Professional Foundations for Massage Therapists [With CDROM] / Edition 1

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Overview

Professional Foundations focuses on the broader picture of massage therapy as a meaningful career, and the social, communication, and reasoning competencies needed for success in the field. It approaches massage therapy education as a holistic process acknowledging the need for developing personal as well as professional proficiencies. Topics include massage as a wellness profession, work settings, professionalism, social and communications skills, goal-oriented planning and documentation, therapeutic relationship and business ethics, and building a massage therapy practice including getting a job and developing a private practice. While there are competitive books on specific topics, such as business management in massage, ethics, and documentation, Professional Foundations for Massage Therapists is the only book on the market that puts all of these important topics together under one cover! With its unique four color interior and a video CD-ROM, this is a must have reference book for any massage therapist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131717367
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/17/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Patricia Benjamin is a self-employed author, teacher, education consultant and massage therapist. Patricia earned her Doctorate in Philosophy for Recreation and Leisure Studies from Purdue University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Science for Physical Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study for Curriculum and Supervision from Northern Illinois University. Patricia currently resides as the 3rd Vice-President, Newsletter Editor, Awards Chair President, and serves on the Government Relations Committee for the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association. Patricia is an accomplished author whose books include Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques, published by Prentice Hall. In addition, she is an occasional contributor to the Massage Therapy Journal, and has written extensively on the history of massage therapy.

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Table of Contents

PART I: MASSAGE THERAPY OVERVIEW

1 A Career in Massage Therapy

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

The Journey

Massage Defined

Wellness Profession

Trends

Typical Work Settings

Summary

References

Websites

Study Guide

2 Massage Therapy: An Emerging Profession

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

Emerging Profession

Characteristics of a Profession

Body of Knowledge and Skills

Education

Continuing Education

Credentials

Organizations

Scholarship and Publications

Research

Ethical Standards

Acceptance by the General Public

Recognition by Other Professionals

Summary

Websites

Study Guide

3 History of Massage as a Vocation

Learning Outcomes

Historical Terms for Massage Practitioners

History of a Vocation

Personal Grooming and Rejuvenation

Sports and Fitness

Health Care

Natural Healing and Drugless Doctors

Massage Therapy Revived in the United States

Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

Summary

References

Study Guide

PART II: PERSONAL and COMMUNICATION SKILLS

4 Personal Development

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

Professionalism in Massage Therapy

Service

Work Ethic

Time Management

Professional Image (dress, grooming, posture, speech, etc)

Intellectual Skills

Concentration

Intuition

Emotional Intelligence

Ethics for the Massage Student

Physical Skills (body awareness, skilled touch, body mechanics)

Physical Fitness

Stress Control Strategies

Holistic Self-Care Plan

Summary

References

Study Guide

5 Communication Skills

Learning Outcomes

Key terms / Concepts

Relationships

Courtesy and good manners

Greeting and first impressions

Introductions

Verbal communication

Body language

Listening

Conflict resolution

Professional boundaries

Interview skills

Presentations

Written correspondence (memo, e-mail, business letter)

Telephone use

Summary

References

Study guide

PART III: PLANNING AND DOCUMENTATION

6 Goal-Oriented Planning

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

The Importance of Planning

Steps in Goal-Oriented Planning

Long Term Planning

Planning Individual Sessions

Treatment Planning

Intake

Health / Medical History

Pre-Session Interview

Objective Information

General Observations

Palpation

Range of Motion Evaluation

Posture Analysis

Biomechanical Analysis

Gait Analysis

Orthopedic Tests

Summary

References

Study Outline

7 Documentation and SOAP Notes

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

Importance of Documentation

SOAP Note Overview

Writing SOAP Notes

Elements of Style

Simplified Documentation

Designing a System of Documentation

Legal and Ethical Issues

Summary

References

Study Guide

PART IV: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

8 Foundations of Ethics

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

Nature of Ethics

Values

Rights

Vulnerability to Unethical Behavior

Ethical Codes and Standards

Ethics and Law

Ethical Decision-Making

Development of Ethical Judgment

Summary

References

Websites for Ethical Standards

Study Guide

9 Therapeutic Relationship and Ethics

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

The Therapeutic Relationship

Roles and Boundaries

Dual Relationships

Sexual Relationships

Sexual Misconduct

Dual relationships in school

Scope of Practice

Confidentiality and HIPAA

Summary

References

Websites

Study Guide

10 Business Ethics

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms / Concepts

Business Ethics

Local and State Regulations

Advertising

Claims for Massage Therapy

Copyright, Trademark, Patents

Fees and Pricing

Tips and Gifts

Selling Products

Insurance Billing

Referrals

Defamation

Safety and Welfare of Clients

Reporting Unethical Behavior

Summary

References

Websites

Study Guide

PART V: CAREER DEVELOPMENT

11 Career Plans and Employment

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms/Concepts

Follow Your Dream

Vision

Identity

Getting Employment

Summary

References

Study Guide

12 Private practice and Finances

Learning Outcomes

Key Terms/Concepts

Private Practice

Business Plan

Description of the Business

Marketing

Management

Finances

Conclusion

Invitation to Massage Therapists

Summary

References

Study Guide

APPENDICES

Appendix A 25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Appendix B Personal Care and Health Professionals

Appendix C Competencies for Massage Therapists

Appendix D Massage Licensing Laws in North America

Appendix E Goal-Oriented Planning

Appendix F Intake & Health History Forms

Appendix G Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists

Appendix H List of figures and Tables

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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