Sports Massage Term Paper by supercalifragilistic

Sports Massage
This paper explores massage therapy for athletic performance.
# 97711 | 2,196 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 30, 2007 in Medical and Health (General) , Sport (General)

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The paper explains that massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, aimed at normalizing these tissues. The paper looks at the origin of modern, scientific massage therapy and the many benefits derived. The paper discusses the mechanics of sports massage, its three forms and its actual application. The paper examines aspects of an excellent sports or athletic performance and concludes that massage therapy enhances optimal athletic performance.

Massage Therapy and its Beginnings
Sports Massage
Origin, Three Forms
Spa Treatments
Aspects of Excellent Athletic Performance

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Fitness. Body Therapeutics. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America: Gale Group, July 2001
  • Calechman, Steve. The Right Massage for You. Natural Health: Weider Publications, Inc., October-November 2001
  • Cates, Nancy Dodd. In Touch with the Healing Powers of Massage. Better Nutrition: PRIMEDIA Intertec, 1998
  • Crabtree, Margot. Massage: an Old Tradition in a New Millenium. Better Nutrition: PRIMEDIA Intertec, 1997
  • Davidson, Tish. Sports Massage. Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 2001

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