Sports Massage Therapy

6 CE Hours

Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 9:00-4:00
6 CE hours – $145
Early registration special is $145
After June 7, 2014 price is $165

Instructor:  Madeline Burroughs, LMBT 11044

Sports massage is a special type of massage that is particularly helpful to athletes. It is used before, during and after sports events. When a massage therapist works the soft tissues of the body, there are a variety of benefits such as preventing injury, working out the soreness, and enhancing sports performance. Most elite athletes have sports massages done regularly as a part of their training program.

Sports massages are done by qualified sports massage therapists, often in spas, sports medicine clinics, or even hospitals. An untrained person would not know the important details of bodywork, and could cause injury rather than prevent it. Most athletes like to be familiar with the massage therapist that works on them.

Techniques for sports massage are borrowed from traditional massage styles, such as Shiatsu and Swedish massage. Bodywork is also very sport-specific. The massage therapist uses knowledge of the way the body moves in your particular sport in determining what are the most likely muscular and joint problems and needs. He also uses this insider information to know how to prepare your body for an upcoming event.

Sports massage can be used for any team sport players, tennis and golf players, skiers, swimmers, gymnasts and just about any sport that includes powerful movements. In fact, some people get sports massages when they do not do sports, if they are simply working out vigorously. Others even get sports massages after physical jobs like moving furniture or planting a garden.

A sports massage can be stimulating, it can be relaxing, or it can be a relief from pain. A sports massage is not a cure for every sports-related injury or defect. It was never meant to be a cure-all. However, it has its place and it has been helping athletes reach their peak practice and performance levels for several years.

• Please wear comfortable clothing and also bring athletic shorts, athletic tank top and tennis shoes. Massage lotion or cream.

• What you can expect to learn in this class:
-Sports massage therapy techniques
-Pre-and post events sports massage
-contraindications of sports massage therapy
-sports massage techniques utilizing advanced myofascial release techniques.
Introducing touch to the client
Putting the client at ease
Warming the tissues
Increasing blood flow
Stimulating peripheral nerves
Muscle relaxation
Palpating tissues
Come prepared to learn and to have some fun!

We are a fully furnished massage school facility and provide Oakworks massage tables, linens, class tables, and computer/projector for overhead presentations.

Just bring massage sheets and lotion.

NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #450558-07


NC Massage School offers individualized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an advanced-level professional career, continuing education and personal growth. We believe in a holistic approach that encourages students to explore personal development of mind, body and spirit in a small, supportive environment.


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