Sports Massage Therapy
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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.

Instructor:
Sharon Oshita

These classes may be taken as part of the 250 or 500 hr Massage Therapist Program or as continuing education classes: SPORTS MASSAGE-Principles of Sports Massage (16 hrs), SPORTS MASSAGE-Shoulder and Ankle Injuries (16 hrs) 

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2016

SPORTS MASSAGE - PRE & POST EVENT: for client peak performance (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Dec 10 & 11 (9 am - 6 pm). This class will focus on approaches for pre-event and post-event massage therapy. Students will learn a variety of sports massage specific strokes and will gain an understanding of the significance of each stroke through discussion and hands-on practice. All phases of sports massage will be discussed, with important detail given to timed sequences, which will be taught specifically for pre/post event sessions. These timed sequences are designed to be templates for the student to use immediately after class and to build on and create their own "signature" sports massage sequence. Prerequeisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

2017

SPORTS MASSAGE - PRE & POST EVENT: for client peak performance (16 hrs) Tues & Wed, May 23 & 24 (9 am - 6 pm) This class will focus on approaches for pre-event and post-event massage therapy. Students will learn a variety of sports massage specific strokes and will gain an understanding of the significance of each stroke through discussion and hands-on practice. All phases of sports massage will be discussed, with important detail given to timed sequences, which will be taught specifically for pre/post event sessions. These timed sequences are designed to be templates for the student to use immediately after class and to build on and create their own "signature" sports massage sequence. Prerequeisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

SPORTS MASSAGE - Shoulder Injuries (16 hrs) Mon & Tues, June 5 & 6 (9 am - 6 pm).This 2-day class will discuss the common mechanisms of injury and conditions of the shoulder in active/athletic individuals. A review of pertinent anatomy will be covered along with evaluation and understanding the different stages of tissue healing enabling us to determine what intention and techniques would be most effective in helping our clients. A clarity of when to use ice vs. heat will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita. Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

SPORTS MASSAGE - PRE & POST EVENT: for client peak performance (16 hrs) Tues & Wed, Dec 5 & 6 (9 am - 6 pm) This class will focus on approaches for pre-event and post-event massage therapy. Students will learn a variety of sports massage specific strokes and will gain an understanding of the significance of each stroke through discussion and hands-on practice. All phases of sports massage will be discussed, with important detail given to timed sequences, which will be taught specifically for pre/post event sessions. These timed sequences are designed to be templates for the student to use immediately after class and to build on and create their own "signature" sports massage sequence. Prerequeisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.


 

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