Performance-based Sports Massage

with Cristel McCarthy featuring Marc Frazier
Sunday, February 9, 2020
9-6pm
$175
8 CEs

Workshop Description


Performance based sports massage is a collection of techniques that can be integrated into a session to assist athletes or physically active clients to perform or move more effectively. These curated techniques have helped athletes/active clients feel that their body was affected and engaged. These advance techniques are easily implemented and continually elicit a distinctive advantage.

Performance based sports massage is great for new therapists and seasoned therapists alike, who need a few more tools in their belt, who want to liven their massages, or just want to work on their clients in a way they hadn’t considered before.

The learning objectives of the course include:

  • Students will learn to integrate myofascial, deep tissue, and active movement therapies into anatomically specific sports massage sessions to assist athletes or physically active clients.
  • Students will learn to enhance their therapeutic value by learning and integrating muscle-specific treatment techniques.
  • Students will learn advanced sports techniques for muscle and fascial adhesions, and how to address patterns of held tension.
  • Students will review major muscle groups used in various sports, including origins, insertions, actions of each muscle.
  • Students will fortify their confidence in working with commonly used large muscle groups and gain a detailed understanding of applied techniques.
  • Students will learn how to work as part of a healthcare team in tandem with Physical Therapists or Personal Trainers.

Cristel McCarthy LMT, MTI, CMLDT. Cristel is the Educational Director at Lauterstein Conway Massage School and Clinic. She started as an assistant instructor in 2013 and received her massage therapy instructors license in 2014. She felt so inspired to teach that she began training and helped supervise students in the student clinic and fill in as an instructor as needed. Soon after Cristel started teaching full-time and has taught over 10 6 month and 12 month cohorts. Throughout her career, Cristel has attended classes by Ben Benjamin (Advance muscular courses), George Kousaleos (CORE Myofascial), Marc Frazier (Cadaver and Body Mobilizations, Nikola McGill (Manual Lymph Drainage), Cindy Gillian (Oncology Massage), Carrie Gaynor), Kate Jordan (Massage for the child-bearing year) and many more. One of Cristel proudest moments this year was to reach level 6 on her Rogue in her current Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition campaign.

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 1.44.09 PMMarc Frazier has been a personal trainer for over 35 years and a massage therapist for 20 years. During that time, he has worked extensively in sports massage and clinical settings. He has travelled with numerous teams and is one of the most valued clinical massage and training resources in the Central Texas. His passion is functional anatomy, massage therapy, and their successful clinical application in helping people improve both their structure and functional health.