Training in Wellness sports massage*

Training goal

The objective of this training is to master the techniques of wellness massage* for athletes to act positively on the physical aspect and the well-being of the athlete practicing a single sport or a sport at a high level.

The method of wellness sports massage* comes from the traditional western method and moves towards the knowledge of the movements for the athletes’ preparation of the sports performance and training. The goal is to enhance the athletes’ sport performance by preparing the specific muscle areas depending on the sport, decongest and completely relax the body after the performance, promoting natural metabolic process of elimination.

The various sporting categories and physical characteristics of the athletes are analyzed to prepare future practitioners in the management and implementation of tailored and personalized treatments. Further learning techniques, concepts of anatomy and physiology of the movement applied to sports, are integrated during the course. Through theoretical teaching and practical approach, the wellness sports massage practitioner * is able to carry on his or her practice after the training. The term massage * is used in the sense of physical modeling without medical or therapeutic intent.

Who is this training program for

The training is for sports instructors but also professional fitness centers, beauty and holistic health. It is also for anyone wishing to discover a new technique of massage * Wellness related to sport and also to individuals as part of occupational retraining.

Career opportunities

The wellness sport massage* practitioner is a profession increasingly sought from gyms, sports associations, sports clubs and training, wellness centers or SPA, tourist resorts. The massage practitioner can also practice in a liberal framework.

* The term massage concerns hand maneuvers for the purpose of well-being, to the exclusion of any medical purpose.

Training program

Technical base of massage *

  • Anatomy and Physiology: muscular skeletal system, heart and blood circulation, the lymphatic system and the respiratory system
  • Wellness massage* movements: effects of different movements, indications and cons-indications
  • Hand positioning
  • Position of the massaged and the masseur
  • Technical approach
  • Light effleurage, with pressure and deep
  • Friction
  • Kneading
  • Rolling massage
  • Tapping
  • Percussion

Fundamental theoretical principles & techniques for the wellness sports massage*

  • Anatomy and physiology of the muscular skeletal system
  • Study of the motion
  • Massage* practice in the sport and and high level sports field
  • Benefits and cons-indications for massage*
  • Practitioner Position
  • Hygiene in sport
  • Stretching Techniques
  • Keeping track of the evolution
  • Nutrition advice for maximizing athletic performance

Wellness massage* techniques for sport massage applications

  • Wellness Massage* (posterior)
  • Wellness Massage* (anterior)
  • “Short” Wellness Massage* (just before a performance)
  • Wellness Massage* (during the performance)
  • Wellness Massage* (anterior)
  • Wellness Massage* (posterior)
  • Relaxing manual Wellness Massage* as well as against cramps
  • Stretching movements

Terms and conditions of registration

56 heures – 4 week-ends

To know the price of this training, please contact us.

Teaching materials

The theoretical training is enhanced by a practical approach that represents a large part of the program, delivered in our own laboratories Training materials are prepared by the teacher and it is included in the program price. The acquisition of specific books required by the teacher is the responsibility of the student and are not includes in the price.

Number of participants

To ensure the best monitoring of the students and for professional purposes, each course is deliberately limited to a number of students. Registrations will be accepted in order of application.

Conditions of admission

No level is required.

Course schedules

Each academic year, the courses take place over 4 weekends.

Classes are held at the International Training Institute: IFI at Sophia Antipolis-Biot

  • Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm – 2:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am to 12:30pm – 2:00pm to 5:30pm


After the training, each candidate will be subject to an exam within our school. This exam is based on theoretical knowledge and practical cases evaluated in the laboratory on an external client. After obtaining the exam, a certificate will be issued certifying SPORTS WELLNESS MASSAGE*

“Naturopathic medicine is not a medical practice. The naturopath does no medical diagnosis and does not prescribed medicine”(Source OMS)