Students will learn to apply massage therapy specifically for sport and rehabilitation as you learn to integrate techniques and mind/body concepts. Students will learn on how to conduct massage techniques such as Basics of Palpation, Effleurage/Stroking, Petrissage/Kneading, Friction (circular, transverse), Tapotement/Percussion, Vibration and Various other forms – some may combine strokes.
Participants will also learn the indications/contraindications and the appropriate application of these approaches for various conditions. Additionally this course provides students with an understanding of basic medical terminology and the relationship between anatomy/physiology and the practice of sports massage
Syllabus (in Czech)
• Evaluation of athlete to determine whether a massage is indicated or contraindicated;
• Physiologic effects of Massage (Reflexive, Mechanical and Psychological);
• Treatment considerations and guidelines (positioning of clinician, treatment techniques, preparation of athlete, equipment set up- table, linens and pillows, lubricant);
• Practice of massage strokes (Effleurage, Petrissage);
• Practice of massage strokes (Friction, Tapotement, Vibration);
• Upper and lower back massage;
• Leg massage;
• Neck and arm massage;
• Abdominal. chest and shoulder massage;
• Massage of the upper limbs;
• Pre- and post-event massage;
• Inter-event massage (between competitions on the same day);
• Recovery massages and sport specific treatments.
CLAY, James H. Basic clinical massage therapy : intergrating anatomy and treatment. Illustrated by David M. Pounds, Photo by Vicki Overman. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003. xviii, 412. ISBN 078176307X. info
MCGILLICUDDY, Michael. Massage for sport performance. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics, 2011. ix, 181. ISBN 9780736083010. info
DENEGAR, Craig R., Ethan SALIBA and Susan Foreman SALIBA. Therapeutic modalities for musculoskeletal injuries. Third edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2010. xii, 291. ISBN 9780736078917. info
Teaching methods (in Czech)
Practical course focused on the right application of sport massage
Assessment methods (in Czech)
1. The final test at the end of semester (minimum:70 %)
2.Practical examination (massage of selected body parts with verbal accompaniment).