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.

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Course Dates:


7/8th Nov, 5/6th Dec


9/10th Jan, 6/7th Feb, 6/7th Mar, 10/11th Apr, 8/9th May, 5/6th Jun, 3/4th Jul

Times: 0930 – 1800hrs

Course Content:

- In depth anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of:








- 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.


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

When applying for the course, please confirm that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions by completing and signing the Application Form.

Start Date


Deposit  (non- refundable)



7th November 2020

9 weekends once a month


Early Bird - lump sum of £1000.00, payable by

6th Sep 2020


Lump sum of £1100.00 payable by 6th November 2020


5 monthly instalments of £240.00 each, by Banker’s Order

Early Bird - £1500.00

Lump Sum - £1600.00

By Instalment - £1700.00