Healing Arts Connection Continuing Education Center
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Randa Stanford

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Sports massage isn’t just for athletes.  

Apply the same techniques to clients recovering from injuries or who experience chronic pain or restricted range of motion.


Sports Massage & Sport-Specific Treatments


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24 CEs (Mon-Wed) 


March 12-14, 2018
Mon-Wed ( 9a-6p) 
24 CE Hrs - $390/$350 Early Bird by 3.3

$50 Deposit to hold your place - see drop down menu to the right.  



March 11-14 class cancelled as instructor 

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Comments from LMTs taking Sports Massage & Sport Specific Treatments

“I was very happy I took this class.” “Book & handout covered everything!”  “Fabulous tables, clean, neat, tidy & hospitable”  LMT comments in 1.11-13.16 Sports Massage class  

“Can’t wait to start using this away. Love that I have the info to take home, look over, practice, etc.” Abbie Valadez, LMT 3.14.16

 “Great class!” Dino Cayanan, LMT Owner, Massage Haven, 3.14.16

Notice: Arizona Massage Therapy License Renewal:  Effective September 13, 2013 Continuing Education has been reduced to 24 hours. https://massagetherapy.az.gov/for-applicants 

Sports Massage & Sport-Specific Treatments

Course Description:

This course emphasizes injury prevention techniques for athletes and active adults using stretching and massage techniques to help prevent injuries and assist with recovery of the muscles from the athlete’s sport. Sports Massage techniques are used to promote increase range of motion, flexibility and strength training principle to achieve a specific goal. In order to achieve the goal the massage therapist has to understand the basic anatomy and kinesiology of the body and movements.  

The most common Sports Massage applications are Pre-Event, Post-Event and Recovery Massage. Pre-event massage is typically performed right before an athlete is about to warm up for competition or workout. This is to assist the muscles to warm up by increasing circulation and increase flexibility. Post-event massage is performed right after the athlete has finished their competition or workout after the cool down.  This is to help decrease soreness, cramping or any soreness. Lastly, Recovery massage is completed at least a day after the athlete has completed their competition or workout. This is to help increase range of motion, reduce soreness, restore blood flow and promote lymphatic drainage.  

Sports Massage supports wellness/fitness, reduces the demands activity puts on the body, increases the ability to perform, enhances recovery from activity, and shortens recovery time for a person who participates in an activity, whether amateur or professional.

Course Highlights: 

  1. Review Structural anatomy of joints and skeletal muscles
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms of common muscle conditions.
  3. Explain clinical reasoning skills in interpreting and assessing information to develop a treatment plan.
  4. Assess common muscle problems and joint movement
  5. Describe the benefits massage can provide to athletes.
  6. Differentiate and perform stretching fundamentals.
  7. Perform Active Isolate stretching 
  8. Perform PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching
  9. Identify the focus of pre-event and post-event massage
  10. Perform pre-event and post-event massage
  11. Demonstrate recovery massage assessment procedure.
  12. Develop specific treatment plans for common sports injuries.

Prerequisites: Massage Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Chiropractor or student or permission of instructor.  Healthy & capable of receiving and giving sports massage.  Not recommended if pregnant.

Instructor: Randa Stanford, LMT

CE Hrs: 24

Fee:  $390/$350 if paid by Early Bird Date

Included in Fee:  Book & DVD, MASSAGE FOR SPORT PERFORMANCE by  Michael McGillicuddy

  Bring to class: 2 sheets, hand towel, bath towel, water bottle
  Bring to wear:
Shorts & t-shirt, tank top or sports bra

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  About Randa Stanford, LMT, RM   

  Randa Stanford is the Owner of Life in Symmetry Massage, LLC

  "I am a 2007 graduate of the former Arizona School of Massage Therapy, Phoenix Campus. I stayed at the school for 3 years as the Education Assistant, Tutor and Student Success Skills facilitator. In 2010, I pursued my dream to have my own private massage practice, Life in Symmetry Massage.  In the last 10 years I have worked with many athletes (professional and recreational), firefighters, law enforcement, nurses, dentists, dental assistants and many different occupations in between.  Injury Massage, Postural Integration, Trigger Point, Hydrotherapy, Hot Stone, Reiki, Cranial, Lymphatic are some of the many techniques I use to meet my clients individual needs. I feel it is very important to be able to use my massage knowledge to view,  palpate and address a client’s dysfunction/complaints and educate my clients to their role in their health,  I also have been an instructor at ASMT and taught Anatomy, Pathology, Injury Massage, Trigger Point, Cranial Sacral, Professional Development, Massage Therapy Basics and Advanced massage. 

 I missed the connection with students, the magic of teaching. so I have been working to have both in my life. Performing massage, educating clients and instructing students to be the best massage therapists they can be…so my story and dreams continue at Healing Arts Connection. Please join me in the pursuit of knowledge and health."





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