sports massage


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sports massage

A contemporary Western massage which addresses specific needs of athletes.
 
Types
Swedish massage, cross-fibre friction massage, deep-compression massage, trigger-point therapy.
 
Timing
During training, before or after events, to enhance performance, or promote healing post-injury.

sports massage

Sports 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.

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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Sydney Sports Massage isn't just any run of the mill health club; it boats of an unmatched understanding of the physiology and anatomy and combines these with their innovative remedial massage methods that leave the competition behind.
Developing her own techniques she qualified as a body massage and sports massage therapist at Uwic and is a member of the Sports Massage Association.
Sports massage goes deeper, and is more intense than other types of massage.
The sports massage course at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) ends in July.
When I trained competitively as an athlete I'd regularly have a sports massage to help prevent injury and keep me supple and flexible.
CHICAGO -- The Soma Institute will provide Sports Massage to participants in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Mandy Frost, 44, from Middlesbrough decided at 42 to retrain as a sports massage therapist at Middlesbrough College, and has since left her former career and developed her own successful business.
THIS two-storey terraced property close to the town centre in Blyth is currently used as a sports massage centre and offices.
Sanchez is the Founder of Sports Massage Extreme where his clients fondly know him as Art San, The Pain Eraser.
So he could not have been surrounded by more appropriate company when he turned up on crutches with a strapped foot to a sports massage awards evening at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
Solihull osteopath John Williams worked with Frankie before he won the Commonwealth Games title in Australia and the World Championships in Chicago and has now designed a unique new sports massage treatment for Gavin using Hot Basalt Stones.
She works with elite sports people at Durham County Cricket Club and at the English Institute of Sport at Gateshead, as well as lecturing in London on the subject, and says there is increasing evidence that sports massage can help recovery time.