This course in a basic introduction to sports massage.

Massage is a manipulation of the soft tissue of the body and is usually carried out using the hands. Massage is administered for the purpose of producing specific effects on the nervous, muscular, skeletal, lymphatic, respiratory and circulatory systems, It can be used for local and general stimulation or relaxation of the human body.

Massage plays a valuable role in the treatment of many types of conditions. However, it is only one of the physical therapies that can be used and should be treated as such. Massage, by itself, has yet to restore function but in many cases it can help to speed up recovery

With massage it is possible to produce a mechanical stimulation to the body’s tissue by applying pressure and stretching. The pressure compresses the soft tissue and distorts the nerve ending receptors, while stretching applies tension on the soft tissue. Massage will not restore wasting muscles.


  1. Introduction To Massage
  2. Effects Of Massage (The 3Ps )
  3. Systemic Effects Of Massage
  4. Etiquette And Ethics Of Massage
  5. Contraindications And Precautions
  6. Anatomy
    • The Skeleton
    • Anatomical Terms
    • Anatomical Movements
    • Muscular System, Anterior And Posterior View
  7. Specific Muscles
    • Erector Spinae / Quadratus Lumborum
    • Trapezius
    • Rhomboids &Amp; Levator Scapulae Rotator Cuff
    • Serratus Anterior
    • Deltoid
    • Latissimus Dorsi / Teres Major / Triceps Brachii
    • Pectoralis Major &Amp; Biceps Brachii
    • Forearm Flexors / Extensors
    • Rectus Abdominal &Amp; Abdominal Oblique
    • Gluteus Maximus / Medius / Minimus
    • Semitendinosus / Semimembranous / Bicep Femoris
    • Quadriceps Femoris
    • Hip Adductors / Tensor Fascia Lata
    • Peroneals &Amp; Tibialis Anterior
    • Gastrocnemius / Soleus
  8. Pre And Post-Event Massage Guidelines
  9. The Management Of Soft Tissue Injuries
  10. The Massage Strokes (Description)
  11. Step By Step Guide To A Full Body Massage (The Sequence)

Pre-requisites: None


Date Time Description
Friday 28th April 2017 6pm – 10pm Theory
Saturday 29th April 9am – 6pm Upper Body Practical
Sunday 30th April 9am – 6pm Lower Body Practical
Saturday 6th May 9am – 6pm Revision of Techniques
Sunday 7th May 9am – 10am
10.30am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm
Theory Test
Practical Test
Additional Massage Techniques

About the Lecturer

Steve Yip

  • Steve started out as a Physical Training Instructor with the SAF, then as a personal trainer in the commercial gyms followed by working many years in a rehabilitation setting in the Singapore Sports Council (now know as Singapore Sports Institute) as a rehab and sports trainer for the national team players for soccer, rugby, table tennis, water polo and badminton.
  • He was also tasked with conducting and instructing several sports massage courses for the Singapore Sports Council.
  • With a degree in Sports Management, diploma and certificate in Strength and Conditioning, sports rehabilitation, he has a very diverse experience in the field of sports, fitness and rehabilitation.

Course Date and Venue

Course title:Basic Sports Massage Course (5-days)
Date: 28 April 2017
Time: 9am to 6pm
Venue: 10 Arumugam Road #07-02 S(409957)
Fees: S$950 per person
Closing date for registration: 1 April 2017
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