Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. Sports Massage addresses the specific needs of athletes. It can use Swedish massage methods, cross fiber friction, trigger point therapy, stretching methods, etc. It is used during training, and before or after events, to enhance performance and to promote post-injury healing. The three sports massage classes listed below will give you the ability to be able to successfully work with athletes in many different fields.

Steve DeHart has been a CMT since 1991 and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 2002. He has worked with the SF 49ers, professional baseball players and Olympic athletes. He was Director of Athletic Training at Sacramento State University with daily responsibilities for Division I football, track and field and baseball. Steve was also certified by Aaron Mattes, founder of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), as a practitioner and teacher of AIS. Steve brings sports massage therapy and stretching into the world of sports medicine. His techniques are aimed at increasing performance and the prevention/rehabilitation of sports injuries. He currently practices in Nevada City, CA were he owns DeHart Athletic Training Services.

These classes may be taken as part of the 250 hr or 500 hr Massage Therapist Program or as continuing education classes: SPORTS MASSAGE-Pre and Post Event (24 hrs), SPORTS MASSAGE-Injury and Prevention (24 hrs), SPORTS MASSAGE-Stretching (24 hrs) 

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