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Advanced Sport Massage Course

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Dates/times    In Person - April 2nd and 3rd, 2022 9am -5pm


Location: Kikkawa College - Click here for directions

                                   Unit G-04, 2340 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 4A9


Instructor:    Karen Hyslop-Gibson, CSMTA Sport Fellow Member


Teaching Instructors - TBD       



For:               RMT's, Sport Candidate Members, CAT(C), PT's, Kin


Cost:          Members: $500

                   Non Members: $550

                   Students: $400                             


                                              REGISTRATION IS CLOSED



Course Info:


This course is ideal for Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists and Sport Chiropractors who would like to improve their knowledge and skills of working with athletes in any environment.  It will provide participants with Sport Massage theory and practical techniques that can be utilized at sporting events, with athletic teams, or in their own clinic setting. The knowledge and practical experience that participants will gain would be of great benefit for anyone working with athletes at any level including those who will be working with athletes at any Major Games or Olympic Games.



  • Pre-event massage - theory and techniques

  • Post-event massage - theory and techniques

  • Inter-event massage - theory and techniques

  • Event Coverage Protocol

  • Anatomical and Physiological considerations

  • Psychological Considerations 

  • Sport Specific Approaches

  • Special Circumstances and Applications of Sport Massage techniques in a variety of situations 

  • Role of a Sport Massage Therapist

  • Sport Massage in Canada



The participants will gain:


  • An appreciation for the value of Sport Massage and its similarities or differences to classical massage

  • A competency in several basic massage techniques:

       Compressions, cross-fibre massage, jostling, effleurage and petrissage,

  • A competency in the theory and techniques of pre-event, post-event and inter-event Sport Massage

  • An effective protocol when covering an athletic event

  • A quick and concise method of gathering useful information to make the Sport Massage session more efficient

  • An understanding of the specific indications and contraindications for a variety of Sport Massage circumstances

  • An understanding of the physiological and psychological effects of Sport Massage

  • The ability to provide the athletes of the sports with an excellent quality of massage



Covid-19 Protocol

  • bring own gloves if you wish to use them. face mask are required for in class portion

  • food will be eaten in the rooms

  •  Covid-19 screen completed 2 hours before in class practical. Will be sent via email


Linens, cream/oil, shorts, t-shirts/sport tops and lunch/snacks


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