Perform at the highest level with Massage for Sport Performance.
This book and DVD demonstrate self-massage and partner massage for
deep-tissue pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and speedy muscle
recuperation. Optimal performance and quick relief are readily available
with pre- and postevent massages, recovery massages, and spot treatments.
If you are a member of the HK Rewards Program,when pre-ordering a new print edition of this book,
you will be granted the option for downloading the e-book edition at no additional charge when it becomes available.
Train harder, recover quickly, and improve performance! Today’s top athletes rely on sport massage to stay healthy, at the top of their game, and a step ahead of the competition. With Massage for Sport Performance, you can too.
In this special book and DVD package, renowned sport massage therapist Michael McGillicuddy demonstrates the same techniques he has used to train and prepare the world’s elite track and field athletes for Olympic competition. Massage for Sport Performance will show you how to
perform both self-massage and partner-assisted massage;
administer the most effective routines for pre- and postcompetition;
stretch, warm up, and activate primary muscles;
treat critical muscle groups for elevated performance;
speed recovery; and
minimize injury, pain, and fatigue.
Throughout you’ll also find advice, tips, and variations for specific sports as well as massage recommendations for basketball, running, track and field, soccer, and swimming.
With step-by-step instruction, photo sequences, and video demonstrations of the primary techniques, Massage for Sport Performance is the definitive guide for players, coaches, and athletes alike.
Chapter 1. History and Introduction to Sport Massage
Chapter 2. Sport Massage Equipment
Chapter 3. Getting to Know the Muscles
Chapter 4. Preevent Massage
Chapter 5. Postevent Massage
Chapter 6. Stretching
Chapter 7. Application of Pre- and Postevent Massage
Chapter 8. Injury Recovery Sport Massage
Chapter 9. Sport-Specific Treatments
American Massage Therapy-certified sport massage therapist Michael
McGillicuddy is a sports massage certified massage is therapist and
a sought-after professional in his field. He has worked with numerous
elite athletes and at national competitions for the Association of
Tennis Professionals (ATP), the U.S. Figure Skating Association, U.S.
Fencing, and at the Atlanta Olympic Games.
McGillicuddy graduated from the Florida School of Massage Therapy and is
an approved provider for the Florida State Board of Massage Therapy and
the national certification for massage and bodywork. His education has
been shaped by leading sport massage therapists, including Benny Vaughn,
Jack Meagher, Aaron Mattes, and Rich Phaigh.
McGillicuddy owns the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in
Winter Park, Florida, where he teaches and practices sport massage. He
lives in Orlando, Florida.
“Michael McGillicuddy offers clear and organized information for
Benny Vaughn LMT, ATC, CSCS -- Athletic Therapy Center, Fort
Worth, Texas USA
“From pre- and postevent massage to injury prevention, assessment,
and treatment, athletes—and therapists—will benefit from the breadth and
depth of Massage for Sport Performance.”
Leslie A. Young, PhD -- Editor in Chief, Massage & Bodywork