August 8, 2019 in News

Forearm Fusion and Athletes Injury Recovery

As a licensed massage therapist you have clients that come from all walks of life and for many different reasons. As a result, you need to keep improving your skill set and techniques through continued education. Despite the fact that you need to maintain a certain amount of CE credits every 1 -2 years for license renewal, you should take advantage of the numerous courses offered near you often. This benefits massage therapists of every experience level and broadens the services and modalities that you offer. No matter your area of focus there are certain modalities that every massage therapist should know how to perform. Modalities that should be in every massage therapist’s skill set includes deep tissue and more specifically, sports massage. 

One of the leading instructional courses available today is Forearm Fusion, developed by 2019 World Hall of Fame inductee Jim Funk. Forearm Fusion focuses on specialized forearm techniques that can be applied in nearly every modality and with every client’s specific needs. One of the highlights of this course is how well it translates to deep tissue and sports massages so seamlessly, making Forearm Fusion an important tool for any massage therapist who works with athletes or clients that have an active lifestyle.

Massage can be used to improve athletic performance, speed recovery, and can be utilized by all individuals who participate in any athletic or exercise program to help improve conditioning and maintain peak performance. Massage reduces blood pressure and heart rate, relieves tension and muscle pain, and increases blood flow throughout the body. However, the most important benefit is the reduction in recovery time for the athlete. Dealing with pain and limited mobility can be frustrating and can affect an athlete’s conditioning, confidence, and performance. Ultimately the risk of long term injuries increase without the proper recovery and treatment.

Forearm Fusion techniques allows the massage therapist to apply maximum pressure without risking injury to the athlete or causing pain to the therapist. The Forearm Fusion course teaches advanced forearm techniques developed to enhance the career longevity of licensed massage therapists without sacrificing quality for their clients. By applying maximum pressure with minimal effort or strain, Forearm Fusion will save your body and make massage easy.

A healthy and active lifestyle has many benefits and introducing regular massage therapy sessions will help keep that lifestyle going uninterrupted by injury. Benefits of mixing Forearm Fusion with Deep Tissue and Sports Massage for you and your clients include:

  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Reduced risk of injury to the client due to proper technique and body mechanics
  • Helps muscle tone
  • Makes massage easier for the therapist regardless of client needs
  • Improves sleep patterns, aiding in athlete’s recovery
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Increases blood flow and oxygen throughout the body
  • Improved body mechanics, positioning, and technique for the therapist
  • Increases range of motion
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
  • Improves exercise performance
  • Decreases delayed muscle soreness
  • Helps maintain maximum performance
  • Reduces swelling
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • May help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly
  • Minimal effort and strain on the therapist allows more clients per day without sacrificing quality
  • Lessens the need for use of thumbs and hands
  • Increases career longevity 

To begin incorporating Forearm Fusion into your repertoire, sign up for one of our upcoming classes today. We offer courses throughout the United States year round and at several bodyworker conferences and shows. NCBTMB approved course, our provider number is 451761-11, and is worth 16 CE hours that count towards license renewal in most states*. Forearm Fusion is also CE Broker approved. If you’re interested in taking our course but don’t see one in your area be sure to request to host a course or send us an email on where you’d like to see us go to next. Our team will be in touch with you to see how we can bring the Forearm Fusion course to an area near you!

**Students must check with their licensing board and individual state CE requirements to ensure that the Forearm Fusion course is eligible for credits towards license renewal.