Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice / Edition 2

Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice / Edition 2

by Susan G. Salvo
     
 

Salvo (Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy) covers both massage therapy and anatomy and physiology in this text for beginning students. The text offers a complete unit on the musculoskeletal system and some 100 pathologies relevant to massage practitioners, as well as material on complementary and adjunctive therapies and business practices. Learning features… See more details below

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Salvo (Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy) covers both massage therapy and anatomy and physiology in this text for beginning students. The text offers a complete unit on the musculoskeletal system and some 100 pathologies relevant to massage practitioners, as well as material on complementary and adjunctive therapies and business practices. Learning features include key terms, activities, biographical sketches, and color photos and illustrations. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721600284
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/17/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
826
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.78(h) x 1.14(d)

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Table of Contents

1A Historical Perspective of Message3
2Professional Standards, Boundaries, and the Therapeutic Relationship17
3Tools of the Trade and the Massage Environment43
4Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety Standards69
5Massage Physiology: Effects, Indications, Contraindications, and Endangerment Sites85
6The Science of Body and Table Mechanics107
7Swedish Massage Movements and Swedish Gymnastics147
8Client Intake, Assessment, and Documentation199
9Adaptive Massage and Client Management Issues231
10Putting it all Together255
11Introduction to the Human Body: Cells, Tissues, and the Body Compass269
12Integumentary System295
13Skeletal System317
14Skeletal Nomenclature341
15Muscular System387
16Muscular Nomenclature and Kinesiology409
17Nervous System481
18Endocrine Glands and Hormones519
19Circulatory System537
20Respiratory System565
21Digestive System581
22Urinary System599
23Hydrotherapy and Spa Applications615
24Clinical Application of Massage Therapy641
25Seated Massage675
26Asian Bodywork Therapy: Shiatsu689
27The Business of Massage725
App. AReflexology757
App. BMajor Chakra Centers759
App. C: Business Forms761
Glossary765

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