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I would be very interested to hear from anyone on here who is currently practicing sports massage or has in the past, or a related area (i,e swedish body massage). For a while now this has been an interest of mine, I always wanted to do a course one day, but work and life got in the way.
With things quietening down next year, I'm thinking of starting a course at my local college in September. An advert at my leisure centre & an opening at my athletics club have spurred me on.
I have a couple of questions - I will follow this up with a course tutor / online research too, but also wanted to get peoples view on here:
Is it a very competitive field - i.e hard to get a job in the field? Once I have completed a sports massage course (it's a diploma) will I need any other qualifications or professional registration to get started?
Does a background in injuries / physiology help in pursueing this as a career / hobby? (am 1/2way through completing a Diploma in human physiology & anatomy).
At present I'm looking at this as a 2nd career / hobby - with potential to expand and set up practice when / if I get established and if time / other commitment allows - have no idea what the future will bring!
Thanks for reading this - any views v welcome.