This summer the Intro to Sports Massage students entered the world of the athlete. Information provided during our classroom lectures was enriched by our guest speakers:
Our adventures continued as we went on the road to provide event massage for:
Field trips to an athletic training and rehabilitation facility, North East Sports Training, showcased the rigors of athletic training and how important recovery is to future athletic performance. Students also observed tae kwon do athletes preparing for Nationals at Peak Performance and learned how Fit Light uses visual training to integrate movement and decrease reaction time. Thermotherapy and cryotherapy for recovery was brought to life during our visit to The Water Journey at Newport’s Bodhi Spa.
Since the goal of sports massage is to enhance athletic performance, it’s easy to see how massage therapists are a key player on this team!