Human Kinetics Pub.
Hands-on guides for therapists
Illustrated with some 130 full-color photographs, Findlay's (North London School of Sports Massage, UK) practical text provides sports massage therapy practitioners and students with the essential tools for delivering a well-thought-out massage session in a sport or general context. Coverage includes an overview of sports massage and its usage; contraindications for sports massage; using proper body mechanics to benefit both the therapist and client; massage techniques that form the foundation of sports massage; advanced working positions in prone, supine, side-lying, and sitting positions; consultation and physical assessment methods; pre-, inter-, and post-event massage for local sporting events or in elite settings; and an overview of providing massage therapy in disability sport. No subject index.
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