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Press Release – For Immediate Release
Pueblo, Colorado – IntelliTec College Massage Therapy students hooked up with the Colorado State University-Pueblo Football team to provide players with physical relief from their sports related pains. This opportunity to practice their newly learned skills on real, high-caliber athletes gives them a competitive advantage when they enter into the massage industry.
Approximately eight students from IntelliTec’s Massage Therapy program spent time every Tuesday throughout October at the CSU-Pueblo Pack House, providing 30 minute massages to participating football players. Students not only massaged the players, but also performed stretches while discussing proper stretching techniques with them.
IntelliTec Massage Students received class credit and a lot of vital experience for their participation in the sports massages at CSU. Associate Dean of Faculty and Massage Program Supervisor Shonna Dent says, “this opportunity has really made an impression on our students in the fact that they feel more comfortable providing sports massage to real athletes. Our students feel more confident in their skills.” The massage program has also decided to invite some of the CSU Football players to the school for this year’s upcoming “sports massage week.”
CSU Athletic Trainer Roger Clark said these weekly massages have “helped with working out some of the muscle soreness the players have developed throughout the week of practice and from the games on Saturday. The massages have also been beneficial in relieving soreness and muscle tightness in some of the player’s neck and shoulder region. The football players are very appreciative of the massages.
Clark shared the feelings of the football players:
“The massages are Big Time!”
“The massages really help in decreasing my soreness following games”
“I look forward to these Tuesday massages”
IntelliTec College’s Massage Therapy program in Pueblo is looking forward to creating more opportunities to work with CSU’s sports programs in the future.[boilerplate about-pueblo]
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