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
9th May 20 Nottingham 1 Day 7 spaces
10th May 20 Sheffield 1 Day 9 spaces
5th July 20 Nottingham 1 Day 7 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
28th March 20 Bournemouth 1 Day 7 spaces
29th March 20 London 1 Day 6 spaces
18th April 20 Birmingham 1 Day 9 spaces
19th April 20 Nottingham 1 Day 8 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
20th June 20 Nottingham 2 Days 7 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.

Sorry, there are currently no courses available for this level

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
4th April 20 Nottingham 1 Day 10 spaces

Level 3 Sports Massage Refresher Day

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

Sorry, there are currently no courses available for this level

Annual Conference

The Sports Massage Academy Annual Conference is back, bigger and better than ever! Our graduate community now supports over 1000 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.

Start Date City Format Spaces
17th October 20 Nottingham Full Conference 55 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.

Start Date City Format Spaces
25th April 20 Nottingham 1 Day: 9:30 Am - 4:30 Pm 12 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
5th April 20 Nottingham 1 Day 12 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.

Sorry, there are currently no courses available for this level