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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


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Career Success in Soft Tissue Therapy

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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