Basic Sports Massage and Tools for the Therapist (Gua Sha, Graston, Foam Rolling, and AIS)
Instructor: Jim Earley, LMT NCBTMB
Date: May 17, 2020 (Sunday)
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 class will be:
- Proper foam rolling techniques
- Proper use of lacrosse balls to break up adhesions
- Proper use of other tools for the therapist including percussion tools such as the Hypervolt
The student 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 therapists added tools to use on themselves for self-care as well as their clients.
Students, please bring a set of sheets, a large towel, and massage lubricant (gel, lotion, cream). Also, please wear comfortable, loose clothing; the class will be very participative.
Note: Titanium gua sha tool and stretching strap are included in the class tuition.