Table of Contents

An introduction to sports massage.
Work postures, hand placements, and basic massage strokes.
Sports massage applications.
Examples of event-based sports massage treatments.
Sports massage applications for different sports.
Soft tissue stretching in sports massage.
Applied stretches to common muscle groups.
Positional release techniques applied in sports massage.
Acupressure and tui-na in sports massage.
Myofascial release techniques and connective tissue massage.
Myofascial pain syndrome.
myofascial trigger points.
Sports injuries / Kristjan Oddsson.
Taping for sports injuries / Kristjan Oddsson.
Soft tissue treatment techniques for maintenance and remedial sports massage.
Self-massage and myofascial release techniques for the athlete. Integrated Sports Massage Therapy is a highly illustrated evidence-based handbook which presents a wide range of effective sports massage techniques to cover any sports-related situation. Anders Jelveus explains and applies effective techniques from a variety of disciplines of manual therapy, ranging from commonly used sports massage strokes to more advanced concepts for real-life effective sports massage treatments. The presented techniques serve as a great addition for any therapist seeking to work with athletes, and are suitable for pre-event, post-event, inter-event, and in remedial sports massage therapy. This unique book offers a comprehensive presentation of sports massage therapy including: Sports massage history Basic sports massage strokes and work postures Sports massage applications Event-based sports massage treatment guidelines Sports-specific massage treatment recommendations Therapeutic muscle stretching techniques Therapeutic muscle stretching applied to specific muscle groups Positional Release Techniques (PRT) Acupressure and Tui Na techniques with applications Myofascial release techniques Connective tissue massage Lymphatic drainage massage Myofascial Trigger Point etiology and treatment techniques Sports injuries Athletic taping Remedial Sports massage applications Athletic self massage techniques. The book is suitable for all manual therapy students and practitioners, whether novice or advanced, including massage therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, naprapaths, naturopaths and acupuncturists.