Massage is an important tool for providing specific benefits to athletes and active clientele. Sports massage is a system of massage techniques designed to address this specialized population. This class is an introduction to: (a) the purpose and effects of sports massage (b) the various goals of sports massage (c) the categories of sports massage and (d) the techniques used in sports massage. Also included is plenty of hands-on time for practicing the delivery of the 10, 12 and 15 minute sports massage post-event sessions.