Integrated Sports Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Handbook

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Overview

Integrated Sports Massage Therapy is a highly illustrated evidence-based handbook which presents a wide range of effective sports massage techniques to cover any sports-related situation.

Anders Jelveus explains and applies effective techniques from a variety of disciplines of manual therapy, ranging from commonly used sports massage strokes to more advanced concepts for real-life effective sports massage treatments. The presented techniques serve as a great addition for any therapist seeking to work with athletes, and are suitable for pre-event, post-event, inter-event, and in remedial sports massage therapy.

This unique book offers a comprehensive presentation of sports massage therapy including:

Sports massage history

Basic sports massage strokes and work postures

Sports massage applications

Event-based sports massage treatment guidelines

Sports-specific massage treatment recommendations

Therapeutic muscle stretching techniques

Therapeutic muscle stretching applied to specific muscle groups

Positional Release Techniques (PRT)

Acupressure and Tui Na techniques with applications

Myofascial release techniques

Connective tissue massage

Lymphatic drainage massage

Myofascial Trigger Point etiology and treatment techniques

Sports injuries

Athletic taping

Remedial Sports massage applications

Athletic self massage techniques.

The book is suitable for all manual therapy students and practitioners, whether novice or advanced, including massage therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, naprapaths, naturopaths and acupuncturists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443101267
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/6/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 347,859
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

+ 19 years of experience in the field. • Teacher in Sports Massage and other health related classes since 1991. • Previous teacher, and head-teacher at Axelsons Gymnastiska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (largest school of alternative medicine in Scandinavia), Teaching in Stockholm/Sweden, Gothenburg/Sweden, Oslo/Norway, and Copenhagen/Denmark. • Regular guest teacher/lecturer (Massage, Sports Massage, and Therapeutic Muscle Stretching) at the University-College of Physical Education and Sports in Stockholm, Sweden. • Have over the years treated a wide range of different types of athletes (Runners, Volleyball players, Martial artists, Track and Field athletes, Bicyclists, Wrestlers, Ice hockey players, Soccer players, Football players, etc.). • Worked in 1988/89 with the Swedish champions in Volleyball, responsabilies: Sports Massage, Injury treatment, and Sports Psychology. •• Graduated as Dr. of Naprapathy from Scandinavian College of Manual Medicine, where our research work performed for disputation later represented both the college and the Physiology Department III, Karolinska Institute, during the presentation at the Medical convention the same year. • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, California. • Spent 6 months in Thailand (and travels regularly) studying various forms of traditional Thai Massage. • Member of International Editorial Advisory board for JBMT • 1996/97 Writer for the Swedish martial arts magazine “Svenska fighter”

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