Performance Massage

Performance Massage

by Robert King


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873223959
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/1992
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

As a former competitive weightlifter, boxer, and runner, Robert K. King has personally experienced the reality of coping with muscle strains and maintaining peak performance. For over 20 years he has worked as a professional massage therapist with many world class athletes, dancers, and entertainers such as Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Chuck Norris, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Mr. King is co-founder and director of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, the largest state-approved vocational massage therapy school in the Midwest. Since 1977 he has held various offices in the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), including Illinois Chapter President, National Director of Education, and two terms as National President. He is also the co-founder and former National Examiner for the AMTA National Sports Massage Team.

As President of AMTA, King developed the AMTA Strategic Plan for Professional Development, resulting in increased public acceptance of massage therapy and a doubling in association membership.

As the former National Director of Education for AMTA, he spearheaded a national drive to help increase educational standards and upgrade school curriculums and continuing education programs.

Robert King is the author of several articles, essays and instructional manuals including Body Mobilization Techniques, a training manual for massage therapists. He also conducts workshops, lectures extensively at schools and hospitals, and appears frequently in national media. He has also completed two instructional videos which are used in massage therapy schools throughout the United States.

A resident of Chicago, Illinois, Mr. King is married to Kathie Taylor King, who is a frequent assistant in his national workshops.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introducing Performance Massage
Chapter 2. Performance Massage: Just Right For Active People
Chapter 3. When To Use Performance Massage
Chapter 4. Preparing For Performance Massage
Chapter 5. Techniques Of Performance Massage
Chapter 6. Head-to-Toe Massage Sequence

Appendix A: Resources

-Massage Table Manufacturing Companies

-American Massage Therapy Association

-Massage Publications

-Anatomy Reference

-General Massage Reading

Appendix B: Anatomical Information

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"I think it's great that now there's a book that teaches people how to do the kind of massage that will help them take care of their muscles. I hope you'll take the time to learn the techniques in Performance Massage and use them as a regular part of your workout program or activity schedule. Your body will thank you!"
Bill Rodgers
4-time winner of the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon

"Performance Massage is an excellent primer on giving massage to weekend warriors, serious athletes and all fitness participants. . . . The "no oil" approach described in Performance Massage is practical and effective, and simplifies massage technique for easy learning."
Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD
Massage Therapy Educator, American Massage Therapy Association

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