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
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.
1 Sports massage, an introduction
2 Work postures and hand placements
3 Sports massage applications
4 Examples of event-based sports massage treatments
5 Sports massage applications for different sports
6 Soft tissue stretching in sports massage
7 Applied stretches to common muscle groups
8 Positional release techniques applied in sports massage
9 Acupressure and Tui-Na in sports massage
10 Myofascial release techniques and connective tissue massage
11 Myofascial Pain Syndrome - myofascial trigger points
12 Sports injuries
14 Soft tissue treatment techniques for maintenance and remedial sports massage
15 Self massage and myofascial release techniques for the athlete