Career Longevity: The Bodywork Practitioner's Guide to Wellness and Body Mechanics / Edition 1

Career Longevity: The Bodywork Practitioner's Guide to Wellness and Body Mechanics / Edition 1

by Jean'e E Freeman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803625677

ISBN-13: 9780803625679

Pub. Date: 02/17/2012

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

Avoid the injury, muscle strain, fatigue and burnout that can shorten your career as a bodywork practitioner! This easy-to-use reference develops the skills you need to foster ease of movement and decrease your chance of injury. These skills, including self-assessment, life-style choices, body awareness and mechanics, balanced posture, efficient breathing,

Overview

Avoid the injury, muscle strain, fatigue and burnout that can shorten your career as a bodywork practitioner! This easy-to-use reference develops the skills you need to foster ease of movement and decrease your chance of injury. These skills, including self-assessment, life-style choices, body awareness and mechanics, balanced posture, efficient breathing, self-care habits, and injury prevention, give you the foundation you need to ensure that you are not putting undue strain on your own body. You’ll learn how to maintain proper body mechanics and how to integrate wellness, self-care, and nutrition into your practice.

A bonus DVD features video clips of the proper body mechanics for massage techniques, as well as other positions, such as lifting and transporting a massage table/chair, and using massage tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803625679
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
02/17/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
464,708
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Bodywork and the Bodywork Practitioner’s Wellness
  2. Body Awareness and Mindful Movement
  3. Posture and Its Impact on the Body
  4. Breathing for Best Practice, Health, and Wellness
  5. Body Mechanics
  6. Injury Prevention and Management
  7. Stretching: Why, How, When, and Where?
  8. Strengthening: Why, How, When, and Where?
  9. Basic Nutritional Principles for Self-Care
  10. Additional Support for Wellness and Self-Care

Appendix A: Hydrotherapy for Self-Care

Appendix B: Answers to Chapter Review Questions

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