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

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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.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Ernest P. Miller, BS, RN-C, CASAC (Pace University)
Description: Massage is apparently enjoying greater public and scientific attention today as evidenced by current research, general literature, and lifestyles. This is the third edition of this comprehensive handbook of massage, published 10 years after the previous edition. It contains clarifications, expansions, and additions making this a timely and useful text.
Purpose: The authors' purpose is to provide descriptions of worldwide massage techniques to students of the healing arts. Beyond providing a standard massage training text, the authors discuss the interrelatedness of massage to health, wellness, and to some of the treatments provided by other health-related professions.
Audience: Thus the audience extends beyond massage students to nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, complementary health modality students, and others.
Features: With 50 years of experience and credentials, the lead author imparts authority and knowledge in a very accessible style. Clear, plentiful illustrations include muscle groups, energy meridians, and techniques. References, bibliography, and multiple appendixes which contain comparative techniques, organizations, addresses, and templates complete the text.
Assessment: From any orientation, this is a very good text with practical, immediate application. Beyond technique it is thought provoking and holistic and leads one to an expansive view of wellness. Full of life, optimism, history, practicality, and the lead author's philosophy, the book offers the opportunity for use on multiple levels. It should appeal to sections of the general public, as well as students and professionals in numerous disciplines.
Ernest P. Miller
Massage is apparently enjoying greater public and scientific attention today as evidenced by current research, general literature, and lifestyles. This is the third edition of this comprehensive handbook of massage, published 10 years after the previous edition. It contains clarifications, expansions, and additions making this a timely and useful text. The authors' purpose is to provide descriptions of worldwide massage techniques to students of the healing arts. Beyond providing a standard massage training text, the authors discuss the interrelatedness of massage to health, wellness, and to some of the treatments provided by other health-related professions. Thus the audience extends beyond massage students to nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, complementary health modality students, and others. With 50 years of experience and credentials, the lead author imparts authority and knowledge in a very accessible style. Clear, plentiful illustrations include muscle groups, energy meridians, and techniques. References, bibliography, and multiple appendixes which contain comparative techniques, organizations, addresses, and templates complete the text. From any orientation, this is a very good text with practical, immediate application. Beyond technique it is thought provoking and holistic and leads one to an expansive view of wellness. Full of life, optimism, history, practicality, and the lead author's philosophy, the book offers the opportunity for use on multiple levels. It should appeal to sections of the general public, as well as students and professionals in numerous disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838536766
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 10/20/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

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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