Sports Massage Therapist

Sports massage therapy, a specialized branch of traditional massage, is a burgeoning profession worldwide, due to the growing need for it as an adjunct to traditional medical treatment. A 20% increase in demand has been projected over the next decade.

Manual massage (initially called “friction”) is performed to improve muscle function and blood circulation via manipulation of the body's soft tissue. Based on the patient's needs and characteristics (e.g., athlete, elderly, pregnant, child), any of several massage treatment techniques or modalities may be used. Each therapist may develop his or her ...

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