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2024 Alberta Advanced Sport Massage Course

  • 20 Jan 2024
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  • 21 Jan 2024
  • (MST)
  • 2 sessions
  • 20 Jan 2024, 8:00 AM 5:30 PM (MST)
  • 21 Jan 2024, 8:30 AM 5:30 PM (MST)
  • Vicars School of Massage Therapy 2828 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6V7
  • 5


  • Sport Fellows and Sport Candidate Members
  • students enrolled in or recently graduated from a Canadian Massage Therapy program
  • RMT's not currently members of the CSMTA
  • Sport Fellows and Sport Candidate Members
  • students who are enrolled or recently graduated from a Canadian Massage Therapy program
  • RMT's who are not currently CSMTA members

CSMTA Advanced Sport Massage Course

Presented by the National Board of the CSMTA

Jan 20, 8am-5:30pm

Jan 21, 8:30am-5:30pm

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Participants who complete the entire 2-day course will receive a Certificate of Completion

*MTAA has awarded 18.5 Primary Professional Development Credits

*MTAS has awarded 16 Professional Development Credits

This course is ideal for Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists and Sport Chiropractors who would like to improve their knowledge and skills of working with athletes in any environment. It will provide participants with Sport Massage theory and practical techniques that can be utilized at sporting events, with athletic teams, or in their own clinic setting. The knowledge and practical experience that participants will gain would be of great benefit for anyone working with athletes at any level including those who will be working with athletes at any Major Games or Olympic Games.


The participants will gain:

  • An appreciation for the value of sport massage and its similarities or differences to classical massage
  • A competency in several basic massage techniques:Compression, cross- fiber massage, jostling, effleurage, and petrissage
  • A competency in the theory and techniques of pre-event, post-event, and inter-event sport massage
  • An effective protocol when covering athletic events.
  • An understanding of the specific indications and contraindications for a variety of sport massage circumstances
  • An understanding of the physiological and psychological effects of sport massage
  • The ability to provide the athlete with an excellent quality of massage theory and techniques.
  • Event coverage protocol
  • Exceptional circumstances and application of sport massage techniques in a variety of situations
  • Role of a Sport Massage Therapist
  • Sport Massage in Canada

Ample free parking available.

Recommended to bring your lunch, snacks and beverages. Several Restaurants nearby.

Massage Tables provided.

Please bring linens, bolsters, pillows, lubricant, etc.

Please bring shorts, T-shirts, sports bra

Course fees:

Early Bird registration up to December 31, 2023

Prices include e-book

CSMTA or MTAA Members: $495 before December 31 and $540 after December 31

Massage Therapy Students: $400 before December 31 and $450 after December 31

RMT non-members and other Manual Therapists: $600 before December 31 and $650 after December 31

Cancellations 1 week before course start date will be refunded less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations less than a week before the course start date will not be refunded.

Inquiries:  please contact the National Office at natoffice@csmta.ca


Monty Churchman RMT, CSMTA (SF), Sport Fellow


Monty has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1996 and is a CSMTA (SF), as well as a High-Performance Practitioner with Sport Scientist Canada.  He is a proud member of both the MTAS and the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA).  Currently he practices in Saskatoon, SK.

Monty works with all levels of athletes, from grassroots to elite.  Some of these include:  U of S Huskies, SK Roughriders and the Canadian National Para Swim team.  He has also worked multiple World Swimming championships, as well as more recently the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England and the Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, as part of the Core Medical Team.

  Kip Petch B.P.E., RMT, CSMTA (SF), Sport Fellow

Kip has been involved in sports in a variety of capacities as an athlete, Athletic Trainer and Sport Fellow with the CSMTA.  He began his training in Athletic Therapy in Montreal where he got his first taste of international experience at the 1976 Summer Olympics.  He completed his Physical Education degree at the University of Alberta in 1979 and then spent 10 years as the Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist for several professional soccer teams in Edmonton.

Kip completed his formal Massage Therapy training at Grant MacEwan College in 1986 and received his Sport Massage training from SMTI in California.  That fall he started his own massage therapy clinic which is still successfully operating today as the Active Life Centre in St Albert.

Kip has been the Sport Massage Therapist for the Edmonton Oilers, Eskimos, Canadian Bobsleigh teams, Canadian Women's Soccer team, Canadian Women's Hockey team and the Canadian Men's Tennis team.  Kip's major games experiences as a Sport Massage Therapist for the Medical Team include four summer Olympics in Montreal (1976), Bejing (2008), London (2012), and Rio (2016) and four Winter Olympics in Calgary (1998), Torino (2006), Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014).  He was also involved in the Pan Am Games in Santa Domingo (2003) and Gualalajara (2011), the Melbourne Commonwealth Games (2006) and the Francophone Games in Beirut (2009).

Kip has been a proud member of the MTAA for over 37 years.  He co-authored a recently published book, "Sport Massage - Theory and Techniques for the Massage Therapist".  Kip has instructed Advanced Sport Massage and Sport Taping courses for over 35 years and is one of 30 Sport Fellows in Canada.


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