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Massage for Sport

By Joan Watt

ISBN: 9781861261601
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235 x 165 mm
INSIDE: 100 black & white photographs

The use of massage in sport has become more widespread, not only to treat injuries, but also to increase muscle fitness, strength and flexibility. In Massage for Sport Joan Watt, an internationally renowned physiotherapist, addresses the rules of massage and its techniques. The terminology is completely new, having been first presented at a physiotherapy conference in 1997, and appearing in print for the first time in this book. The book covers sports massage - including techniques, contact materials, methods of application, duration, and contra-indications, - and also covers ice massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology as additions to the masseur's skills. The final chapter provides a ready reference on anatomy and physiology. Massage for Sport will be invaluable to the student sports masseur, physiotherapist and coach, as well as to the qualified practitioner.

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