Participants will learn techniques to add to their skill sets as massage therapists and sports massage therapists.
Topics will include: (but not limited to)
- Basics of Sports Massage such as Pre, Post and Intra Event Sports Massage as well as Sports Maintenance Massage. Also included will be the origin of sports massage, effects of sports massage to the client, and benefits and contraindications of Sports Massage.
- Gua Sha (Graston, muscle scraping) techniques on upper and lower body will also be taught. Titanium gua sha (graston tool will be provided).
- Proper foam rolling techniques, proper use of lacrosse balls to break up adhesions, and use of other tools for the therapist including percussion tools.
- An introduction to Active Isolated Stretching (to use on clients and for self-care).
These skills are designed to give the therapist added skills to use on themselves for self care and for their clients.
Participants are asked to bring: sheets, lubricant (gel, lotion). and wear loose clothing and shorts. Class will be very participative.
*Titanium gua sha (graston tool will be provided).
Instructor: Jim Earley
Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Cortiva Institute – King of Prussia
211 South Gulph Road, Suite 100 | King of Prussia, PA 19406
CE Credits: 8 Live CEs
Please bring paper towels, a hand towel, sheets for table, hand sanitizer, and oil, gel, lotion or cream.
About the Instructor:
Jim Earley, LMT, Board Certified, has been a massage therapist for the past 29 years and has been an instructor for the past 10 years.
Jim is a Sports Massage Specialist, who works with and has worked with many athletes, from the weekend warrior to the Professional Athlete. Jim was Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelp’s first massage therapist and travelled with him for 4 years. He also works with 18 colleges and universities and many high school and club athletes.
Jim has been an instructor for the past 10 years and teaches classes in Cupping (1,2 and 3), Sports Stretching (Active Isolated and PNF), Pin and Release, Basic Sports Massage (pre and post event) plus Gua Sha and other tools for the therapist.