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Date: April 6th, 2019 from 12:00am to12:00am America/Toronto
Location: Foundation Physiotherapy Suite 100 (ground floor) 123 Edward Street, Toronto ON
Plus applicable provincial taxes.

Manual Sport Massage Techniques

Date: April 6th 2019


Course Developed by:

Jason White  BAHSc A.T., Dip M.T, R.M.T., R.Kin, CAT(C), SMT(C)

Karen Hyslop-Gibson BPE, Dip  M.T., R.M.T, SMT(C), ART


BIO: Jason White


Registered Massage Therapist (CMTO)

Registered Kinesiologist (CKO)

Certified Athletic Therapist (CATA)

Certified Sport Massage Therapist (CSMTA)

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (McMaster)

Director, Canadian Board of Certification for Athletic Therapy

Vice President & Education Chair, Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association: Ontario Chapter

Mentorship Program for CSMTA and CATA

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Massage Therapy Canada Magazine

Jason is an accomplished Certified Athletic Therapist and Sport Massage Therapist with a special focus in high performance athletes. A health care provider for over 10 years, he’s been selected for multiple major games, including (most recently) as part of the Health and Science Team for the Canadian Delegation of 2019 FISU Summer Games as Assistant Chief Therapist and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In addition, in 2017 Jason was nominated for the Colleges Ontario Premier’s Award, which recognizes the outstanding social and economic contributions of the Ontario’s college graduates.


BIO: Karen Hyslop-Gibson


Bachelor of Physical Education

Registered Massage Therapist (CMTO)

Certification Candidate Sport Massage Therapist (CSMTA)

Certified Active Release Provider

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (McMaster)

Membership Secretary, Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association

Karen holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University and graduated in 2002 from the Canadian Therapeutic College and Hydrotherapy in Burlington. She is a Certified Active Release Provider, Contemporary Acupuncture for Health Care provider, and Kinesio-Tape provider. Currently a board member of the National and Provincial Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association, Karen has worked with athletes at the local level in their developmental stages, University athletes at the FISU games in South Korea in 2015, Pan American Games in Hamilton 2015, Para-Olympic Athletes in Vancouver in 2004. Along with her current practice at Main West Massage, Karen treats all conditions from headaches, muscle tightness, to post-operative joint replacements. She combines and incorporates many different techniques and modalities to provide specific care to each of her clients to provide the most effective treatments possible.


Manual Sport Massage Techniques 1 Day:

Learning Outcomes:

Following completion of the course the participants will:

  • gain knowledge, understanding and skills required to plan, apply and evaluate sport massage methods,
  • understand the fundamentals and evaluation of sport massage
  • be able to devise and apply sport massage therapy protocols (pre/inter/post/maintenance), with emphasis on muscle groups, positioning, handling and sequence of techniques,
  • gain competency skills in Swedish massage techniques and learn enhanced sport massage techniques ,
  • gain insight and understanding of various indications and contradictions related to sport massage practices in athletics,
  • develop an understanding of the psychological and physiological components of sport massage (ie. pre/inter/post/maintenance)
  • Gain insight and knowledge on the mechanical, reflexive and psychological effects of common massage techniques in sports,
  • understand the role of sport massage and the added value to achieve peak performance in the athlete.

Course Description:


This practical and interactive 1 day course is designed for qualified health professionals, who are keen in expanding their tool belt, to include the appreciation and added value to achieve peak performance in the athlete through sport massage techniques.  Following completion of the course, you will be able to build upon your existing knowledge to achieve a comprehensive understanding of sport massage. You will gain both clinical and practical knowledge, understanding and skills, required to execute a sport massage therapy treatment. Emphasis will be placed on the competency skills, enhanced sport massage techniques, handling and sequence of sport massage techniques, indications and contradictions, as well as the understanding of the psychological and physiological components of sport massage.