Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice / Edition 4

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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.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

R. Scott McIver
This text explores the art and science of massage therapy practice from its ancient roots through its present usage in health maintenance and physical medicine and rehabilitation. The majority of the book concentrates on the basic science, practice, and application of massage therapy on body systems. The goal of this textbook is to teach beginning students entering the allied health field of massage therapy through a comprehensive organizational approach. This text is applicable to other allied health professionals who deal in patient care and to those involved in the rehabilitative process. The editor incorporates her practical knowledge and experience as a massage therapist, clinical instructor, and educator to bring a unique approach to content and format. Included in the text are mini-labs and self-tests that combine to give an interactive teaching approach. The approach of interweaving massage technique with anatomical sciences makes this text an exciting teaching tool. The title invites an accepted view of massage as a form of therapy. The book is full of wonderful charts, tables, and checklists that enable the reader to use it as a practical reference guide to this healing art. The artwork and illustration beautifully drawn visually complement this excellent text. This text can be used as a review or reference guide, as well as a teaching source. This type of versatility makes it a wise choice for the future practitioner as well as the practicing massage therapist or allied health professional. The editor's notes and quotations from actual master practitioners create a sense of passion and add a personal effect for those studying the art. The sections on professionalconduct and business practice are informative. This text represents a true accomplishment.
From the Publisher
REVIEW OF PREVIOUS EDITION:

" This is a respectable text for beginning massage students, and is full of great and interesting information."
- Elizabeth Vazquez, Austin, TX (Amazon.com reviewer)

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Reviewer: R. Scott McIver, MS (Pace University)
Description: This text explores the art and science of massage therapy practice from its ancient roots through its present usage in health maintenance and physical medicine and rehabilitation. The majority of the book concentrates on the basic science, practice, and application of massage therapy on body systems.
Purpose: The goal of this textbook is to teach beginning students entering the allied health field of massage therapy through a comprehensive organizational approach.
Audience: This text is applicable to other allied health professionals who deal in patient care and to those involved in the rehabilitative process. The editor incorporates her practical knowledge and experience as a massage therapist, clinical instructor, and educator to bring a unique approach to content and format. Included in the text are mini-labs and self-tests that combine to give an interactive teaching approach.
Features: The approach of interweaving massage technique with anatomical sciences makes this text an exciting teaching tool. The title invites an accepted view of massage as a form of therapy. The book is full of wonderful charts, tables, and checklists that enable the reader to use it as a practical reference guide to this healing art. The artwork and illustration beautifully drawn visually complement this excellent text.
Assessment: This text can be used as a review or reference guide, as well as a teaching source. This type of versatility makes it a wise choice for the future practitioner as well as the practicing massage therapist or allied health professional. The editor's notes and quotations from actual master practitioners create a sense of passion and add a personal effect for those studying the art. The sections on professional conduct and business practice are informative. This text represents a true accomplishment.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437719772
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/27/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 123,411
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Historical Perspective of Message 3
2 Professional Standards, Boundaries, and the Therapeutic Relationship 17
3 Tools of the Trade and the Massage Environment 43
4 Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety Standards 69
5 Massage Physiology: Effects, Indications, Contraindications, and Endangerment Sites 85
6 The Science of Body and Table Mechanics 107
7 Swedish Massage Movements and Swedish Gymnastics 147
8 Client Intake, Assessment, and Documentation 199
9 Adaptive Massage and Client Management Issues 231
10 Putting it all Together 255
11 Introduction to the Human Body: Cells, Tissues, and the Body Compass 269
12 Integumentary System 295
13 Skeletal System 317
14 Skeletal Nomenclature 341
15 Muscular System 387
16 Muscular Nomenclature and Kinesiology 409
17 Nervous System 481
18 Endocrine Glands and Hormones 519
19 Circulatory System 537
20 Respiratory System 565
21 Digestive System 581
22 Urinary System 599
23 Hydrotherapy and Spa Applications 615
24 Clinical Application of Massage Therapy 641
25 Seated Massage 675
26 Asian Bodywork Therapy: Shiatsu 689
27 The Business of Massage 725
App. A Reflexology 757
App. B Major Chakra Centers 759
App. C: Business Forms 761
Glossary 765
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