Tag: Sports Massage

 
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Sports Massage Techniques

Sports massage may appear to be the latest ‘hot’ thing, but in fact it’s been practiced for thousands of years. The ancient Spartans, enemies of the Athenians in Greece over 2,500 years ago, regularly applied massage techniques to optimize their warriors’ effectiveness. Many of the techniques used then would be familiar today, since they are … Read More

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The Massage Therapist’s Body and Brain

The human body is an amazingly complex system, and the massage therapist has to know it well. The human body has over 650 muscles, more than 200 bones and uncounted connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and more tying them all together. Though the therapist doesn’t have to memorize every single one, he or she has to … Read More

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The Sports Massage

Describing it in a nutshell, the Sports Massage is a specialty massage technique that was created and developed with athletes in mind. And as such, the Sports Massage prepares the bodies of professional and amateur sportspersons for their best possible performance before participating in a sport and it then helps their bodies to recover afterwards. … Read More

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Basic Types of Massage

EASTERN VS. WESTERN; TRADITIONAL VS. MODERN ECLECTIC Massage therapy initially separates into two basic types: Eastern and Western. The latter form is also referred to as Chinese, Japanese or Asian. While the two formats have commonalities, there are also differences. This is not simply a question of origin. It is a matter of philosophy. Western … Read More