Introduction to Massage Therapy / Edition 2

Introduction to Massage Therapy / Edition 2

by Mary Beth Braun, Stephanie J. Simonson, Stephanie Simonson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0781773741

ISBN-13: 9780781773744

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

The Second Edition of Introduction to Massage Therapy instills the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a professional massage therapist and excel as one. The authors integrate functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques, helping you translate your knowledge of the underlying science into practice. Designed

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The Second Edition of Introduction to Massage Therapy instills the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a professional massage therapist and excel as one. The authors integrate functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques, helping you translate your knowledge of the underlying science into practice. Designed to prepare you for all aspects of massage practice, the text also covers communication and documentation, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.

This text offers a wealth of 3D anatomical information on the skeletal, muscular, and neurovascular systems, as well as surface anatomy. The Second Edition features expanded coverage of hydrotherapy, Eastern techniques, sanitation and hygiene, and HIPAA.

New Features to Help You Master Massage Therapy—

  • New topics have been added or expanded to better prepare you for the National Certification Exam (NCE).
  • Critical thinking exercises test your skills in selecting the correct techniques to apply under specific sets of circumstances.
  • Contraindication boxes highlight particular situations when massage should not be used or a specific stroke may be harmful.

More Highlights and Features—

  • Full-color illustrations and photographs help you learn important concepts and techniques.
  • Progressive case studies ask you to develop step-by-step treatment plans for a client.
  • Procedure boxes set forth step-by-step instructions for treatments and assessments.
  • Exercises in each chapter help you assess your grasp of key concepts.

Bonus DVD
Each copy of the text includes the Real Bodywork DVD, featuring outstanding video clips of massage sequences presented in the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781773744
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
625
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

How to Use This Book

Acknowledgments

Reviewers

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Massage Therapy!

Chapter 2: Ethics and Professionalism

Chapter 3: Medical Terminology

Chapter 4: Introduction to Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology

Chapter 5: Communication and Documentation

Chapter 6: Assessment

Chapter 7: Treatment Plan

Chapter 8: Equipment, Environment, Sanitation, and Safety

Chapter 9: Client Positioning and Body Mechanics

Chapter 10: Massage Strokes and Flow

Chapter 11: Therapeutic Applications

Chapter 12: Complementary Modalities

Chapter 13: Special Populations

Chapter 14: Being a Massage Therapy Professional: Business Concepts and Self-Care

Appendix A: Pathology Quick Reference Charts

Glossary

Index

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