Massage for Sport Performance

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Human Kinetics, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 181 pages
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"Michael McGillicuddy offers clear and organized information for result-oriented outcomes." 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 Magazine

Train harder, recover quickly, and improve performance! Today's top athletes rely on sport massage to stay healthy, be at the top of their game, and stay 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.

Throughout this book, you'll also find advice, tips, and variations for specific sports as well as specific massage recommendations for basketball, running, cycling, football, golf, tennis, baseball, soccer, and swimming. With step-by-step instruction, photo sequences, and video demonstrations of the primary techniques and some of the sport-specific treatments, Massage for Sport Performance is the definitive guide for players, coaches, and athletes alike.

Improve performance, increase recovery time, and reduce injuries with Massage for Sport Performance.

In this one-of-a-kind book and DVD package, former U.S. Olympic massage therapist Michael McGillicuddy shows you the equipment, techniques, and routines that the world's elite athletes rely on to maximize training and performance.

The 69-minute DVD demonstrates every massage technique as well as step-by-step instruction for the most effective preevent, postevent, and recovery routines.

Whether you are stepping onto the field or into the gym, recovering from injury, or preparing for competition, Massage for Sport Performance has everything you need to stay healthy, strong, and at the top of your game.

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About the author (2011)

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.

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