IRT IV – Russian Sports Massage

April 25, 2020

April 26, 2020

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

270 Carpenter Dr NE #500, Atlanta, GA 30328




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Event Description

Integrated Restoration Technique is a comprehensive approach toward treatment of soft tissue pain, dysfunction and sport performance utilizing the following: Structural assessment, Structural alignment, Myofascial Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique and Russian medical massage.

This two day class focuses on the principals and philosophies of Russian style sport massage. The Russians have been using massage at athletic events since 1927. The work is based on scientific and medical investigation dating back to 1881.

The class will present both pre and post event techniques including multiple types of effleurage, friction, vibration, range of motion and muscle energy. Also being covered will be the effects of massage on the skin, muscle, connective tissue, tendon, ligament, joints and nervous systems. Each massage stroke is designed to produce specific results. We will cover both Pre and Post event techniques, injuries, heat and cold applications, neurological and structural assessments. These applications will apply to both professional, world and weekend athletes. All techniques are designed to be pain free for both the athlete as well as the therapist. The class will cover how to recognize and treat five specific sport injuries.

This is a hands on class pleases wear comfortable, loose clothing and shorts as we will be both assessing and correcting distortions or dysfunctions. Includes a seventy-page workbook.


Ira Wikel

About the Instructor

Meet your Instructor: Ira Wikel

Integrated Restoration Techniques is the brain child of Ira Wikel, LMT. A massage therapist since 1982, Ira has been looking for techniques that would produce excellent results without taxing his body. After thirty years of continuing education classes, he put together this ‘greatest hits’ package based on the therapeutic options that work for him. He continues to use them in his practice today and looks forward to sharing this unique, pain-free method with fellow massage therapists.

Registration Details

Register: Online or by phone.

Refunds: No refunds within 2 weeks of class. If there is a documented emergency, you may transfer after to a later class by this instructor.

Related Classes

Sports Massage

Designed to aid athletic performance and help the body heal after exertion, sports massage focuses on key muscle groups and sets clear goals for each session. While often covered only briefly in massage schools, sports massage CE courses can help you perform more effective, efficient sessions for professional athletes and weekend warriors alike.

Classes in sports massage are dominated by phase-specific techniques for pre- or post-event, recovery, maintenance and rehabilitation massage. Rehabilitation courses often teach how to alter treatment protocols through different stages of healing. You can find courses specialized for certain sports, like running and golfing, learn how to get into event massage or use tools like heat packs and kinesiology tape.