this level

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.

Sorry, there are currently no courses available for this level