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IRT 4 – Russian Sports Massage Class

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Ira Wikel – IRT 4 – Russian Sports Massage Class



Integrated Restoration Technique is a comprehensive approach toward treatment of soft tissue pain, dysfunction and sport performance utilizing the following: Structural assessment, Structural alignment, Myofascial Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique and Russian medical massage.

This two day class focuses on the principals and philosophies of Russian style sport massage. The Russians have been using massage at athletic events since 1927. The work is based on scientific and medical investigation dating back to 1881.

Please wear shorts and bring sheets for this class.

The class will present both pre and post event techniques including multiple types of effleurage, friction, vibration, range of motion and muscle energy. Also being covered will be the effects of massage on the skin, muscle, connective tissue, tendon, ligament, joints and nervous systems. Each massage stroke is designed to produce specific results. We will cover both Pre and Post event techniques, injuries, heat and cold applications, neurological and structural assessments. These applications will apply to both professional, world and weekend athletes. All techniques are designed to be pain free for both the athlete as well as the therapist. The class will cover how to recognize and treat five specific sport injuries.

Integrated Restoration Techniques is the brain child of Ira Wikel, LMT. A massage therapist since 1982, Ira has been looking for techniques that would produce excellent results without taxing his body. After thirty years of continuing education classes, he put together this ‘greatest hits’ package based on the therapeutic options that work for him. He continues to use them in his practice today and looks forward to sharing this unique, pain-free method with fellow massage therapists.

Pat Barnes is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from ASHA School of Massage and then joined the staff there teaching with Ira Wikel. Pat has also taught Sports Therapy and Myofascial Release for Gwinnett College, Sandy Springs. Pat uses the principles of IRT in his daily practice. The addition of a second instructor in the IRT series ensures that each student will get the most of their hands-on instruction.

This is a hands on class pleases wear comfortable, loose clothing and shorts as we will be both assessing and correcting distortions or dysfunctions. Includes a seventy-page workbook.

Class Quotes

“Awesome class, I loved everything about it”
“Ira brings this subject to a new level.”
“I wish there was more time to pick his brain.”
“I learned a great deal of valuable techniques which will benefit all my clients.”

For more information about Ira please visit www.IraWikel.com

Class Info

Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday

Class: Russian Sports Massage Class

CEU’s: 14 per level

Price: $275


*Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Location: Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs, 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 2200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Contact: Please call us at (770) 381-7200 if you have any questions.

Refunds: No refunds within 2 weeks of class. If there is a documented emergency, you may transfer after to a later class by this instructor.

Picture ID required at check-in

If minimum enrollment is not met, the class may be subject to cancellation.


April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am
April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Leona Farmer
(770) 381-7200


Gwinnett College – Roswell, GA
1455 Old Alabama Road Suite 160
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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(770) 381-7200