What is Sports Massage?

In Canada Sport Massage Therapists are generally affiliated with The Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association. People often ask me about the association, so I have posted some information from there site for those who are interested.

What is Sports Massage?
Sport massage is applied through pre-event, post-event, and restoration/training massage that is used primarily on-site at an event or at the host or team health care clinic. Local teams, clubs and individual athletes can benefit from sport massage therapy delivered by members of the The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA), from grassroots to the elite level.

The CSMTA was incorporated in 1987 to serve the Canadian athletic Community as a national and professional not-for-profit organization. Members work at the grassroots level with local teams and events as well as at the national and international level with Olympic and professional athletes. One of the most important aspects of CSMTA is to educate athletes, coaches, and parents at all levels about the benefits of sport massage.

The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) provides leadership in the field of sport massage therapy and education through the establishment of professional standards and qualifications of its members as a certifying body in Canada.

The CSMTA mission is to “Keeping athletes in good hands”. The CSMTA enhances the health care needs of Canadian athletes through its National Sport Massage Certification Program (NSMCP©) and the effective application of sport massage during all phases of their training, performance and competition. The CSMTA promotes a professional climate for the growth of sport massage therapy in Canada.

For More information visit the The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association Website

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