Performance Massage

Performance Massage

By: Robert K. King (author)Paperback

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In this book Robert King, former national president of the "American Massage Therapy Association", uses over 150 colour photos and step-by-step instructions to explain basic massage therapy for athletes, dancers, and other physically active people. This massage therapy features a combination of muscle stretching and high-impact massage techniques; teaches simple, specific skills; applies direct pressure to muscle just beneath the skin so lubricants are not needed, and allows the recipient to remain clothed. It's easy for readers to insert these massage techniques into their exercise routines. The book also shows readers how to combine specific techniques to develop a warm-up massage, cool-down massage, and maintenance massage. In addition to the basic skills and techniques for therapeutic massage, the book features detailed instructions for a whole body massage. It also includes reference information on equipment,,, touching skills, receiving a massage, and the benefits of ongoing performance massage.

About Author

As a former competitive weightlifter, boxer, and runner, Robert K. King has personally experienced the reality of coping with muscle strains and maintaining peak performance. For over 20 years he has worked as a professional massage therapist with many world class athletes, dancers, and entertainers such as Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Chuck Norris, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Mr. King is co-founder and director of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, the largest state-approved vocational massage therapy school in the Midwest. Since 1977 he has held various offices in the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), including Illinois Chapter President, National Director of Education, and two terms as National President. He is also the co-founder and former National Examiner for the AMTA National Sports Massage Team. As President of AMTA, King developed the AMTA Strategic Plan for Professional Development, resulting in increased public acceptance of massage therapy and a doubling in association membership. As the former National Director of Education for AMTA, he spearheaded a national drive to help increase educational standards and upgrade school curriculums and continuing education programs. Robert King is the author of several articles, essays and instructional manuals including Body Mobilization Techniques, a training manual for massage therapists. He also conducts workshops, lectures extensively at schools and hospitals, and appears frequently in national media. He has also completed two instructional videos which are used in massage therapy schools throughout the United States. A resident of Chicago, Illinois, Mr. King is married to Kathie Taylor King, who is a frequent assistant in his national workshops.


Introducing performance massage; performance massage - just right for active people; when to use performance massage; preparing for performance massage; techniques of performance massage; head-to-toe massage sequence.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780873223959
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780873223959
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0873223950

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