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Understanding Sports Massage

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This text helps readers put theory into practice, first explaining the scientific underpinnings of sports massage and then describing in detail how to apply those concepts in a massage session. 150 pages

This text helps readers put theory into practice, first explaining the scientific underpinnings of sports massage and then describing in detail how to apply those concepts in a massage session. 150 pages

Chapter 1.Theory and Science of Sports Massage

  • Definition of Sports Massage
  • The Many Uses of Massage in Sports
  • The Sports Massage Specialist
  • The Whole-Athlete Model
  • Sports Massage and Athletic Performance
  • Evidence for Effectiveness
  • Constellation of Effects
  • Contraindications and Cautions
  • Medications and Drugs

Chapter 2.Techniques and Basic Skills

  • Building Blocks of Sports Massage
  • Hand and Finger Positions
  • Basic Massage Techniques
  • Basic Joint Movement Techniques
  • Specialized Massage Techniques
  • Palpation

Chapter 3.Restorative Sports Massage

  • Restorative Massage and Its Applications
  • Recovery Massage
  • Remedial Applications
  • Rehabilitation Applications

Chapter 4.Sports Massage at Athletic Events

  • Event Sports Massage
  • Pre-Event Sports Massage
  • Inter-Event Sports Massage
  • Post-Event Sports Massage
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
  • Relieving Muscle Cramps
  • Event Sports Massage at a Swim Meet

Chapter 5.Maintenance Sports Massage

  • Overview of Maintenance Sports Massage
  • Common Problem Areas
  • Maintenance Massage Using Oil

Chapter 6.Planning and Giving Sports Massage

  • Sports Massage Sessions
  • Planning a Session
  • Sports Massage Routines
  • Logistics of Giving Sports Massage
  • Aspects of Technique Performance
  • Monitoring Progress and Pain

Chapter 7.Implementing a Sports Massage Program

  • Sports Massage Programs
  • School and University Programs
  • The Athlete¬ís Support Team
  • Athletic Organizations
  • Organized Sport Events
  • Health Clubs
  • Private Sports Massage Practices
  • Integrative Sports Medicine Clinics

Appendix A.Sanitary Guidelines for Sports Massage at Events
Appendix B.Massage Licensing Laws

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