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Sports Therapy Courses

 

What is Sports Massage?
Some core background information...

 

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. When a person exercises, their body is subjected to various types of physical loading and following such activities, with the right amount of rest, the body’s systems adapt to cope with the increased stresses placed on them. These adaptations may affect muscles and other soft tissues, bones, the brain and nervous system. In the right measure and at the right frequency, regular exercise enables the body to cope with increased levels of stress (overload), which allows the body to exercise at higher intensities or for longer durations.

 

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The Complete Guide to Sports Massage...

 

A new edition of the comprehensive, practical handbook for students of sports therapy. Sports massage is the skilled manipulation of soft tissue for: the relief and treatment of muscle soreness and pain; the maintenance...

 

 

 

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Anatomy and Physiology...

 

Knowledge and an understanding of the human body and how it functions is the starting point of sports massage theory. The more we understand about how the body functions, what may interrupt this functioning (such as trauma and injury), and what influence increased activity...

 

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Skills and
Techniques...

 

Here we will summarise the four most commonly recognised categories of technique that form sports and many other forms of massage. They include effleurage, petrissage, frictions and tapotement...

 

 

 

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Glossary, Links and Research...

 

Medial, Lateral, Proximal, Distal, Anterior (ventral), Posterior (dorsal), Inferior, Superior, Supine, Prone... An explanation of Terms, and movements...

 

 

 

 

 

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