Welcome to the class. Choose a lesson below to start.
Introduction to sports massage
This lesson discusses how to set up and organize a massage station at an athletic event. It also demonstrates the various basic techniques that are used in this class, including compression, broadening, friction, petrissage, compressive effleurage and tapotment.
Pre-event sports massage
This lesson discusses the goal of pre-event sports massage along with tips on working with athletes before an event. Next this lesson demonstrates a pre-event style massage for a runner. You can then apply these techniques to other types of events.
Post event massage
This lesson covers delayed onset soreness, the cool-down period and things to be aware of while working with athletes after their event. Then a sports massage routine for cyclists is demonstrated, including work not the neck extensors, wrist flexors, quads, hamstrings and calves.
This type of massage is applied between events. Molly shows how to determine which type of massage to do, and what not to do. This includes which questions to ask and how to structure the session. Then she demonstrates a inter-event massage for a tennis player that includes work on the back, gluten, hamstrings and quads, calves, pecs and general arm.
Psychology and diet
This lesson offers 4 suggestions in working with athletes in terms of psychology. Molly also discusses basics of diet that will support the healing process and how to decrease inflammation.
This lesson covers how injuries heal, and the role of sports massage in injury prevention. She discusses the stages of healing and how the therapist can support healing. When to refer to another practitioner is also covered.
This lesson demonstrates how to perform sports massage for runners who have plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ITB syndrome or hamstring strain. Each technique is clearly shown with detailed explanation and description.
This lesson demonstrates how to perform sports massage on cyclists who have neck pain or patellar tendonitis.
Court sports Injuries
This lesson shows sports massage techniques for court sports. Specifically, techniques for ankle sprain, lower back pain and tennis elbow are demonstrated.
This lesson demonstrates how to perform sports massage on rotator cuff injuries. This includes effective work on the subscapularis, serrates anterior, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, and more.