A Continuing Education Course for Massage Therapists
What is SportStretch®?
SportStretch® is a floor mat, movement based, full body routine that consists of both actively and passively stretching a client. It can be done as an individual treatment or integrated into the end of a massage. This work can be used as a warmup prior to activity, as it can invigorate an athlete and get them ready to move, or it can be applied as recovery work, to relax them after activity. You will learn that your intentions will determine the outcome of your work. I have uniquely incorporated a combination of techniques such as Thai Massage, Compression, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Ashiatsu, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Traction and various Myofascial and Myoskeletal techniques to create the SportStretch® routine.
Who can benefit from a SportStretch® session?
Although SportStretch® is structured to be performed on athletes of any size or stature, it is safe for just about anyone who is looking to gain flexibility in order to perform better on the field, in the gym and in everyday activities.
Why make the investment in this course?
I know this technique works because I use it on professional athletes in my practice, EVERYDAY. I am now getting feedback from several different professionals all over the country who have taken this course, and after they apply the SportStretch® work, the results are always a variation of increased flexibility and a decrease in soft tissue injuries over time. This stretch routine has not only been a major benefit for the health and well being of my athletes but has also been a major source of income for me. It gives my hands and wrists a break from the constant pressure of deep tissue work, which helps me to keep going strong after 19+ years in the business of Sports Massage. Athletes actively look for body workers to stretch them and after completing this course, you will have added the skills to your practice to effectively be able to do so.
SportStretch® is approved for Continuing Education through NCBTMB and NY State Licensed Massage Therapists.