Massage for Sport Performance
Train harder, recover quickly, and improve performance! Today’s top athletes rely on sport massage to stay healthy, at the top of their game, and a step ahead of the competition. With Massage for Sport Performance, you can too.
In this special book and DVD package, renowned sport massage therapist Michael McGillicuddy demonstrates the same techniques he has used to train and prepare the world’s elite track and field athletes for Olympic competition. Massagefor Sport Performance will show you how to
• perform both self-massage and partner-assisted massage;
• administer the most effective routines for pre- and postcompetition;
• stretch, warm up, and activate primary muscles;
• treat critical muscle groups for elevated performance;
• speed recovery; and
• minimize injury, pain, and fatigue.
Throughout you’ll also find advice, tips, and variations for specific sports as well as massage recommendations for basketball, running, track and field, soccer, and swimming.
With step-by-step instruction, photo sequences, and video demonstrations of the primary techniques, Massage for SportPerformance is the definitive guide for players, coaches, and athletes alike.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 History and Introduction to Sport Massage
Chapter 2 Sport Massage Equipment
Chapter 3 Getting to Know the Muscles
Chapter 4 Preevent Massage
Chapter 5 Postevent Massage
Chapter 6 Stretching
Chapter 7 Application of Pre- and Postevent Massage
Chapter 8 Injury Recovery Sport Massage
Chapter 9 Sport-Specific Treatments
“Michael McGillicuddy offers clear and organized information for results-oriented outcomes.”
Benny Vaughn LMT, ATC, CSCS -- Athletic Therapy Center, Fort Worth, Texas USA
“From pre- and postevent massage to injury prevention, assessment, and treatment, athletes—and therapists—will benefit from the breadth and depth of Massage for Sport Performance.”
Leslie A. Young, PhD -- Editor in Chief, Massage & Bodywork Magazine
ExcerptsPlanning for a preevent massage
Sport specific treatment: Basketball
Understanding and treating spasms and cramps