BASIC SPORTS MASSAGE AND TOOLS FOR THE THERAPIST (Gua Sha, Graston, Foam Rolling, AIS)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Jim Earley LMT, NCBTMB
Students will learn techniques to add to their skill sets as massage therapists and sports massage therapists. This will include learning Gua Sha (Graston, muscle scraping) techniques on the upper and lower body. Titanium gua sha (Graston tool will be provided).
Also covered in the class:
- proper foam rolling techniques
- proper use of lacrosse balls to break up adhesions
- use of other tools for the therapist including percussion tools such as the Hypervolt.
The students will also learn proper Active Isolated Stretching ( to use on clients and for self-care). A stretching strap will be provided.
These skills are designed to give the therapist added skills to use on themselves for self-care and for their clients.
Students will be asked to bring sheets, and lubricant (gel, lotion).
Also loose clothing and shorts. The class will be very participative.
Parking: Please be mindful of parking in front of AMTB and other High Street businesses. There is a paid parking lot on Hanover Street and can be paid using the ParkMobile app.