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The Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage Course builds on the foundations laid within introductory courses such as Swedish or Holistic Massage to enable the student to effectively assess conditions and injuries, both within the clinical and sporting environment. Practical tools are given to treat these conditions, helping the student to reduce pain, promote healing and restore balance within the musculoskeletal system.


Start Date

5/6th Nov 22​


9 weekends once a month

Deposit (non refundable)



5 monthly instalments of £250.00 


Lump Sum of £1150.00 by 4th Sep 22 (Early Bird)


Lump Sum of £1200.00 by 2nd Nov 22

Total Cost

Early Bird - £1650.00​

Lump Sum - £1700.00

By instalments - £1750.00



Course Dates: 


5/6th Nov, 3/4th Dec



7/8th Jan, 4/5th Feb, 4/5th Mar, 1/2nd Apr, 6/7th May, 3/4th Jun, 1/2nd Jul (Exams)

Times: 0930 – 1800hrs

Course Content:
In depth anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of:

  • Pelvis

  • Hip

  • Knee

  • Ankle

  • Shoulder

  • Elbow

  • Wrist


  • Active, passive and resisted assessment of joints

  • Muscle testing 

  • Myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, neuromuscular techniques, muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy and mobilisation techniques

  • Sports rehabilitation 

  • Pre and post event massage

Entry Requirements
Entry for the Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage is a Diploma in Swedish or Holistic Massage, ITEC Level 3 in massage or equivalent, which has covered the core curriculum for massage therapy as laid down by the GCMT. Students unsure of eligibility should contact the School for further guidance.

Course Duration
The course will run over nine weekends over the period of a year. Total contact hours will be 135 hours with approximately 272 hours of home study.

The course will be run at Carlops Village Hall, Carlops on the A702 (15 minutes south of Edinburgh City Bypass) and at West Linton, (20 minutes south of the Edinburgh City Bypass).

For those requiring accommodation there are 2 options: Peggyslea and Patieshill Bed and Breakfasts. Patieshill is within easy walking distance of the Hall and is the cheaper of the two, whilst Peggyslea is a bit more spacious, but more expensive and about a mile away. 

Method of Study
The course will be run over nine weekends. Weekends will be run approximately once a month and will cover both the practical and theoretical elements of the course. This learning will be supplemented by approximately 34 hours of home study each month which will include assignments, practice of techniques and case studies. Students will be encouraged to form small study groups to allow practice of practical techniques between weekends. 

Course Material

Course material will consist of comprehensive handouts, dynamic spreadsheets and video links. Students will therefore require access to email, the internet and Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of each.



Please bring a towel and a pillow to each weekend. One couch between 2 will also be required. Please confirm that you can provide a couch if needed.  All students will need access to a couch for their case studies. A non-compulsory reading list will be provided.

Award of the diploma will based on 

  • Continuous assessment throughout the course, based on weekend theory tests and practical assessments, together with home study assignments and case studies.

  • Final assessments, which will include written, oral and practical examinations.

On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage, which meets the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT) Remedial Massage Curriculum.  

Courses are accredited by both the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation and the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists.

Further Training
On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to apply for the Advanced Remedial Massage Course.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
On completion of the course opportunities will be provided for graduates to gain their statutory 20 hours CPD required to meet GCMT and CHNC guidelines.

Please contact us with any queries either by telephone, 01968 661282 or email info@amts.co.uk

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