12 Hour CE Course
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Based on a textbook by Patricia Benjamin, PhD and Scott Lamp, LMT, this course provides the theoretical and practical basis for using sports massage to help athletes stay in shape, recover from injuries and improve performance, including the authors' approaches to conducting an effective sports massage program in various settings. A list of resources for further study, including hands-on training, is included. This course provides conceptual preparation to seek additional training, and does not teach hands-on skills. Please seek additional experience, with a mentor, to add hands-on skills.
|Theory and Science of Sports Massage|
|Definition of sports massage|
|The many uses of massage in sports|
|The sports massage specialist|
|The whole-athlete model|
|Sports massage and athletic performance|
|Evidence for effectiveness|
|Constellation of effects|
|Contraindications and cautions|
|Medications and drugs|
|Techniques and Skills|
|Building blocks of sports massage|
|Hand and finger positions|
|Joint movement techniques|
|Restorative Sports Massage|
|Restorative massage and its applications|
|Sports Massage at Athletic Events|
|Event sports massage|
|Pre-event sports massage|
|Interevent sports massage|
|Postevent sports massage|
|Hyperthermia and hypothermia|
|Relieving muscle cramps|
|Event sports massage at a swim meet|
|Maintenance Sports Massage|
|Common problem areas|
|Maintenance massage using oil|
|Planning and Giving Sports Massage|
|Sports massage sessions|
|Planning a session|
|Logistics of giving sports massage|
|Aspects of techniques performance|
|Monitoring progress and pain|
|Implementing a Sports Massage Program|
|Sports massage programs|
|School and university programs|
|The athlete's support team|
|Organized sport events|
|Private sports massage practices|
|Integrative sports medicine clinics|
|Appendix A: Sanitary Guidelines for Sports Massage at Events|
|Appendix B: Massage Licensing Laws
Glossary, References & Index
|About the Authors|
|Open-Book Test and Answer Sheet|
|Course Evaluation Form|
Great course, great book, I learned alot!
Linda J Lambert, LMBT
Excellent overview of the topic.
Suki Lurie, LMT
I liked the layout of the text. It was easy to read and understand. The photographs were very helpful.
I enjoyed this course and am looking forward to the next one.
J. Hubbel, CMT
I took my time to really read and absorb the material. I know it will be very helpful to my career as a massage therapist. For me, having three kids that are all in school and dealing with everyday life, this course made it easy for me to work, deal with kids, juggle daily life and still have some time left to read this course. It's great to learn new things as well as reviewing material you already know. Thanks!
Rebecca Turner, LMBT
I enjoyed the course and it was helpful as I did not have the time to take a hands on class this year.
Scott Mike, LMBT
Great text!!! Will share with my fellow therapists!!
Andrea Whittington, LMT
This course was and is very to the point and it gives another great text to refer to. I have gained new information to share with my clients and to help them but to help myself in my athletic endeavors!
David Mylar, LMT
This course is very detailed and helpful.
Leanne Nguyen, CMT, NCTMB
Great course! Learned some new information, thanks!
Josh Wideman, LMT
I thought it was wonderful. I have such excitement to use this on my clients who are athletes.
Leannia Jerrell, LMT
It was a great course. I found the text very easy to understand. I think this course will deffently will help me in my field.. Thank YOu!
Erin Hicks, LMT
Great course w/very useful and timely info. I will be using many of these techniques in my practice.
Jeffrey Schroeder, CMT, NCTMB
Very good text and specific in details.
John Escarsega, LMT
A great course. The material was clear and concise.
Caroline Ruhm, LMT, NCTMB
Great Course! Thoroughly Enjoyed it :)
Tammy Gillette, LMBT
The course was professionally presented. By taking it, I have gained new and interesting insight into the application and evaluations involved in effectively performing sports massage. Loved it!
Janice Falcon, LMT
James Manda, LMT
Excellent course. Learned some valuable information to use in my practice.
Napoleon Meadors, LMT
The text was easy to understand and well presented in an way that I can apply the techniques to my practice and be able to better help my clients who are athletes.
Jamie Davidson, LMT
Materials were easy to follow and learn and the test fully covered all materials. Very useful and will be helpful in my practice
Stephanie Schaefer, LMBT
This was my favorite class your company offers.
David Hess, LMT, NCTMB
Thank you so much for offering this service it is practical and convenience!!!!!
Loved the book! Learned a lot. Really enjoyed the book! Thanks.
Rebecca Bettcher, LMT
I have had sports massage on my radar as one of the courses I have wanted to take. So glad I did! As I read this book, I was able to apply some of the techniques to the massages I have given over the last eleven days. I intend to reread this book and dedicate a lot of what this book as taught me to memory.
John Coombs, LMT
This course exceeded my expections and one of the most useful courses that I can start using new techniques right away in my practice.
Kimberly Hood, LMT
I was already a little familiar with some of the content, but it was a helpful review. I enjoyed learning new aspects of sports massage and the history and theory behind the techniques. I plan to use what I learned in this course in my massage practice as well as in my own self care routine.
Michael Petillo, LMT, NCTMB
I do enjoy taking home studies because it saves me time traveling and money because I do not have to close my spa and I can still get the satisfaction of learning and keeping up with my CEU’s.
Roslyn Phillip, LMT
The course was very informative and you get a better understanding of sports massage. Clear and to the point. Excellent material to glean from for massage therapist.
Chantal Henry, LMT, NCTMB
I loved this course and learned a lot of new techniques I can use in my practice.
Kayla Young, RMT
Many professional and amateur athletes hire their own massage specialists. This is a common practice in individual sports such as running, tennis, figure skating, boxing, and cycling, sports in which athletes have their own coaches, athletic trainers, personal physicians, and other support staff. Sometimes tournament managers (e.g., on a professional tennis circuit) provide a massage specialist for all players. An Olympic team may have its own massage specialist who travels with the team to training camp and to the Games themselves.
Some professional sport teams hire team massage therapists to provide massage to all team members. This assures that athletes will at least receive regular postevent massage, maintenance massage, or both. The logistics of providing massage in those circumstances is similar to in schools (i.e., creating a master schedule, allocating space, providing equipment, and making travel arrangements)." (Understanding Sports Massage by Patricia J. Benjamin & Scott P. Lamp, 2nd ed., 2005, p. 123-124)
How do professional sport teams assure that the athletes receive regular maintenance massage?