Sports & Event Massage Video on DVD & Streaming Version - Real Bodywork

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This comprehensive DVD includes more than two hours of footage detailing 13 sessions that will give you the tools to work with runners, cyclists, swimmers, tennis players and other athletes. Learn about the physiological principles that govern sports massage and the differences between each sport. The 13 sessions include a pre-event massage for runners, an inter-event massage for tennis players, and a post-event session for cyclists.

The other sessions are detailed sequences for the following injuries: plantar fascitis, shin splints, ITB syndrome, hamstring strain, neck pain, back pain, ankle sprains, patellar tendonitis, tennis elbow and the rotator cuff. Each session is a complete treatment protocol that will help to keep your athlete in top shape, recover from injuries, and improve their performance. This DVD also includes information on stretches, sport psychology, diet, and how to set up a massage station at a sporting event. Real Bodyworks great graphics and clear filming make this DVD an outstanding educational resource for those who want to work with athletes.

Fundamentals - Introduction, Event Massage, Basic Strokes
Pre-Event - Running Demo
Post Event - Cycling Demo, Cramping
Inter-Event - Tennis Demo
Psychology & Diet
Running Injuries - Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, ITB Syndrome, Hamstring Strain
Cycling Injuries - Neck pain, Patellar tendonitis
Court Injuries - Ankle Sprain, Back Pain, Tennis Elbow
Swimming Injuries - Rotator Cuff

Comes with a 14 page booklet that mirrors the techniques shown in the video.


Introduction To Sports Massage - This lesson discusses how to set up and organize a massage station at an athletic event. It also demonstrates the various basic techniques that are used in this class, including compression, broadening, friction, petrissage, compressive effleurage and tapotement.

Pre Event Sports Massage - This lesson discusses the goal of pre-event sports massage along with tips on working with athletes before an event. Next this lesson demonstrates a pre-event style massage for a runner. You can then apply these techniques to other types of events.

Post Event Massage - This lesson covers delayed onset soreness, the cool-down period and things to be aware of while working with athletes after their event. Then a sports massage routine for cyclists is demonstrated, including work not the neck extensors, wrist flexors, quads, hamstrings and calves.

Inter Event - This type of massage is applied between events. Molly shows how to determine which type of massage to do, and what not to do. This includes which questions to ask and how to structure the session. Then she demonstrates a inter-event massage for a tennis player that includes work on the back, gluten, hamstrings and quads, calves, pecs and general arm.

Psychology And Diet - This lesson offers 4 suggestions in working with athletes in terms of psychology. Molly also discusses basics of diet that will support the healing process and how to decrease inflammation.

Injury Basics - This lesson covers how injuries heal, and the role of sports massage in injury prevention. She discusses the stages of healing and how the therapist can support healing. When to refer to another practitioner is also covered.

Running Injuries - This lesson demonstrates how to perform sports massage for runners who have plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ITB syndrome or hamstring strain. Each technique is clearly shown with detailed explanation and description.

Cycling Injuries - This lesson demonstrates how to perform sports massage on cyclists who have neck pain or patellar tendonitis.

Court Sports Injuries - This lesson shows sports massage techniques for court sports. Specifically, techniques for ankle sprain, lower back pain and tennis elbow are demonstrated.

Swimming Injuries - This lesson demonstrates how to perform sports massage on rotator cuff injuries. This includes effective work on the subscapularis, serrates anterior, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, and more.

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About Real Bodywork

Sean Riehl, who founded Real Bodywork over 20 years ago, has taught massage nationally, presented at the AMTA California conference, written multiple articles appearing in Massage Magazine and the Biotone Newsletter, as well as being the author of a number of videos on massage.

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