Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic and Emerging Methods / Edition 3

Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic and Emerging Methods / Edition 3

by Frances M. Tappan, Patricia J. Benjamin
     
 

ISBN-10: 083853676X

ISBN-13: 9780838536766

Pub. Date: 10/20/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This pioneering text in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. This leading book contains a thorough description of both Eastern and Western massage skills and explains the effects of massage in physiological as well as holistic perspectives. Also included are…  See more details below

Overview

This pioneering text in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. This leading book contains a thorough description of both Eastern and Western massage skills and explains the effects of massage in physiological as well as holistic perspectives. Also included are self-evaluation sheets and sample health history forms. A functional second color has been added to this edition to help highlight massage techniques. The perfect guide for physical therapists, massage therapists, health related professionals, and anyone interested in massage therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838536766
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/20/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Contributors     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments    xv
PART I       GENERAL INFORMATION
1   Introduction     3
2   History of Massage   11
3   Effects, Benefits, and Indications   31
4   Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, and Cautions   47
5   General Principles for Giving Massage   57
PART II     CLASSIC WESTERN MASSAGE
6   Classic Western Massage Techniques   77
7   Joint Movements 107
8   Classic Full-Body Massage 133
9   Application to Parts of the Body    153
PART III   CONTEMPORARY MASSAGE AND BODYWORK
10   Polarity Therapy
       Beverly Shoenberger
191
11   Myofascial Techniques 211
12   Trigger Points 217
13   Manual Lymph Drainage 225
14   Foot Reflexology 233
PART IV     ASIAN BODYWORK TRADITIONS
15    Finger Pressure to Acupuncture Points
        Frances M. Tappan
243
16    Amma, Traditional Japanese Massage
        Gary Bernard
269
17    Shiatsu:An Overview
       Paulene E. Sasaki
283
18    Jin Shin Do
        Jasmine Ellen Wolf,  Iona Marsaa Teeguarden
295

PART V       APPLICATIONS OF MASSAGE
19    Sports and Fitness 311
20    Motherand Child 317
21    Workplace Weliness 325
22    Mental and Emotional Wellness 331
23    Healthy Aging 337
24    Terminally Ill and Dying 343
25    Massage in Medical Settings 347
26    The Art of Healing Touch
       Frances M. Tappan
357
PART VI        SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING MATERIALS
Appendix  A       Summary Charts of Comparative Techniques 367
Appendix  B       Organizations and Publications 373
Appendix  C       Boards Administering Massage Practice Laws 375
Appendix  D       Performance Evaluation Forms 379
Appendix  E       Health History Forms for Massage Therapy 387
Glossary 393
Bibliography 399
Index 405









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