Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques / Edition 5

Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques / Edition 5

by Patricia J. Benjamin Ph.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135142237

ISBN-13: 9780135142233

Pub. Date: 04/16/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This pioneering book in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, health related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you! The authors carefully…  See more details below

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This pioneering book in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, health related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you! The authors carefully examine the foundations of healing massage, western massage techniques, contemporary massage including myofascial techniques, trigger points, lymphatic drainage massage, foot reflexology, Asian bodywork therapy and applications of massage. New to the fifth edition are Practice Sequences that are step-by-step suggested example applications of the techniques described in the book. Each Practice Sequence is demonstrated in full, vibrant detail on the DVD that accompanies this text. So that readers can track their progress, the DVD, as well as Appendix D, provides Performance Evaluation Forms for every Practice Sequence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135142233
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
648
Sales rank:
495,314
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

TAPPAN’S HANDBOOK OF HEALING MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

Brief Contents

Part I Foundations

Chapter 1 Healing Massage–A Wellness Perspective

Chapter 2 A History of Massage

Chapter 3 The Effects and Benefits of Massage

Chapter 4 Clinical Applications of Massage

Chapter 5 Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, Cautions

Chapter 6 Guidelines for Giving Massage

Part II Western Massage

Chapter 7 Western Massage Techniques

Chapter 8 Joint Movements

Chapter 9 Full-Body Western Massage

Chapter 10 Regional Applications of Massage–Upper Body

Chapter 11 Regional Applications of Massage–Lower Body

Chapter 12 Hydrotherapy/Thermal Therapy

Part III Contemporary Massage and bodywork

Chapter 13 Myofascial Massage

Chapter 14 Trigger Point Therapy

Chapter 15 Lymphatic Facilitation

Chapter 16 Reflexology

Chapter 17 Polarity Therapy

Part IV Forms of Asian Bodywork

Chapter 18 Asian Bodywork Therapy–Theory

Chapter 19 Acupressure Massage Integration

Chapter 20 Qi Gong for Self-Care

Part V Special Populations

Chapter 21 Sports and Fitness

Chapter 22 Mother and Child

Chapter 23 Healthy Aging

Chapter 24 Terminally Ill and Dying

Chapter 25 Seated Massage in the Workplace

Appendices

Appendix A 25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Appendix B Organizations and Publications

Appendix C Massage Licensing Laws in North America

Appendix D Performance Evaluation Forms

Appendix E Health History Forms

Appendix F List of Figures and Tables

Appendix G References and Additional Resources

Interactive Glossary

Index

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