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Sports Massage Course 

RSM demonstrate how to release muscle tension in the professional GYM
RSM demonstrate how to release muscle tension in the professional GYM

Understand Athletes Movements, and Create an Effective Massage Treatment Plan

Sports massage is a specialized form of massage therapy that can help athletes enhance their performance, prevent injuries, and recover from training and competition.

To be effective, sports massage therapists need to understand the athlete's biomechanics and how they may be impacting muscles, joints, and overall performance.

At RSM, our sports massage courses provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to assess an athlete's movement patterns and develop an effective massage treatment plan. By understanding the athlete's unique needs and goals, sports massage therapists can create customized treatment plans that target specific muscles and address any imbalances or weaknesses.

Our courses cover a range of techniques and modalities, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and assisted stretching, giving students a comprehensive understanding of sports massage therapy. With the right training, sports massage therapists can play an essential role in helping athletes achieve their full potential while minimizing the risk of injury.

Before performing assisted stretching, students learn functional anatomy
Before performing assisted stretching, students learn functional anatomy

Sports Massage in Combination with Assisted Stretching and Myofascial Release

The sports massage course offered by RSM teaches sports trainers how to effectively use massage therapy and enhance conditioning massages to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries.

In our sports therapy course, trainers will learn how to quickly detect factors that reduce sports performance

For example, muscle stiffness, localized muscle tension, and pain from soft tissue damage due to intense physical activity. They will also learn how to apply suitable massages and stretching techniques to maintain conditioning and prevent injuries.

By taking this course, sports trainers will learn how to rapidly identify potential injuries and compensatory movements in athletes, develop effective treatment plans, and integrate sports massage into training programs.

Furthermore, trainers will learn how to analyze an athlete's movements using functional anatomy, which allows them to maintain a high level of conditioning throughout the season without injury. Additionally, based on the muscle condition and joint range of motion gained from sports massage, trainers will be able to create tailored training programs for athletes.

Private Course Fee

THB 6,900
(approx. EUR 190/ USD 200 / JPY 28,000)

You can choose 3 weekdays for 3-2 hours/day between 16:00 and 20:00

Usual total Duration: 8 hours (3h+3h+2h=3days)
Including Sports Gym Entrance Fee

Due to the advanced nature of this private course, it is intended for those with the right level of massage skills and experience only.

Eligibility for this Course 

This course is only for those who have attended any of the trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and assisted stretching and myofascial relase courses offered by RSM. This is a comprehensive course that includes further advanced massage techniques, postural analysis and training instructions for your clients.

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Students learn hands-on sports massage at athletic gyms.
Students learn hands-on sports massage at athletic gyms.

Course Overview

Venture into the highest level of sports therapeutic excellence with RSM's flagship Sports Massage Course. This all-encompassing program is a detailed fusion of traditional athletic recovery methodologies and the latest in sports biomechanical research. Our curriculum is designed to empower therapists in the following key areas:

1. Performance-Optimizing Modalities

Trainees master advanced techniques like neuromuscular therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and sport-specific deep tissue massage. These methods are paramount for enhancing an athlete's recovery rate and optimizing their performance on the field or court.

2. Athletic Biomechanics Mastery

Our program delves deep into the biomechanics of sport-specific movements, equipping therapists with insights into the demands of various athletic disciplines. This knowledge is pivotal for tailored recovery strategies and injury prevention.

3. Proactive Athletic Injury Prevention

With an emphasis on functional movement patterns and muscular imbalances, our course sharpens therapists' skills in the early detection of potential injury risk factors. A proactive approach ensures athletes maintain peak performance while minimizing downtime.

4. Sport-Specific Therapeutic Protocols

Beyond general recovery methods, our trainees learn to craft detailed, sport-centric treatment plans. These regimens address the unique biomechanical challenges and recovery needs intrinsic to each athletic discipline.

5. Comprehensive Athletic Recovery

Integrating techniques from cryotherapy to dynamic stretching, our course introduces a 360-degree view of athletic wellness. This ensures athletes not only recover but thrive, pushing their boundaries and setting new records.

The depth and breadth of RSM's sports massage curriculum underscore our dedication to advancing the realm of athletic therapy. We aspire to create therapists who redefine the boundaries of sports recovery, ensuring athletes can continuously level-up their game without compromise.

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Enhancing Athletic Performance and Injury Prevention

In the high-demand field of sports massage, understanding the specific needs of athletes is crucial. Our Sports Massage Course is meticulously designed to cater not only to pain relief but also to injury prevention and performance enhancement for athletes. This course stands as a pivotal learning experience for therapists who aim to specialize in sports massage, focusing on techniques that address the unique demands of athletic movement and strain.

Understanding Repetitive Movement and Pain

Athletic activities often involve repetitive movements, which can lead to specific patterns of pain and discomfort. Our course begins by educating students on how these repetitive movements impact the body. Understanding this is key to providing targeted and effective sports massages.

Palpation Techniques and Movement Analysis

Central to our course is the mastery of palpation techniques. These skills allow therapists to identify primary sources of pain and areas of limited range of motion. By assessing muscle texture, tone, and responsiveness, therapists can develop a nuanced understanding of each athlete’s specific condition.

Enhancing Range of Motion and Movement Efficiency

A significant focus of the course is on improving athletes' range of motion and optimizing their movement efficiency. Techniques such as joint capsule mobilization are taught to realign and enhance proper movement. This approach ensures that athletes can perform at their peak without being hindered by stiffness or joint restrictions.

Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy

We delve deeply into myofascial release and trigger point therapy. These techniques are essential for releasing muscle adhesions and easing trigger points that contribute to pain and hinder performance. Understanding and applying these methods are crucial for comprehensive sports massage therapy.

Prevention and Performance Enhancement

A key objective of this course is to equip therapists with the skills needed for injury prevention and performance enhancement. By understanding the mechanics of athletic movements and applying targeted massage techniques, therapists can play a crucial role in preventing injuries and enhancing an athlete’s overall performance.

Professional Course for Tailored Therapeutic Approaches

This professionally designed course is tailored to meet the needs of sports therapists. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how to adapt their techniques to the specific requirements of their athlete clients. This course is not just about learning techniques; it's about understanding how to apply these techniques effectively to meet the unique needs of each client.

Our Sports Massage Course offers a comprehensive learning journey for therapists aiming to specialize in athletic care. With a focus on techniques for pain relief, injury prevention, and performance enhancement, therapists will learn to address the unique demands of athletic movement. The course covers key areas such as repetitive movement analysis, palpation skills, joint mobility, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. Designed for professionals, it equips therapists with the skills to tailor their approach to each athlete’s needs, ensuring optimal performance and injury prevention.

This course is a must for therapists looking to excel in the field of sports massage, offering a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application that translates into real-world success..

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