Sports Massage Inspirations: Craig Heaton

Sports Massage Inspirations: Craig Heaton


Meet Craig! One of our recent sports massage therapy graduates, Craig has been inspiring people all over the UK to get fit and stay healthy. 

From personal training to strength and conditioning, to sports massage therapy, Craig inspires the next generation of fitness professionals to get out there and help others. 

This blog has our latest video from our sports massage inspirations where we get to know Craig a little better. He talks about his relationship with fitness over the years, his passions, and his journey with fitness in the forces.

Craig is a service leaver who left the armed forces to pursue a career in fitness. Now a gym owner and bodybuilder, Craig shares his passion for fitness with his clients offering the complete package.

Craig Heaton

His personal training, strength and conditioning, and now sports massage therapist qualifications allow Craig to train a range of clients to meet their fitness goals. 

Craig recently graduated as a sports massage therapist on one of our face-to-face courses at Inline Fitness, Newcastle. 

Let's dive in and meet Craig to learn all about his achievements and goals:

Wow, what an inspiration. Craig is on a mission to inspire others and help people get fit and healthy. Congratulations on your huge success and on graduating as a sports massage therapist! We wish you all the success in the future and will be following your journey along too!

If you want to learn more about Craig, his services, and his journey, click here

Feeling inspired but want to learn more about our sports massage therapy courses? Then let's dive in. 

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Qualification

Our Level 3 qualification aims to introduce you to sports massage therapy. It can be completed either face-to-face or online, making it a great course to fit in with your current lifestyle. 

This qualification introduces you to key sports massage techniques, giving you the confidence and correct methods to create a safe and effective environment for your clients.

Also covering topics like anatomy and physiology, clinical issues, client assessments, soft tissue damage, and repair and post-care advice, this course is the perfect introduction to sports massage therapy.

Whether you study online or -to-face, our expert tutors are on hand to answer any questions. They also offer guidance on starting your own business, how to find clients and what you need to get started. 

We love that this qualification is suitable for anyone with an interest in sports massage. There are no prior qualifications needed to get started, just a passion for helping others and a willingness to learn.

If you’re interested in learning more, check out our Level 3 sports massage therapy qualification here. 

Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy Qualification

It's time to take things up a notch with our Level 4 qualification! This course builds upon your existing knowledge and equips you with advanced techniques and information.

The majority of students on this course will either be working as sports massage therapists or carrying on their education after their level 3 course. Therefore we have made this course either face-to-face or online, to make it work with your current schedule.

This course dives deeper into common patterns of dysfunction and pre-diagnosed injuries. In particular, students will focus on advanced neuromuscular techniques, myofascial release, and the appropriate use of the ARTS and SOAP protocols.

If you want to upskill your sports massage to the next level, learn from expert tutors and connect with like-minded fitness professionals, then this is the course for you.
Learn more about our Level 4 sports massage therapist qualification here.


There you have it, a dive into our sports massage therapy qualifications. If your starting from scratch, we have made a handy package of both the level 3 and 4 sports massage therapy qualifications. Check that out here.

If you’re looking for other courses for personal trainers, check out what we have here.  

Thanks again to Craig, another one of our sports massage inspirations! We wish you all the success as a sports massage therapist! If you’re also leaving the armed forces, we can help you get upskilled with your ELCAS points, learn how we can help here.

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