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Trigger Point Self-Massage for Triathletes: Beyond the Foam Roller

Saturday, March 23, 2013
MIT's Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center 120 Vassar Street CambridgeMA  02139
Saturday, March 23, 2013
MIT's Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center 120 Vassar Street CambridgeMA  02139

About This Activity

Targeted trigger point self-massage can be invaluable in troubleshooting injuries and areas of muscular tightness. This workshop will include a short review of basic anatomy followed by a hands-on session covering the 10 most common stress points for triathletes.


The goal of this 60-minute workshop is to set athletes up for optimum performance by helping them learn how to find and treat trigger points in the muscles. Trigger points shorten muscles, restrict range of motion and compromise power and speed. Regular attention to eliminating the trigger points that regularly crop up with intense training will also keep athletes injury-free through the race season so they can achieve their performance goals.


ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Susan Feist has had a private practice in Sports and Therapeutic Massage for over 15 years. A graduate of the oldest massage school in the United StatesThe Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Allied Health Sciencesshe also trained specifically in Sports Massage with Bob King. Over the years Ms. Feist has worked with pro/eilte and age group triathletes, and competes in triathlons herself, having qualified for the National Age Group championships several times. Ms. Feist enjoys empowering athletes through Trigger Point Self Massage clinics, and has worked with the Liberty Track Club as well as many local running, triathlete and swim clubs.


DURATION:

1 Hour (10:15am-11:15am)


WHAT TO WEAR:

Wear comfortable clothing. You wil be using a ball supplied by the instructor to practice applying pressure to the various trigger points reviewed in the workshop.

Targeted trigger point self-massage can be invaluable in troubleshooting injuries and areas of muscular tightness. This workshop will include a short review of basic anatomy followed by a hands-on session covering the 10 most common stress points for triathletes.


The goal of this 60-minute workshop is to set athletes up for optimum performance by helping them learn how to find and treat trigger points in the muscles. Trigger points shorten muscles, restrict range of motion and compromise power and speed. Regular attention to eliminating the trigger points that regularly crop up with intense training will also keep athletes injury-free through the race season so they can achieve their performance goals.


ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Susan Feist has had a private practice in Sports and Therapeutic Massage for over 15 years. A graduate of the oldest massage school in the United StatesThe Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Allied Health Sciencesshe also trained specifically in Sports Massage with Bob King. Over the years Ms. Feist has worked with pro/eilte and age group triathletes, and competes in triathlons herself, having qualified for the National Age Group championships several times. Ms. Feist enjoys empowering athletes through Trigger Point Self Massage clinics, and has worked with the Liberty Track Club as well as many local running, triathlete and swim clubs.


DURATION:

1 Hour (10:15am-11:15am)


WHAT TO WEAR:

Wear comfortable clothing. You wil be using a ball supplied by the instructor to practice applying pressure to the various trigger points reviewed in the workshop.

Event schedule and times

WHEN AND WHERE:

The workshop will start at 10:15am and takes place in the Media Room located on the 1st floor of the Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center at MIT, home to TRI-MANIA Boston.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
MIT's Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center 120 Vassar Street CambridgeMA  02139
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