TypeOnsite Course
DateMay 5, 2024 - May 6, 2024
PlaceAcademy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks 141 East High Street Pottstown, PA 19464
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Instructor: Slav Marinov

16 CEs (Not an NCBTMB-approved course in the States, but approved for PA CEs as the Academy of Massage Therapy & Bodyworks is a PA Massage Board Approved School (

This transformative workshop focuses on advanced therapeutic techniques tailored for sports massage, targeting different areas of the body in prone, supine and side-lying positions. The intensive two-day class explores a comprehensive range of topics to refine your skills and enhance client outcomes:

  • Optimized Body Positioning– Learn precise methods to position your client’s body for optimal
  • Trigger Point Release – Use the potency of trigger point techniques to provide targeted relief, addressing muscular tension.
  • Integrated Stretching Techniques – Seamlessly incorporate stretching into your massage sessions to complement other therapeutic techniques, enhancing flexibility and promoting muscle recovery.
  • Artful Joint Manipulation – Master the art of gentle joint manipulation to enhance mobility, facilitating greater range of motion and relieving stiffness.
  • Efficient Body Mechanics and Energy Management – Discover how to utilize proper body mechanics to prevent injuries, conserve energy, and achieve optimal outcomes for both you and your clients.

About Slav Marinov

Slav is award winning therapist with over 23 years’ experience in massage and body manipulation.
After graduating from the National Sports Academy in Sofia he worked as a Personal Trainer and physical therapist for 10 years before moving to London in 2003 to continue his education. His excellent knowledge of anatomy, physiology, sports nutrition, and rehabilitation gave him a great foundation to develop his skills in massage to the highest level.
Slav’s work has been recognized internationally by different panels of experts and he has achieved multiple industry awards:

FHT “Excellence Awards” 2022
• Finalist in the “Lifetime Achievement” category

World Massage Championship 2022 – Copenhagen
• Gold Medal and World Champion in Sports Massage

European Massage Championship 2022 – Nice
• Gold Medal in Sports Massage
• Gold Medal in Western Free Style Massage
• Absolute Champion of Europe and winner of “Best Massage in Europe” 2022

Intercontinental Massage Championship 2022 – Athens
• Gold Medal and Intercontinental Champion in Sports Massage

National Massage Championship UK 2021 – London
• Gold Medal and National Champion in Free Style Massage
• “Judges Excellence Award” and Absolute National UK Champion 2021

Slav is a member of the European Massage Association (NEWMA), International Massage Association (IMA), the World Massage Federation (WMF) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

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