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.
For this reason, it is vital to make the distinction between ordinary massage and sports massage. While Swedish or other conventional massage techniques feel relaxing, they are generally not effective therapy for athletes.
A further study to investigate how muscle function responds to a typical sports massage approach needs to be undertaken to justify the authors' interpretive comments.
Group leader, associate partner James Chisholm, decided that the team needed some serious preparation for the walk and called on the services of Sutton Coldfield personal trainer and sports massage therapist, Lisa Chadwick.
The spa recommends CHI Sports Massage as an excellent treatment for sports injuries.
The 19-year-old, a talented rider who also plays hockey and does other sports, is currently doing a sports massage course.
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When I trained competitively as an athlete I'd regularly have a sports massage to help prevent injury and keep me supple and flexible.
He will be teaching a Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy adult course which launches on September 30 and will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
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.
Sanchez is the Founder of Sports Massage Extreme where his clients fondly know him as Art San, The Pain Eraser.

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