Sports Massage I

This class is taught by:

Kathleen Intihar CMT

Kathleen has been practicing bodywork and massage therapy since 1994. She is a certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist trained in the Vodder Method. She has trained extensively in Neuromuscular Therapy. Kathy also has personal training, geriatric personal fitness and personal pilates certifications. Kathy has a thriving practice focused on assisting clients in need of MLD and medical massage therapy.

Gary Nolan HHP

Gary Nolan has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years. He has worked at some of the desert's largest spas and resorts. Gary has been a teacher at Somatherapy for over 15 years. He specializes in Sports, Myofascial Release and has also taught Kinesiology, and Deep Tissue.  Gary takes great pride in his work and making sure that students get the most out of every course.


John Marasigan has been a massage therapist for over 15 years and has been teaching for 13. His specialty is Deep Tissue Sports and Medical Massage Therapy. After graduating with degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute in New York City, John became licensed to practice massage in the states of New York & California. He is also Nationally Certified and is an approved provider for continuing education through the NCBTMB. John has owned Sports Massage Clinic and school where he administered massage to athletes and sports active individuals, and taught licensed massage therapists  John is very excited to be a part of the Somatherapy Team.
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)