BASIC SPORTS MASSAGE AND TOOLS FOR THE THERAPIST (Gua Sha, 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 (muscle scraping) techniques on the upper and lower body. Titanium gua sha (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.
Supplies: All students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a set of sheets (headrest cover, too) and massage cream of their preference.
Parking is limited to three hours in front of AMTB; students should refrain from parking in front of AMTB and other High Street businesses. There is a paid parking lot located on Hanover Street (across from Sherwin Williams). Students can pay for parking using the kiosk or the Park Mobile App. We recommend that students download the parking app and add their license plate and credit card information prior to coming to class. Park where you are comfortable, but AMTB is not responsible for student vehicles or parking fines.