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Swedish Massage vs Sports Massage?

There are many differences between a Sports Massage and a Swedish Massage.

The Top 5 Differences

  • Anatomy Knowledge
  • Variety of Massage Techniques
  • Aim of the treatment
  • Location (Health Clubs, Spas, Golf Clubs etc.)
  • Specific Massage Routines

The difference between the Massage Therapists in Training

Both Level 3 Sports Massage and Level 3 Swedish massage cover the basic topics such as:

  • Keeping Client Records, Code of Conducts
  • Health, Hygiene & Safe Practise
  • Contraindications / Health Risks (barriers for treatments)
  • Draping (covering) the client


Sports Massage Modules

 Swedish Massage Modules

  • Sports Massage Techniques
  • Swedish Body Massage Routine
  • Musculo-skeletal Imbalances
  • Massage modifications
  • Common Sports Injuries
  • Spa Body Massage routine
  • Palpation & Surface anatomy
  • Figure analysis
  • Tissue Types and Behaviour
  • Using different massage oils
  • Sports Massage Techniques
  • Incorporating the face and scalp
  • Treatment Plan and Management.
  • Calculating BMI
  • Soft Tissue Repair
  • Skincare Advise
  • Science of Stretching
  • Principles of Rehabilitation & Sports Massage Improving Performance.

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