Modern Hydrotherapy for the Massage Therapist / Edition 1

Modern Hydrotherapy for the Massage Therapist / Edition 1

by Marybetts Sinclair
     
 

This text offers a modern approach to hydrotherapy— the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to improve or maintain health—,as performed by massage therapists. Authored by an experienced massage therapist, this book presents clear, uncomplicated explanations of how hydrotherapy affects the body, and then demonstrates a wide variety of

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This text offers a modern approach to hydrotherapy— the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to improve or maintain health—,as performed by massage therapists. Authored by an experienced massage therapist, this book presents clear, uncomplicated explanations of how hydrotherapy affects the body, and then demonstrates a wide variety of hydrotherapy treatments.

The book suggests how massage therapists may use hydrotherapy treatments before and during massage sessions, or give these treatments to clients to do between sessions for faster and better results. The author presents real-life examples and case studies obtained through interviews with massage therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, naturopathic doctors, aquatic therapists, and medical doctors treating patients in a medical hydrotherapy setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781792097
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Lww Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Hydrotherapy

Chapter 2: The Science of Water

Chapter 3: Effects of Hydrotherapy

Chapter 4: Preparing to Give Hydrotherapy Treatments

Chapter 5: Hot Packs, Fomentations, and Compresses: Local Heat Applications

Chapter 6: Cold Packs, Compresses, and Ice Massage: Local Cold Applications

Chapter 7: Immersion Baths

Chapter 8: Hot Air Baths

Chapter 9: Showers

Chapter 10: Body Wraps

Chapter 11: Friction Treatments

Chapter 12: Hydrotherapy Self-Treatments for Health and Wellness

Chapter 13: Hydrotherapy and Massage for Musculoskeletal Injuries

Chapter 14: Hydrotherapy and Massage for Non-Injury Conditions

Appendix A: Simple Hydrotherapy Record and Self-Treatment Handouts

Appendix B: Pool Therapy

Appendix C: Pyrotherapy: Using Artificial Fever to Treat Disease

Appendix D: Where to Buy Hydrotherapy Equipment

Appendix E: Answers to Chapter Review Questions

Glossary

Index

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