Massage Therapy for Athletes Series
Pre- and Post-event Massage, August 1, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Learn short treatments of 10 – 15 minutes in duration, done at the event site within 3 hours before the event (Pre Event Massage) or within 4 hours after the event (Post Event Massage) Treatments are general and non- specific. Pre Event treatments are to “pump-up” the athlete; Post Event treatments are slow in tempo and are to calm, relax and sooth the athlete.
Active Isolated Stretching, August 7, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Active Isolated Stretching – Mattes Method (AIS) is a renowned and effective set of skills you may incorporate into any massage to help enhance clients’ range of motion, strength, and flexibility. From couch potatoes to athletes, your clients will love this work!
Lumbar-Pelvis Core Distortion, August 8, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Shoulder Issues/Rotator Cuff, August 13, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Hip Issues/Piriformis Syndrome, August 14, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Knee Issues/Iliotibial Band, August 15, 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Ralph Stephens has been using massage to help clients ranging from Olympic athletes to everyday amateurs recover from their injuries since 1986. He travels extensively across the US and abroad, teaching advanced therapeutic massage techniques that provide a pain-free experience for both clients and therapists. A Massage Therapy Hall of Fame inductee, Stephens’ goal is to train more therapists in highly effective techniques, “so together we can help more people live healthier, happier, pain-free lives.”