Continuing Education for Sports Massage Therapists
Are you currently a misuse for athletes? Are you looking to boost your skills to go forward in your career? Online resources are a cheap and easy method for learning new sports massage techniques to better your talents as a sports misuse. Not only does this make you a more credible misuse; but you will have a new certification that makes your services more desirable and profitable over others in your industry.
The massage industry is always growing and changing as new research is done on the human body. This is why it is important for a sports massage therapist to constantly be updated on the industry’s change and growth. As a working misuse, you probably find it hard to find time to go back to school periodically for continuing education; but in today’s technology-centered world, you can continue your learning from the comfort of your own home! You can get the same benefit from an at-home program as you would in a class room, except you don’t have to go anywhere and you can learn at the time that best suits your needs.
There are many experienced massage therapists that present online courses or home DVDs that will further your education in the sports massage industry. After you watch the video program through its entirety and review the course manual to gain an overview of the massage techniques you just learned, you can practice the clearly shown techniques in the video as you watch it for a second time. One of the best parts of at-home learning sessions is that you go at your own pace. No need to drive to a classroom where you learn on someone else’s watch; you can be your own instructor!
A thorough at-home instruction course will be organized and offer benchmarks along the way. Specific points to look for in sports massage education are PNF stretching, reciprocal inhibition, trigger point and strain/counterstrain techniques, injury evaluation and treatment, cross-fiber friction, common sports injuries, and pre/post-event massage techniques. After each section, you can challenge yourself by taking the end-of-the-section exam, where you will be assessed on the knowledge that should have been learned.
When you are finished with your at-home course, you will receive a certificate that can be printed for show. The more skilled and experienced you are in your industry, the more desirable you will be to your clients. Not only does furthering your education in sports massage make your services more profitable, but you will be one step above other misuses that do not have the certification. So what are you waiting for? Get started now!