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Therapeutic Sports Massage
February 27, 2010 – 7:12 am | One Comment
Therapeutic Sports Massage

(Originally posted on massagenews.org:  http://massagenews.org/sports.html)
In previous articles, I have discussed pre-event, inter-event, and post-event sports massage. In this article, I will complete our series by covering the therapeutic sports massage.
To review: Sports massage involves the …

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Post-Event Sports Massage
February 27, 2010 – 7:04 am | Comments Off on Post-Event Sports Massage
Post-Event Sports Massage

(Originally posted on massagenews.org:  http://massagenews.org/sports.html)
In a previous article, I discussed the pre-event and inter-event sports massage. In this article, I will continue the path to cover the post-event sports massage.
Sports massage involves the application of …

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Pre-Event Sports Massage
November 18, 2009 – 1:08 pm | Comments Off on Pre-Event Sports Massage
Pre-Event Sports Massage

(Originally posted on massagenews.org:  http://massagenews.org/preevent.html)
The role of massage in athletics is growing. It is a very common occurrence to see sports massage therapists at events ranging from 5K fun runs to the Olympic games.
Sports massage …

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Research: Effects of Massage after Exercise
November 13, 2009 – 6:11 am | Comments Off on Research: Effects of Massage after Exercise
Research: Effects of Massage after Exercise

In a study published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine (2008), researchers found that a 40 minute myofascial massage after high-intensity exercise caused a significant decrease in both EMG amplitude and vigor when compared with …

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Sports Massage for Ice Hockey
August 2, 2009 – 7:33 pm | Comments Off on Sports Massage for Ice Hockey
Sports Massage for Ice Hockey

In my sports massage seminars and workshops, I focus on specific injuries and recommended action plans to correct the underlying problems.  Here, I’d like to talk a bit more high-level about common muscular problems seen …

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