Self-paced Home Study 12 CE Sports Massage with Active Assisted Lower Body Stretching
This course is approved by NCBTMB, FL, SC, GA & TN boards of massage and all states that accept NCBTMB hours. FL Board accepts this homestudy course as it's "regular" hands-on relevant to massage technique CE credit.
If you are taking this training for CE credit, please check with your own board to ensure you will receive the credit you need PRIOR TO registering or paying for this class. Homestudy training is nonrefundable and must be completed within one month of purchase before the account is deactivated.
We have an extremely robust and reliable online training system, because we deactivate user accounts after one month's access, to provide all students the best/most robust service possible. Please do not purchase this course if you are not ready to complete it within one month. It is recommended to use a computer or laptop to take this computer based course. Cell phones are not well equipped to host an online training, regardless of manufacturer claims.
This 12 CE Hour Sports Event Massage with Active Assisted Lower Body Stretching (AAS) starts with sports work taught by retired professional athlete, Selena Belisle. Training includes working with athletes and teaches a basic sports massage event routine and other athletically inclined work. Half of this course is focused upon Sports Massage Event Training, including:
- Sporting Massage Event Intake Process
- How to setup for Sporting Event Massage
- How to Perform Quick Turnover & Sanitation Techniques at Sporting Events
- A 10-15 minutes Sports Massage Routine to be performed clothed at Sporting Events
- Review of Muscle Movement, Contraction & Stretch Reflex (or lack of in extreme athletes)
- How to Relieve Muscle Cramping with Hands-on Practice of Reciprocal Inhibition
- Review of Thermal Therapy & Cryotherapy Practices in Sports (includes how to make cyrotherapy packs from household goods for sports strains and sprains)
- Recognizing Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Athletes
The second half of this class includes intensive, hands-on work with lower body AAS, which is taught by Ben Benjamin, PhD. Active Assisted Active Assisted Stretching (AAS) energizes the body, enhances the health of the tissues, increases flexibility, protects the body from injury, enhances the healing process, re-aligns the fascia and makes building strength more effective. Active Assisted Stretching is especially good for athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired.
What sets AAS apart from other stretching routines is it is not overly strenuous to the practitioner and it is easy to learn.
The client actively participates in the stretching process, with a gentle, timed, targeted assist from the therapist at the end of every stretch to increase range of motion along with many other benefits. These techniques are much easier on the therapist’s body than massage and bodywork.
The lower body stretches include the low back, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, foot and ankle. To perform the lower body stretches, we recommend investing in a stretching strap of any kind plus a special seat belt to affix the client to the table. These can be purchased at Stretchingusa.com. Similar straps can be found on amazon and other retailers. Feel free to order straps after the training or not at all - the choice is yours!
Self-paced Online CE Broker Tracking #20-979624
About Your Instructor for Active Assisted Stretching: Ben E. Benjamin, holds a Ph.D. in sports medicine and was the founder and President of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 30 years. He has studied under Dr. James Cyriax widely known for his pioneering work in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Benjamin has been teaching since 1970 and has been in private practice for over 50 years. He has created dozens of webinars that are viewed by therapists around the world. He is the author of dozens articles on working with injuries as well as the widely used books in the field, Listen To Your Pain, Are You Tense?, and Exercise Without Injury. He is also the co-author of The Ethics of Touch and Conversation Transformation.