• Periodized Sports Massage: Removing the Barriers to Peak Performance

  • Class Open To:

    Licensed massage therapists only and certain other licensed healthcare professionals.

  • Details:


    The Periodized approach to sports massage aligns massage treatments with an athlete’s or client’s training program. This approach utilizes deep tissue, neuromuscular, and myofascial techniques to optimize recovery and remove the barriers to peak performance. Movement assessment guides the application of massage techniques that are geared towards addressing areas of kinetic chain dysfunction, subconscious pain, and inefficient movement patterns. Techniques are applied with movement both on and off the table. These assessment and massage techniques can be used for improving movement patterns in any and all clients, not just athletes.

    This course is part of the 3-course series which comprises the “Periodization of Sports Massage Certification”. Courses can be taken in any order, which is why this course may be taken before the “Periodized Sports Massage” course. However, it is recommended that students have experience in deep tissue, orthopedic, and trigger point massage and assessment.

    Students who are not seeking to be Certified but who wish to take one or two of the courses that comprise the Certification may take the individual courses. CEUs will be awarded for each class, but not Certification.

    Students who are seeking to receive Certification must successfully complete all three Periodization of Sports Massage courses and pass an exam. Click here to learn more about the complete “Periodization of Sports Massage Certification”.

  • Contact Hours:

    30 NY State, 30 FL State, 30 NCBTMB

  • Required Materials:

    1 sheet, 1 towel, unscented oil/cream, pen and paper.

  • $695.00
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  • Dates:

    This class is offered at various dates and times, see class details to make your selection.

  • Instructor Profile:

  • Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS
  • Vincent Metzo is the Dean of Advanced Personal Training Associate Degree Program at the Swedish Institute. He has worked for many years with both professional and amateur athletes as a massage therapist, strength coach and personal trainer.

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