Anatomy & Physiology: The Massage Connection / Edition 3

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Created specifically for massage therapy students, the Third Edition of Anatomy & Physiology: The Massage Connection elucidates anatomy and physiology with clear, concise language complemented by an extraordinary multilayer art program. Organized to cover each body system and align with current massage therapy curricula, topics have been streamlined so that those areas critical for massage therapy—such as the musculoskeletal system—receive special coverage, whereas excessive detail in areas not relevant for massage is omitted. This edition also delivers a host of review activities in addition to a blockbuster ancillary package of online tools and complementary resources.


Anatomy & Physiology: The Massage Connection is just that—the link between the science of medicine and the art of massage as well as a bridge for students to a successful career in massage therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781759229
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Series: LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 483,440
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction
Levels of Organization - An Overview
The Holistic Approach
Systems of the Body
Planes of Reference
Anatomical Position
Directional References
Body Regions
Body Cavities
Levels of Organization
Effects of Age on Tissue
Implications for Bodyworkers
Ch. 2 Integumentary System
Functions of the Skin
Structure of the Skin
Skin and Temperature Control
Variation in Skin Color
Absorption Through the Skin
Microorganisms on the Skin
Inflammation and Healing
Effects of Aging on the Integumentary System
Integumentary System and Bodyworkers
Ch. 3 Skeletal System and Joints
The Skeletal System
The Human Skeleton
The Axial Skeleton
The Appendicular Skeleton
Individual Joints
Joints of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limb
Joints of the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limbs
Age-Related Changes on the Skeletal System and Joints
The Skeletal System, Joints, and Massage
Ch. 4 Muscular System
Muscle Tissue and Physiology of Muscle Contraction
Muscle Energetics
A Summary of the Role of CNS in Muscle Function Control
Physical Conditioning
Cardiac, Smooth, and Skeletal Muscle
Muscle Terminology and Major Muscles of the Body
Origin and Insertion of Muscles
Muscular System and Aging
Muscular System and Massage
Ch. 5 Nervous System
Organization of the Nervous System
Sensory Nervous System
The Brain and Brain Divisions
Cranial Nerves
Control of Posture and Movement
The Autonomic Nervous System
Age-Related Changes in the Nervous System
Bodyworkers and the Nervous System
Ch. 6 Endocrine System
General Properties of Hormones
Control of the Endocrine Glands
The Endocrine Glands
Age-Related Changes in the Endocrine System
Endocrine System and Massage
Ch. 7 Reproductive System
Genetic Sex, Fetal Development, and Puberty
The Male Reproductive System
The Female Reproductive System
Ch. 8 Cardiovascular System
Heart and Circulation
Blood Vessels and Circulation
Dynamics of Blood Flow
Regulation of the Cardiovascular System
Effect of Aging on the Cardiovascular System
Massage and the Cardiovascular System
Ch. 9 Lymphatic System
Body Fluid Compartments
The Lymphatic System
Massage and the Lymphatic System
The Lymphatic System, Immunity, and Aging
Basic Concepts of Health and Disease
Immunity and Massage
Ch. 10 Respiratory System
Functions of the Respiratory System
The Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Mechanics of Respiration
Gas Exchange
Regulation of Respiration
Effect of Exercise on the Respiratory System
Effect of Cold on the Respiratory System
Effect of Aging on the Respiratory System
Respiratory System and Massage
Ch. 11 Digestive System
Functions of Gastrointestinal System
Components of the Gastrointestinal System
Walls of the Digestive Tract
Movement in the Digestive Tract
Factors Controlling Digestive Function
An Overview of Nutrition
Functions of Important Nutrients
Regulations of Food Intake
Blood Supply to the Digestive Tract
The Structure and Function of Individual Organs of the Digestive System
Movement in the Colon and Defacation
Digestion and Absorption of Food in the Gut
Basal Metabolic Rate
Age-Related Changes in the Gastrointestinal System
The Gastrointestinal System and Bodywork
Ch. 12 Urinary System
Functions of the Urinary System
Urine Formation
Transportation and Elimination of Urine
Urination or Micturition
Age-Related Changes in the Genitourinary System
Bodyworkers and the Urinary System
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