Introduction to Massage Therapy / Edition 3

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Overview

Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything your students need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry them throughout their studies, help them prepare for the national exam, and launch them into successful careers as massage therapists.  The book covers the science behind the practice of massage therapy through just the right amount of coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology.

The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences.

The new Third Edition enables you to:

·         Save time planning and spend more time with your students with Instructor Resources, including:

- NEW Homework Activities!

o   Terminology

o   Ethics Questions

o   Matching Exercises

- Test Generator Questions

- Answers to Chapter Exercises

- Critical Thinking Exercises

- Lesson Plans

- PowerPoint Presentations

- Image Bank

- Learning Management System Cartridges

·         Take your students’ learning beyond the book with free online resources, including:

- New! Videos of procedures and flow sequences including body mechanics, sheet draping, sidelying, seated massage, client supine art, client leg and foot, client prone back, lymph drainage, and reflexology.

- New! Animations

- New! Coloring Exercises

- New! Stedman’s Vocabulary and Pronunciation Guide

- New! Student Quiz Bank

- New! Study Plan

        - Case Studies

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451173192
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Series: LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 699,936
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Welcome to the world of massage therapy! 1
Ch. 2 Ethics and professionalism 29
Ch. 3 Medical terminology 53
Ch. 4 Introduction to anatomy and physiology 73
Ch. 5 Communication and documentation 233
Ch. 6 Assessment 261
Ch. 7 Treatment plan 289
Ch. 8 Equipment and environment 311
Ch. 9 Client positioning and body mechanics 333
Ch. 10 Massage strokes and flow 353
Ch. 11 Therapeutic applications 381
Ch. 12 Special populations 405
Ch. 13 Special techniques 423
Ch. 14 Massage therapy business concepts 449
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