Sports massage insurance

Our specialist sports massage insurance can cover you from as little as £5 a month.

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Our insurance policy for sports massage can protect you against mistakes you make in your work.

Sports massage therapists play a key role in helping athletes to achieve their physical potential, assisting in their recovery and aiding their preparation for their next challenge. It’s important they can carry out this work in confidence, knowing that they have the right protection in place in case anything goes wrong – be that an injury inadvertently caused to a client, an allergic reaction to a treatment, or a trip or fall.

This is where Markel’s cover comes in. With 25 years of specialist expertise, we’re used to building a bespoke package of insurance that can naturally suit the requirements of your role as a sports massage therapist. Our user-friendly quote system involves answering a few questions about your job and then offers you a list of all of the cover that can cater for this. From there, it’s a case of picking the cover you want to pay for.

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Cover starting at just £5 a month

Insurance for sports massage specialists includes the following types of cover

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Cover starting at just £5 a month

Frequently asked questions

  • What's the difference between professional indemnity and public liability?

    These are two slightly different types of cover. Professional indemnity insurance covers you if you are challenged for the professional work you carry out or advice given. For a sports massage therapist, this type of professional negligence case might involve a compensation claim made by a client who feels your advice led to them exacerbating an existing illness or condition, for example. Public liability insurance offers cover in case of any injuries or illnesses third parties suffer through your work.


  • I often offer massages from my own or a client's home. Will I be covered for this?

    Yes, your policy can offer you the level of cover you need wherever you carry out your work.


  • What limit of cover should I choose?

    This depends on the work you carry out and, potentially, the legal requirements of some industry bodies. It’s well worth checking these out to ensure your cover meets the threshold presented by any bodies you need to be a member of for your work.

Access these specialist services with your Markel insurance policy

Our sports massage insurance offers a number of great services that will support your work:

24 hour legal helpline  24 hour legal advice helpline

You get 24/7 telephone access to a qualified solicitor at no extra cost with all of our policies. With this, you can call on an expert to answer queries on points of law you might be unclear about, how to cope with a difficult client, the structure of your business, and any health and safety issues you have.

Legal hub access Legal Hub access

All of our policies also come with access to hundreds of legal document templates. These allow you to download pre-prepared policies, procedures and contracts to avoid the need to pay expensive fees for these to be drawn up. This is all available in our online legal hub, powered by LHS elXtr.

  Fee dispute service

Sports massage therapists want to be able to focus on their work, not be chasing unpaid invoices or fees. Markel policyholders with public liability or professional indemnity insurance can benefit from access to a fee dispute helpline that is powered by a leading law firm.

  Public relations crisis management service

It’s important for sports massage therapists to build and maintain a positive reputation so they can attract and keep clients. A negative piece of press coverage could prove damaging to this and, if this occurs, our specialist public relations crisis management firm, The Counsel House, can work with you. This service, which helps to manage allegations of fraud, injury caused to employees or the public and official investigations into your company's affairs, comes as standard with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, directors and officers insurance, cyber and data risks insurance, and legal representation and employment disputes insurance.

Cyber response helpline

Our cyber response helpline gives you direct access to specialist solicitors and information security experts who can give you the benefit of their legal and technical IT expertise if you were to suffer from a cyber attack. This is included as standard with cyber and data risks insurance.

Cover starting at just £5 a month