The Complete Guide to Sports Massage

The Complete Guide to Sports Massage

by Tim Paine

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The Complete Guide to Sports Massage by Tim Paine

Highly illustrated and fully updated, the third edition of this popular guide to sports massage is packed with jargon-free information and practical tips explaining key techniques.

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Highly illustrated and fully updated, the third edition of this popular guide to sports massage is packed with jargon-free information and practical tips explaining key techniques.

The Complete Guide to Sports Massage, third edition, is a comprehensive, practical handbook. Now with additional photography and the latest techniques, this is a must-have guide for students of sports therapy and anyone wanting a performance advantage.

Sports massage is the skilled manipulation of soft tissue for the relief and treatment of muscle soreness and pain, the maintenance of muscle balance and improved flexibility, and enhanced rehabilitation from injury. Packed with jargon-free information, this fully updated guide includes step-by-step photography and detailed text explaining the principles and techniques of massage, injury management and post-massage care, as well as practical guidance on working at a sports event.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472912329
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Series: Complete Guides
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tim Paine is a highly experienced authority on sports therapy and is founder and director of the respected Academy of Sports Therapy. He has worked as a sports therapist providing sports therapy training for over fourteen years. Tim coordinates the sports therapy degree program at the University of Bedfordshire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 7

Part 1 About Sports Massage 9

Chapter 1 An introduction to sports massage 10

Chapter 2 The soft-tissue therapist 15

Part 2 The Science of Sports Massage 21

Chapter 3 The principles of human anatomy and physiology 22

Chapter 4 Exercise and the human body 56

Chapter 5 The principles of massage 65

Chapter 6 How sports massage may enhance performance 70

Part 3 Putting Theory into Practice 77

Chapter 7 Examining and assessing your client 78

Chapter 8 Developing touch and sense - palpation 95

Chapter 9 How to massage - the techniques 101

Chapter 10 How to massage - practical application 108

Chapter 11 Warm-ups, cool-downs and stretching 162

Chapter 12 Injury management 185

Chapter 13 Working at a sports event 195

Chapter 14 Building a successful career 201

Appendix 1 204

Appendix 2 206

Glossary 211

Recommended reading 217

Useful contects 219

Index 220

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