The School at a glance
What the school says:
The Oxford School of Sports Massage has a 10 year history of delivering high quality sports and remedial massage courses. Our students develop the skills required to work as autonomous practitioners able to provide soft tissue therapy to a wide range of clients.
In addition to the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage, we offer introductory massage workshops and a number of CPD workshops, details of which can be found below and on our webpage.
The Oxford School of Sports Massage teaches the BTEC Level 5 diploma, providing students with the skills necessary to work as autonomous practitioners. On completion of this course the student will be able to apply for full membership of the Sports Massage Association.
The course teaches all the essential skills necessary to become competent at treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems ranging from common postural dysfunction to sports injuries - these include general massage techniques, soft tissue release, muscle energy technique and neuromuscular techniques. Level 5 provides the student with a greater understanding of the underpinning knowledge necessary to apply these techniques correctly to the patient. As part of the course students will cover postural assessment and joint assessments – both vital components in drawing up treatment plans.
At OSSM we pride ourselves on offering a good tutor to student ratio during all practical sessions, allowing more time to spend with each student in developing the hand skills necessary to become a competent practitioner. As a small training company, the more personalised service that OSSM offers allows for greater flexibility, enabling students to move between courses should this become necessary. This has proved particularly popular with military students who have found themselves unexpectedly deployed mid course.