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Now effective high-energy massage techniques are easy for anyone to learn In Performance Massage Robert K. King, former National President of the American Massage Therapy Association, explains massage therapy for athletes, dancers, and other physically active people. Coaches and fitness professionals will also find this book to be a valuable reference.

Even if the reader has never given or received a massage, this book makes it easy to do The book is loaded with over 150 color photos that guide the reader step-by-step through all of the skills needed to do Performance Massage with a training partner.

Performance Massage is different from popular relaxation or medical massages in several ways. First, it features a unique combination of muscle stretching and high-impact massage techniques designed to enhance athletic and artistic performance, reduce and prevent injuries, and complement an active lifestyle.

Second, unlike the complicated sequences of traditional massage, Performance Massage teaches specific, easy-to-learn skills that encourage a personalized, hands-on approach. Both hands feel for problem areas in the recipient's muscles and use massage to: -stretch and unwind tight areas,

-spread muscle fibers and nourish muscle fibers,

-decongest and oxygenate muscles, and

-reduce tension and increase flexibility. Finally, because therapeutic massage applies direct pressure--not surface strokes--to muscles, lubricants are not needed. Readers will also appreciate that clothing stays on and is considered an additional layer of skin to work through.

It's easy for readers to insert these massage techniques into their exercise routines. The book also shows readers how to combine specific techniques to develop a Warm-Up Massage, Cool-Down Massage, and Maintenance Massage. The techniques require less than 30 minutes to perform and are ideally suited to the fast-paced schedules of athletes, dancers, and physically active people.

In addition to the basic skills and techniques for therapeutic massage, the book features detailed instructions for a whole body massage. It also includes reference information on equipment, touching skills, receiving a massage, and the benefits of ongoing Performance Massage.

Performance Massage can easily be incorporated into anyone's fitness regimen. It's a great way to enhance muscle fitness and improve performance

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Teaches a type of massage that features a unique combination of muscle stretching and high-impact techniques, applies direct pressure to muscles (no lubricants needed), and allows the recipient to remain clothed. Illustrated with numerous color photos.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Muscle care for physically active people


Full color photos guide readers through a no-oil approach to high-energy massage designed to enhance athletic and artistic performance and reduce and prevent injuries.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-142) and index.

Product Details

King, Robert K.
Human Kinetics Publishers
King, Robert K.
Champaign, IL :
Alternative medicine
Health and hygiene
Massage & Reflexotherapy
Massage therapy
Health and Medicine-Massage and Bodywork
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