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The Complete Guide to Sports Massage (Complete Guide) Paperback – 14 Dec 2007

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (14 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713685794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713685794
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.2 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A new edition of the comprehensive, practical handbook for studentsof sports therapy and anyone wanting a performance advantage. The Complete Guide to Sports Massage has been fully updated, and is now in full colour, with new photographs demonstrating massage technique throughout. Sports massage is the skilled manipulation of soft tissue for: therelief and treatment of muscle soreness and pain; the maintenance ofmuscle balance and improved flexibility; and enhanced rehabilitationfrom injury. Highly illustrated and packed with jargon-free information andpractical tips, this comprehensive manual includes principles andtechniques of massage (including step-by-step instructions); injurymanagement and post-massage care; and practical guidance on working ata sports event.

About the Author

Tim Paine is a highly experienced authority on sports therapy, and founder and director of the respected Academy of Sports Therapy. He has worked as a sports therapist providing sports therapy training for over 14 years. Tim co-ordinates the Sports Therapy degree programme at the University of Bedfordshire.

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