Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage / Edition 5

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Overview

The most widely used therapeutic massage textbook available-Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, Third Edition-provides in-depth coverage of specific massage techniques, equipment and supplies, wellness, working with special populations, business considerations, and much more.

This title is out of print. For the current version, go to the 3rd Edition Enhanced Reprint ISBN # 0323034446.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

AnnaLou Goldblatt
This book presents the basics of structural touch ortherapeutic massage techniques and their application in varioussettings. It includes sections on ethics and aspects of establishing abusiness. The book is designed to be used as a text and reference fortherapeutic massage educators and practitioners. It meets the statedobjectives and is a good resource. The targeted audience is studentsof therapeutic massage in the classroom setting, practitioners incontinuing education courses, and other health professionals andbodywork practitioners who are seeking a reference source. There aremany good illustrations, but for some the labeling is difficult tofollow; the label is not adjacent to the illustration but located atthe bottom of the page. The material is current with an abundance ofpertinent references. A positive feature is that the text is set toleave a three-inch margin, which is excellent for personal notes. Thereis an appendix that contains all references listed at the end of eachchapter plus any additional references used in developing thetext. This book is easy to read and will be useful to students andpractitioners of therapeutic massage. It reviews the history of massageand the scope of practice across many disciplines. It presents detailedinformation for application of therapeutic massage techniques formultiple conditions and populations ranging from the abuse victim tothe terminally ill. It is a thorough source of information for thoselearning, teaching, or practicing therapeutic massage.
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Reviewer: Anna Lou Goldblatt, MA, PT (Medical College of Ohio School of Allied Health)
Description: This book presents the basics of structural touch or therapeutic massage techniques and their application in various settings. It includes sections on ethics and aspects of establishing a business.
Purpose: The book is designed to be used as a text and reference for therapeutic massage educators and practitioners. It meets the stated objectives and is a good resource.
Audience: The targeted audience is students of therapeutic massage in the classroom setting, practitioners in continuing education courses, and other health professionals and bodywork practitioners who are seeking a reference source.
Features: There are many good illustrations, but for some the labeling is difficult to follow; the label is not adjacent to the illustration but located at the bottom of the page. The material is current with an abundance of pertinent references. A positive feature is that the text is set to leave a three-inch margin, which is excellent for personal notes. There is an appendix that contains all references listed at the end of each chapter plus any additional references used in developing the text.
Assessment: This book is easy to read and will be useful to students and practitioners of therapeutic massage. It reviews the history of massage and the scope of practice across many disciplines. It presents detailed information for application of therapeutic massage techniques for multiple conditions and populations ranging from the abuse victim to the terminally ill. It is a thorough source of information for those learning, teaching, or practicing therapeutic massage.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323077408
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 367,419
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral. She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. In addition to being published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Sandy is a prominent author of many Elsevier massage therapy resources, including: Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Massage Therapy Review Mosby’s Curriculum Guide for Massage Therapy Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Video Series, Volumes 1-4

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Foundations of Therapeutic Applications of Touch 1
Ch. 2 Professionalism and Legal Issues 27
Ch. 3 Medical Terminology for Professional Record Keeping 81
Ch. 4 The Scientific Art of Therapeutic Massage 125
Ch. 5 Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Massage 163
Ch. 6 Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety 207
Ch. 7 Body Mechanics 227
Ch. 8 Preparation for Massage: Equipment, Supplies, Professional Environment, Positioning, and Draping 253
Ch. 9 Massage Manipulations and Techniques 291
Ch. 10 Assessment Procedures for Developing a Care Plan 377
Ch. 11 Complementary Bodywork Systems 449
Ch. 12 Serving Special Populations 505
Ch. 13 Wellness Education 551
Ch. 14 Business Considerations for a Career in Therapeutic Massage 569
Ch. 15 Case Studies 601
Final Word 659
Works Consulted 661
Glossary 671
App. A Indications and Contraindications to Massage 679
App. B Skin Pathology 693
App. C Common Medications and Possible Implications for Massage 695
App. D: Resource List 703
App. E Self-Massage 707
App. F: Understanding Research 717
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