Evidence-Based Therapeutic Massage: A Practical Guide for Therapists / Edition 2 by Elizabeth A. Holey, Eileen M. Cook | | 9780443072307 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Evidence-Based Therapeutic Massage: A Practical Guide for Therapists / Edition 2

Evidence-Based Therapeutic Massage: A Practical Guide for Therapists / Edition 2

by Elizabeth A. Holey, Eileen M. Cook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443072302

ISBN-13: 9780443072307

Pub. Date: 07/10/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This introductory textbook on the theory and practice of massage is evidence-based and fully referenced to both American and British research. Heavily illustrated, readable, and user-friendly, it covers a variety of techniques including acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to help readers make informed choices about the treatment of each client.

Overview

This introductory textbook on the theory and practice of massage is evidence-based and fully referenced to both American and British research. Heavily illustrated, readable, and user-friendly, it covers a variety of techniques including acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to help readers make informed choices about the treatment of each client.

• Content is readable, practical, and relevant.
• Massage content is integrated within each section, and information applies directly to the practice of massage.
• Discussions include both theory and practice with detailed descriptions of techniques.

• A unique blend of the scientific basis for orthodox and healing energy theories is provided.
• A new format and reorganization of content provides more logical structure to the text.
• 42 new photographs, 30 new line drawings, and the use of a second color throughout create a more visual approach to text content.
• The chapters on Reflex Effects, Pathological Principles, and Massage in sport have been expanded.
• Sections on Pain, Women's health, Maintaining health/health management, Essential oils and Aromatherapy, Neurospasticity have either been added or expanded.
• New material covers the latest American and British research for a more evidence-based approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443072307
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/10/2003
Series:
Physiotherapy Essentials Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Theoretical Basis
1. Massage in context
2. A biological basis
3. Therapeutic and reflex effects
4. Pathological principles
Section 2: Practical Application of Massage
5. Palpation
6. Assessment and treatment planning
7. Massage techniques
8. Regional application of classical massage techniques
9. Specialised techniques
Section 3: Clinical Uses of Massage
10. Sedative massage
11. Massage for people with long-term and terminal illness
12. Neuromusculoskeletal disorders
13. Massage in sport
14. Client groups
Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >