Sports Massage Certification And Licensing
There is no specific license for sports massage therapists, but there are programs that are designed to teach licensed massage therapists how to perform a sports massage. These courses focus on the structure and function of the human body. Kinesiology—the study of movement and the major muscles—is especially important for sports massage therapists.
After taking these specialized courses, students receive an advanced massage therapy certificate, though licensing requirements vary from state to state. Cortiva Institute in Illinois and Arizona and the American Institute of Massage Therapy in Florida, for example, offer specialized sports massage training.