Sports Massage provides an in-depth discussion of applications of foundational massage techniques within a sports massage approach. Thorough instructions and more than 130 full-colour photos demonstrate the correct application of each massage stroke for muscle groups of the neck, shoulder, torso, pelvis, legs and feet. You’ll also learn how to use advanced working positions in prone, supine, side-lying and sitting orientations to address each muscle group, helping you achieve a more comfortable and therapeutic session for your client.
This book emphasizes proper therapist mechanics, including working posture, proper table height and effective client positioning to help improve the delivery of your technique and reduce strain to your arms, hands and back. Highlighted within the text are tips on technique adjustments, and special ‘client Talk boxes offer suggestions for ways to communicate technical information to your clients. Throughout the text, self-test questions with answers allow you to check your understanding and reinforce your learning.
Part science and part art, effective sports massage relies on a therapist’s thoughtful application of knowledge and experience. The book provides a solid knowledge base, helping you learn how to work with your body efficiently and apply each technique with sensitivity. With its emphasis on correct body mechanics and effective client position, it will help you improve your techniques, reduce strain as you work and provide a better quality of touch.
- Sport and remedial massage
- An illustrated guide of 39 techniques
- By Susan Findlay
- 25.5 x 18 x 1 cm (10 x 7 x 0.4″)
- ISBN: 978-0-7360-8260-0