bp2091 Classic and sports massage

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
MUDr. Kateřina Kapounková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Kotková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ivan Struhár, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. Kateřina Kapounková, Ph.D.
Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
Mon 9:00–9:50 A11/236
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
bp2091/01: Thu 14:00–15:40 224, I. Struhár
bp2091/02: Thu 14:30–16:10 učebna Vinařská, M. Kotková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main aim of the course is to administrate the massage of selected parts based on theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Another aim is to teach the student to choose the correct massage strokes with respect to the actual state of the person. Based on acquired knowledge, the student will analyze muscle groups, design and apply a combination of massage strokes based on their effectiveness. In conclusion, the student must justify used massage techniques.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student is able to:
1. define general principles and benefits of massage
2. list the indications and contraindications of the massage
3. define the topographic areas of the trunk and the lower limbs
4. choose the right massage strokes in relation to the aim of the massage
5. discuss about the selection of selected massage strokes
6. demonstrate individual massage strokes
7. practice selected massage - back, neck, lower limbs
8. assess the condition of the organism before and after massage
  • 1. Theoretical basics of massage
  • 2. Diseases of the subcutaneous tissue, musculoskeletal disorders and vertebral musculoskeletal disorders
  • 3. Indications and contraindications of massage
  • 4. General myology. Muscle system (back muscles, chest muscles, abdominal muscles, lower limb muscles)
  • 5. Types of massage, massage media
  • 6. Effects of massage – Effect on the skin, Effect on skeletal muscles, Effect on tendons, Effect on blood circulation, Effect on the lymphatic system
  • 7. Position of a person during massage, Pain and massage
  • 8. Classic Massage Technique: a) effleurage b) petrissage c) friction d) tapotement e) vibration f) joint movements g) various other forms
  • 9. Technical errors of massage therapist
  • 1. Fundamentals of ergonomics of work
  • 2. Basic massage strokes – a) effleurage b) petrissage c) friction d) tapotement e) vibration f) joint movements g) various other forms
  • 3. Back massage including the shoulder blade (positioning, massage strokes, passive stretching)
  • 4. Neck massage including the shoulder blade (positioning, massage strokes, passive stretching)
  • 5. Lower limb massage (positioning, massage strokes, passive stretching)
  • HANSGUT, Vladimír and Kateřina KAPOUNKOVÁ. Regenerační a sportovní masáž. Elportál, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. ISSN 1802-128X. URL info
  • HANSGUT, Vladimír, Jiří NYKODÝM and al. ET. Sportovní masáž (Sport Massage). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. 22 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4935-2. info
  • KVAPILÍK, Josef. Sportovní masáž pro každého. 3. vyd. Praha: Olympia, 1991. 145 s. ISBN 8070331208. info
  • VESELÝ, Antonín and Jaroslav URBÁNEK. Sportovní masáž a automasáž. 2. přeprac. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Olympia, 1975. 194 s. : f. info
  • PŠURNÝ, Antonín. Sportovní masáž v lehké atletice. 1959. 58 s. info
Teaching methods
- lectures
- practical seminars
Practical seminars are focused on the correct technique of individual massage strokes, which students practice in pairs under the supervision.
Assessment methods
1. attendance (one absence is permitted)
2. 2 tests during semester, min.65 %. Tests consist of 20 randomly selected questions.
3. practical exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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