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Integrated Sports Massage Therapy

A Comprehensive Handbook

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.

Paperback, 272 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10126-7


  • 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

    13 Taping

    14 Soft tissue treatment techniques for maintenance and remedial sports massage

    15 Self massage and myofascial release techniques for the athlete


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