The Tuesday evening portion of the class is free and open to the public. CEUs for the Tuesday evening portion will be given only for those who attend the entire 20 hour class.
The techniques you will learn in this sports massage workshop can help all of your clients, whether they are athletes or not.
We start with some theory, explaining the physiological principles that are the basis for the techniques -- including reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation, and strain counterstrain.
Most of the workshop is hands on. You will learn many techniques that you can add to your toolbox.
compare and contrast various modalities used in sports massage, including PNF Stretching, Facilitated Stretching, Reciprocal Inhibition, Multidirectional Friction, Soft Tissue Release, and a painless way of releasing Trigger Points using Strain Counterstrain techniques.
discuss the indications and cautions for each technique and show how knowledge of the principles of the techniques, combined with a good knowledge of anatomy, will allow us to apply the techniques on any muscle in the body.
cover injury evaluation and treatment
show treatment strategies for sprains and strains and for many common conditions including hamstring strain, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, iliotibial band friction syndrome, “shin splints”, and achilles tendinitis.
Pre-event and post-event massage will also be covered.
If you have taken this workshop before, you can take it again for 50% off, on a space available basis.
Please wear athletic attire for this workshop.
About the Instructor
Dr. James Mally is licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor in California, and has been doing massage professionally in many different settings since 1975. He is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, and the Lindsey Hopkins School, a 1000 hour massage training program.
Dr. Mally is able to integrate his thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the practice of massage. He has been teaching massage certification programs since 1979, and was director of Healing Arts Institute in Citrus Heights, California for 21 years.
He is currently engaged in private practice, DVD production, and teaching advanced classes in deep tissue massage, sports massage, and anatomy in massage schools around the world.
James R. Mally, N.D. is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider # 451329-10.