Essential information for LSSM

LSSM pages Heading - for the LSSM website

Sports Massage v Soft Tissue Therapy


How Sports Massage came about. 

So how did ‘Sports Massage’ become a mini-industry?

Misled by ‘Sports Massage’

Is Sports Massage a good job?

What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

Career potential in Soft Tissue Therapy


Read the FULL article

Career Success in Soft Tissue Therapy

This article describes how good training and experience develops into a successful lifetime career in Soft Tissue Therapy.

Read the FULL article

Physiotherapy v Soft Tissue Therapy

  •  Physiotherapy has changed a lot over the years.
  • The old traditional hands-on techniques that Physiotherapists used to use are still as effective today as they ever were, also patients still like them and respond very well to them. Indeed, we now put on special Soft Tissue Therapy courses for recently qualified Physiotherapist who desperately want to develop these hands-on skills again
  • Physiotherapy training takes three years on a full-time degree with tuition fees of nearly £30,000, plus living costs.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy training only costs around £3,000 on a part-time (usually weekends) course taking no more than a year.

Read the FULL article

The Definition of Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy is now clearly defined and should only be used by those with the clinical skills that meet the definition.

Read the FULL article

What do the different qualification Levels in massage mean

Level 3 is equivalent to a school GCSE

Level 4 is equivalent to a school ‘A’ level or university entry standard

Level 5 is equivalent to a university under-graduate

All awarding bodies (BTEC, ITEC, VTCT, etc) have to use the same criteria when approving qualification Levels

Read the FULL article

What the different therapy titles mean

What do these titles mean?

Masseur (male), Masseuse (female) or Massage Therapist. Sports Massage Therapist. Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist. Soft Tissue Therapist.

What titles can we use? You are free to use any title that is not otherwise protected but it must be fair and honest.

Read the FULL article