Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice / Edition 4 by Susan G. Salvo | 9781437719772 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice / Edition 4

Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice / Edition 4

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by Susan G. Salvo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1437719775

ISBN-13: 9781437719772

Pub. Date: 07/27/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Straightforward and easy to use, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, Third Edition gives you everything you need to understand the concepts of massage therapy, prepare for certification exams, and apply your knowledge to therapeutic practice! This thoroughly revised edition is heavily illustrated and features complete coverage of the widest range of modalities

Overview

Straightforward and easy to use, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, Third Edition gives you everything you need to understand the concepts of massage therapy, prepare for certification exams, and apply your knowledge to therapeutic practice! This thoroughly revised edition is heavily illustrated and features complete coverage of the widest range of modalities and massage topics in one book, making it the foundation for your massage therapy success!: Simple, straightforward coverage gives you the right amount of detail for clear understanding. A complete anatomy and physiology section provides essential background information you'll need throughout your studies and in therapeutic practice. Muscle charts with all-new illustrations present musculoskeletal anatomy with full-color clarity for easy identification. New case studies promote critical thinking and help you understand how to apply concepts to real-world scenarios. New chapters on Pregnancy and Infant Massage and Foot Reflexology address unique therapies you can incorporate into your practice. New Reproductive System chapter ensures complete coverage of human anatomy. Expanded information on treatment of special populations, spa therapy, Eastern therapies, and pathological coverage keeps you up to date with the latest information in these growing areas. Enhanced Evolve resources include video case studies, content updates, activities, and a new NCE practice test to provide you with opportunities to learn more and prepare for certification.

Plus, see massage techniques and procedures brought to life with the enclosed companion DVD!: Video of massage techniques and routines demonstrates fundamental procedures withnarration for easy-to-follow instruction. Client interaction sequences show you how to conduct client interviews and plan treatment accordingly. Anatomy and physiology animations familiarize you with anatomical structures and physiological functions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437719772
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/27/2011
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Surveying the Territory: History Standards, Boundaries, Equipment, and Environment
A Historical Perspective of Massage   H. Micheal Tarver, PhD     3
The Therapeutic Relationship     15
Tools of the Trade and the Massage Environment     43
Benefits, Contraindications, Screening, Technique, and Special Considerations for the Massage Practitioner
Infection Control, Safety, Health and Hygiene     63
Massage Physiology: Research Effects, Indications, Contraindications, and Endangerment Sites     81
The Science of Body and Table Mechanics     107
Swedish Massage Movements and Swedish Gymnastics     141
Assessment and Planning     191
Pregnancy and Infant Massage   Susan G. Salvo. BEd, LMT, NTS, CI, NCTMB   Maria Mathias MS   Wayne Mathias BS     217
Adaptive Massage     239
Anatomy and Physiology for the Massage Therapist
Introduction to the Human Body: Cells, Tissues, and the Body Compass     261
Integumentary System     293
Skeletal System and Joint Movements     311
Skeletal Nomenclature     337
Muscular System     377
Muscular Nomenclature and Kinesiology     399
Nervous System     505
Endocrine Glands and Hormones     541
Circulatory System     559
Respiratory System     589
Digestive System     609
Urinary System     631
Reproductive System     645
A User's Guide to Complementary and Adjunctive Therapies
Hydrotherapy and Spa Applications     665
Foot Reflexology     695
Clinical Massage for Sports and Rehabilitation   Susan G. Salvo, BEd, LMT, NTS, CI, NCTMB   Michael A. Breaux, LMT     711
Seated Massage   Ralph R. Stephens BSEd, LMT, NCTMB     739
Eastern Massage Therapies: Shiatsu, Acupressure, Ayurveda, Thai Massage, and Polarity   Diego Sanchez, Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), CP (AOBTA), LMT   Kenneth G. Zysk, PhD, DPhil   Georgia Tetlow   Susan G. Salvo, BEd, LMT, NTS, CI, NCTMB     753
Business Practices
The Business of Massage     791
Appendices
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body work Code of Ethics     825
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Standards of Practice     826
Common Abbreviations, Symbols, Prescriptive Directions, Medical Terminology, Pathologies, Modalities and Findings     828
Nutrition     830
Pharmacology     837
Glossary     849
Illustration Credits     866
Index     868

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