Sports Therapist

Massage Therapist

Sports Massager

Sports Masseur

Minimum Class XII preferably with Biology

Certified training for Sports Masseur (programme aligned to SPF/Q1103 released by Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Sector Skill Council)

Not required

The tasks a Sports Masseur is expected to perform include:

Manipulating muscle tissues to release tension, reduce pain and restore range of movement

Ensuring timely recovery and promoting good body condition of the sportsperson

Working under the supervision of a medical doctor or a physiotherapist

Performing the physical examination of the athlete in the timely manner

Capturing and studying the past medical and fitness history of the athlete

Understanding the problems faced by the athlete by identifying the root cause for the problems

Performing visual inspection of the massage equipment and massage area

Checking for appropriate, safe and hygienic conditions prior to starting the massage sessions

Reporting any issues related to massage equipment or massage area to the concerned authority/management

Skilled in emergency response procedures like CPR and use of artificial breathing devices

Knowledge of basic first aid

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Knowledge of the best practice principles of massage techniques

Skilled in identifying the muscles that are responsible for various movements

Proficiency in understanding the effect of various massage techniques

Detailed knowledge of business, professional and ethical code of conduct

Knowledge of occupational health and safety guidelines for performing massage therapy

Skilled in giving clear and concise instructions to the athlete

Training in massage techniques

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Physically fit



It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Fitness centres usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from centre to centre

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stiff back, joint pain, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 14,500 to INR 19,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Industry in India

Sports from games and physical activity to organized competitive sport have an important role in all societies. For the individual, it enhances fitness, improves general health and enables a person to be self-confident. At the national level, sport and physical education contribute to economic and social growth, improve public health, and bring different communities together. In the recent years, India has hosted a large number of international events. Since Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2010, the prime focus of the government is on infrastructure development including transportation, power, etc. Sports retailing has boosted the manufacturing industry in countries like India and China which are global manufacturing hubs for sports products.

With increasing interest in all kinds of sports and youngsters opting for sports as a career option, the job of a Sports Masseur seems to have a great future. There are ample opportunities, starting from domestic tournaments to state level and national level tournaments and going on to international level. The career of any person related to sports in India such as a Sports Masseur is a promising one as professional sports and sports bodies/clubs are on a rise.

Professional sports teams

Fitness clubs


Cities and towns across India