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Overview

Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition helps you master the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities for your career in massage therapy. With clear writing and a straightforward approach, leading massage authority Susan G. Salvo and her team of expert contributors and reviewers provide cutting-edge, practical information and professional insight in one broad, in-depth, and visually engaging resources, giving you everything you need to launch a successful career in massage therapy.

• Clear, straightforward approach simplifies complex content for better understanding.
• Thorough anatomy and physiology coverage integrated throughout helps you master essential A&P concepts without buying additional resources.
Emphasis on kinesiology includes more than 170 images of muscles, bones, joints, and related structures, and useful muscle action charts.
• Bound-in DVD guides you through 2 hours of techniques, routines, client interactions, and case scenarios.
• 675 high-quality illustrations clarify difficult concepts in vibrant detail.
Biography profiles and candid interviews provide a real-world perspective on massage practice from the most respected authorities in massage and bodywork.
• DVD icons throughout the text and E-Resources lists at the end of each chapter direct you to corresponding multimedia resources on the bound-in DVD and companion Evolve website to help you save time and study more efficiently.

• All-new Clinical Massage chapter broadens your career potential with detailed information on trigger points, posture, gait, and rehabilitation for working in physician-referred practices, multidisciplinary clinics, and sports injury environments.
• All-new Research Literacy chapter demonstrates the importance of research-based massage practice and guides you through the process of acquiring and applying the latest information.
• Expanded Business chapter helps you prepare for today's job market and appeal to potential employers and clients using digital media and social networking tools.
• Numerous case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply your knowledge and understanding in realistic scenarios.
• Vibrant group muscle illustrations help you accurately identify, locate, and palpate muscles.
• Charts and tables summarize important information such as nutrition and pharmacology for fast, easy reference at a glance.
• Innovative "motion" photographs demonstrate technique sequence in greater clarity than traditional images.
• Content reflects the most essential massage therapy topics as identified by the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK).
• Enhanced online resources on Evolve make chapter review and exam preparation fun and engaging.

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)

Doody's Review Service
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: 151,540
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Shea

Unit I: Foundations for Practice, Basic and Complementary Methods, and Business Practices

1. History of Massage

2. Therapeutic Relationships

3. Tools of the Trade

4. Self Care: Health, Wellness, Nutrition, and Stress Reduction

5. Research Literacy

6. Massage Effects and Indications

7. Body Mechanics, Client Positioning, and Draping

8. Massage Techniques, Joint Mobilizations, and Stretches

9. Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness

10. Treatment Planning: Intake, Assessment, and Documentation

11. Special Populations: Pregnant Women, Infants, Children and Adolescents, Elderly, Hospice, Disabilities, and Impairments

12. Hydrotherapy and Spa

13. Foot Reflexology

14. Clinical Massage

15. Seated Massage

16. Energy-Based Bodywork Therapy: Shiatsu and Ayurveda

17. Business, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance

Unit II: Anatomy and Physiology

18. Introduction to the Human Body: Cells, Tissues, and the Body Compass

19. Skeletal System

20. Muscular System

21. Kinesiology

22. Integumentary System

23. Nervous System

24. Endocrine System

25. Reproductive System

26. Cardiovascular System

27. Lymphatic System and Immunity

28. Respiratory System

29. Digestive System

30. Urinary System

Glossary

Illustration Credits

Case Study Index

Index

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