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-Principles of Sports Massage (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Dec 10 & 11 (9 am - 6 pm). In this class we will discuss the various considerations when working with active/athletic individuals and the different phases of their activities, such as pre-event, inter/intra- event, post-event, and recovery. The timing of the massage session will determine the intent of the massage session. Are you trying to "warm-up" the body/muscles, excite the CNS, get the athlete psychologically "up" for competition? Are you trying to maintain a particular physical/mental state? Are you trying to determine what might be needed to improve performance for the next competition/event? Or perhaps you're just assisting in the recovery of an athlete after a competition/event? What techniques might you use to attain these goals? These are the types of questions we'll be addressing. Understanding what you're trying to accomplish will allow you to explore the various approaches/techniques and reasoning behind the decisions to maximize an individual's level of activity and competitive nature. Prerequisite: massage therapy fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240. Prepay: 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.

2017

SPORTS MASSAGE - PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS MASSAGE (16 hrs) Tues & Wed, May 23 & 24 (9 am - 6 pm) In this class, we will discuss the various considerations when working with active/athletic individuals and the different phases of their activities, such as pre-event, inter/intra-event, post-event and recovery. We will focus on pre-event and post-event sessions, give a demonstration and practice a "starting" sequence for each of these phases of activity/competition. The more you understand what you're trying to accomplish at each phase of activity, will allow you to explore the various approaches/techniques/tools you already have in your tool box to maximize an individual's level of activity and competitive nature. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon OshitaCost: $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 - PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS MASSAGE (16 hrs) Tues & Wed, Dec 5 & 6 (9 am - 6 pm) In this class, we will discuss the various considerations when working with active/athletic individuals and the different phases of their activities, such as pre-event, inter/intra-event, post-event and recovery. We will focus on pre-event and post-event sessions, give a demonstration and practice a "starting" sequence for each of these phases of activity/competition. The more you understand what you're trying to accomplish at each phase of activity, will allow you to explore the various approaches/techniques/tools you already have in your tool box to maximize an individual's level of activity and competitive nature. Prerequisite: Massage Therapy Fundamentals or equivalent. Instructor: Sharon Oshita Cost: $240 Prepay 2-Wk $232, 4-Wk $225.


 

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