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sports massageA contemporary Western massage which addresses specific needs of athletes.
Swedish massage, cross-fibre friction massage, deep-compression massage, trigger-point therapy.
During training, before or after events, to enhance performance, or promote healing post-injury.
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sports massageSports medicine A Western massage that addresses specific needs of athletes Components Swedish massage, cross-fiber friction massage, deep compression massage, trigger point therapy Timing During training, before or after events, to enhance performance, or promote healing postinjury. See Massage, Traditional European massage; Cf Deep tissue massage, Manual lymph drainage massage, Neuromuscular massage, Swedish/Esalen massage.
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sports mas·sage, sportsmassage (spōrts mă-sahzh')
A group of massage techniques specifically designed to aid in athletic performance. Includes preevent, interevent, and postevent massage, and maintenance and injury massage or training.
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