Massage School Gives Sports Massage Therapists a Competitive Edge – Classes in Advanced Circulatory and Sports Massage

Massage Students working on competitive Athletes at a sports event in San Diego.

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, (Healing Hands) has been giving students a competitive edge when it comes to a career as a Sports Massage Therapist, for over 30 years!   With dozens of advanced sports related classes to offer, Healing Hands receives more job opportunities for Sports Massage Therapists than we have graduates to fill them!

This Summer, healing hands will be offering a 100-hour course, Advanced Circulatory and Sports Massage.  Staff Instructor, Christopher (Chris) Morgan will be teaching the course which begins on July 6th and runs through September 4th. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm and on Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm.

Chris Morgan, CMT, HHP and Multi-subject Instructor for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health.

Chris Morgan is a Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, and a multi-subject Instructor at Healing Hands since 2016. Prior to pursuing an education in Massage Therapy, Chris served as a Customer Support Analyst and Corporate Trainer, requiring strong analytical and communication skills to do his job.  Chris re-purposed those skills to train students on how to establish rapport, investigate the causes of pain, and customize treatment plans to address core issues in their massage clients. In addition to teaching Advanced Circulatory & Sports Massage, Chris teaches Deep Tissue Manipulations, and Professional Practices.  In both instances, Chris takes great pride in sharing his knowledge, skills, and the expertise in therapeutic healing he’s spent years pursuing.

Advanced Circulatory Massage introduces students to new ways of using their thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, and knuckles, Massage. The Sports Massage portion teaches techniques to treat a variety of clients. These range from the moderately active to the serious, competitive athlete.

Healing Hands’ Student works on a participating runner at the LA Marathon.

Students learn how to initiate deep, invigorating Massage techniques that enhance the performance of athletes at events or prior to weight training. Special focus is given to cross-fiber techniques that release old adhesions and scar tissue. These techniques promote better performance and speed healing. This class equips the student with a whole new range of Massage techniques that enhance their bodywork and its impact on their clients.

Traditionally, Sports Massage Therapists provide treatment to athletes at the event site before competitions. The goals were to improve flexibility and excite the nervous system before the event. After the event the Practitioner works to alleviate muscle tightness or cramping and relax the nervous system, restoring homeostasis.

Today, you’ll find Sports Massage Therapists are in demand at day spas, gyms, private health care practices, athletic facilities, and sports clinics. In addition to working for sports teams, Sports Massage Therapists today provide therapeutic sports massage to light-exercise enthusiasts as well as competitive athletes.

The benefits of Sports Massage are substantial.  They include increased flexibility, blood flow and lymph circulation. Athletes enjoy a reduction in blood pressure, muscle spasms and pain, and a reduced stress response.  Just as importantly, Sports Massage improves recovery time from sports events, competitions, and workouts. It also facilitates a faster rehabilitation of injured joints, muscles and soft tissues.

To find out if a career as a Sports Massage Therapist is right for you, visit us on-line at www.hhs.edu. To arrange a classroom tour, call us at  (949) 305-2722 In Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 for Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 for Kearny Mesa/San Diego.

 

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