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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2019, 1(1); doi: 10.25236/FSST.080107.

The techniques of manual massage and its application on exercise-induced fatigue: a literature review


Houyong Zhong1, 4, Cuimei Wang1, Zhen Wan2, Jinpei Lei3

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Houyong Zhong

1. Faculty of Physical Education, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou 341000, China.
2.Kaiping maternal and child health care family planning service center of Guangdong Province, Kaiping, 529300, China.
3. Kaiping Central Hospital of Guangdong Province, Kaiping, 529300, China.
4. Research and Training Center for Enhancing Quality of Life of Working-Age People, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.


Massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on various conditions. It is widely used in the field of sports which includes exercise-induced fatigue. There are many techniques among the different kinds of massage. This paper describes the different the techniques of manual massage which include Effleurage (gliding strokes), Petrissage (Kneading Strokes), Friction, Compression, Tapotement (Percussion), Vibration, and Joint mobilizations and stretches. In addition, reviews the techniques of manual massage and exercise-induced fatigue. The result showed that he most popular application techniques of manual massage on exercise-induced fatigue are Effleurage and Petrissage. Therefore, Effleurage and Petrissage can be seen as the useful methods to deal with exercise-induced fatigue for athletes after training sessions or intensive competition.


Massage; technique of manual massage; Exercise-induced fatigue; Review

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Houyong Zhong, Cuimei Wang, Zhen Wan, Jinpei Lei, The techniques of manual massage and its application on exercise-induced fatigue: a literature review. Frontiers in Sport Research (2019) Vol. 1: 43-50. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.080107.


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