About The SMA
The English Institute of Sport along with other home country institutes and sports governing bodies found there was significant demand for sports massage among sports participants.
There was however a great deal of confusion as to who was appropriately qualified even among other health professionals working within sport. As a result in 1999, a Sports Massage Advisory Group was established to investigate the area. The group was chaired by the chartered physiotherapist and sports massage practitioner, Joan Watt. In January 2002 the Sports Massage Association (SMA) was launched.
Aims of the SMA
The SMA has the following aims to guide its development. The aims of the SMA are to;