My massage qualifications
My name is Craig Botha, and I am a registered therapeutic massage therapist,I have three qualifications, two from the Sports Massage Training Academy in Edenvale,
under the instruction of Dr. Sean R. Lewis, the first being a certificate in Sports Massage and the second being a certificate
in Advanced Orthopaedic and Sports Performance Massage.
My third qualification is a "Diploma in Therapeutic Massage", through the Institute of Natural Health in Modderfontein.
Subjects and massage modalities that I have studied include:Anatomy and physiology
Nutrition for healing
Theory of massage
Trigger point therapy
Manual lymphatic drainage
Outcomes based massage
Soft tissue release
Muscle energy techniques
I am the developer of the Yeru massage
My training has included functional clinical anatomy, orthopaedic assessments by way of active, passive
and resisted isometric tests as well as the respective massage routines and I have a good working knowledge
to recognise potential neurological and orthopaedic disorders and to then refer to the appropriate physiotherapist,
chiropractor or orthopaedic surgeon etc.
I may not make a diagnoses of any condition. If you need that you will have to consult with a doctor.
I am registered with the Allied Health Professions Counsel of South Africa (AHPCSA) and my number is Reg. no. A10608. I am also registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), Prac. no. 107 000 0302910. This means that if your medical aid scheme pays for massage, then you can claim from them. Other wise you can claim on your tax return. I am also a member of the Massage Therapy Association of SA (MTASA).
In South Africa, the minimum legal requirement to be able to practice as a professional massage therapist is a 2 year diploma in Therapeutic Massage and registration with AHPCSA. The 2 year diploma is 160 credits, about 80 case studies, and about 100 hours community service.
I have also been Sports massage lecturer to 3rd year students, at the Helia-D International Health and Beauty Training College (PTY) LTD.
I am now also a qualified couseller, having studied Biblical Counselling with the Baptist Theological College, and am the author of 'Is God Your Massage Therapist?' a book which explores the meaning and symbolism behind anointing.
I am the owner of www.medicalmassage.co.za as well as Khreeo massage oils.
I am an experienced sportsman myself and have medals for many endurance type events in cycling, running, swimming and ultra triathlons, Ironman etc..
Also ask me about training advice, nutrition, and stretching.
Types of massage
Outcomes Based Massage
Breast care Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
What to expect
Get the best from massage
Standards of Practice
Outcomes Based Massage
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Trigger Points (knots)