- Author: Susan Findlay
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
- Published: 01 April 2010
- ISBN: 9780736082600
130 full-colour photos guide you through the essentials of sports massage. Sports Massage provides in-depth information of foundation massage techniques within sports massage. Thorough instructions and over 130 full-colour photos demonstrate the correct application of each massage stroke for muscle groups of the neck, shoulder, torso, pelvis, legs and feet. You'll learn how to use advanced working positions in prone, supine, side-lying and sitting orientations to address each muscle group, helping you achieve a more comfortable and therapeutic session for your client. Highlighted in the text are tips on technique adjustments, and special 'Client Talk' boxes offer suggestions for ways to communicate technical information to your clients. Throughout the text, self-test questions (with answers) allow you to check your understanding and reinforce your learning. In addition, a photo gallery provides quick reference for checking techniques and their application.
Susan Findlay, BSc RGN, Dip SRMT, is director of the North London School of Sports Massage, where she is a sport and remedial massage therapist and lecturer. Findlay's experiences as a ballet dancer, gymnast, personal trainer, and nurse have helped her develop an applied and clinical understanding. Findlay is the co-founder of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage, serves as chair of communications on the General Council of Massage Therapies and as an educational advisor to the Sport Massage Association.