Pre & Post Event Massage

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This course is designed to give participants an understanding of pre and post event massage and focuses on assisting athletes in preparation and recovery for competition.

Contraindications of Massage Abnormal body temperature, acute inflammatory conditions, acute infectious, conditions, skin disorders, circulatory conditions, oedema, pregnancy, specific diseases, intoxication and poisoning, medication/drugs, psychosis, hernia, scoliosis, fractures, internal bleeding, osteoporosis, age, intake

  • Draping & Bolstering
  • What to massage?
  • Hygiene
  • What to massage with?
  • Massage techniques
  • Effleurage or glides
  • Petrissage (kneading)
  • Frictions
  • Tapotement (percussive techniques)
  • Compression
  • Shaking
  • Rolling
  • Points to consider

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