Bright IDEAs | Michael McGillicuddy Shares Why Massage Matters

Published: April 7, 2015

Why should you take Michael McGillicuddy's Approaches to Sports Therapy and Pain Management classes at IDEA 2015? Read on to find out and be on the lookout for more of our Bright IDEAs blog series as we provide insight and insider information on our IDEA 2015 Conference educators right up to May 1!

Q. Why does continuing education matter to the massage therapy profession?

A. I graduated from a 500 hour massage therapy program 30 years ago. I am a firm believer in lifetime learning. I have attended thousands of hours of continuing education classes. Between the years of hands-on experience and yearly continuing education the combination has made me an excellent massage therapist. We are blessed in the United States to have so many quality continuing education providers.


Michael McGillicuddy is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is the President of USA Pro-Sports, a continuing education company, which conducts workshops throughout the world. Michael is also an internationally recognized speaker and has presented in the USA, Europe, and Australia. In 1986 Michael became the owner and administrator of the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in Winter Park, Florida, where he teaches and practices massage therapy. Michael designed and conducts a Sports Internship Program at the University of Central Florida for graduate students of massage therapy. In 1996 Michael was selected as an Athletes Medical Service Volunteer working in the Atlanta Olympic Village Athletic Training Room. In 2005, Michael completed Kinesio Taping Instructor training and offers Kinesio Taping Certification workshops several times each year. Michael is an International educator and has conducted sports, recovery and pain management massage trainings at conferences throughout the United States. The World Massage Festival inducted Michael into their Hall of Fame in 2011 and awarded him Teacher of the Year in 2012.