Sports Massage I includes pre and post event, therapeutic trigger point therapy, stretches, theory, including increasing range of motion, enhancement of athletic performance, and prevention of injury. The focus will be on conditioning-maintenance massage and will be studied in a sequence of techniques. The techniques studied: Circulatory Strokes, Trigger Points, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Techniques, Transverse Friction, Cryotherapy, Stretches and Movement.
Required text: Muscle Manual
Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology and Swedish Massage
Duration: 40 hours (clock hours)