Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic and Emerging Methods / Edition 4

Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic and Emerging Methods / Edition 4

by Patricia J. Benjamin, Frances M. Tappan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130987158

ISBN-13: 9780130987150

Pub. Date: 06/16/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The 4th edition of Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques continues to be an authoritative and comprehensive resource for massage therapy courses.  This book lays the theoretical groundwork and provides detailed descriptions of techniques for Western and contemporary massage, Asian bodywork therapy and applications for special

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The 4th edition of Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques continues to be an authoritative and comprehensive resource for massage therapy courses.  This book lays the theoretical groundwork and provides detailed descriptions of techniques for Western and contemporary massage, Asian bodywork therapy and applications for special populations.  Whether you are a licensed massage therapy practitioner, another health-related professional, or simply interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you.

New to this Edition:

  • Accompanying CD-ROM–provides instructional video of the most common massage techniques to provide readers with a visual aid to accompany chapter content.
  • Includes the Wellness Massage Pyramid which introduces a new model for the understanding the broad scope of massage therapy based on the wellness perspective.
  • End-of-chapter Study Outlines provide students and instructors with useful tools for identifying, understanding and learning the content of each chapter.
  • Chapters on the effects of massage and clinical applications of massage provide extensive documentation of research.
  • New chapters on Hydrotherapy and Thermal Therapy and Asian Bodywork Therapy are included.
  • New Appendix A:  25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork provides students a survey of the 25 most important forms of massage and bodywork with sources of additional information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130987150
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/16/2004
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Frances M. Tappan remembered
Pt. IFoundations
1Healing massage - a wellness perspective1
2History of massage19
3Effects and benefits of massage41
4Clinical applications of massage66
5Endangerment sites, contraindications, and cautions79
6Guidelines for giving massage90
Pt. IIWestern massage
7Western massage techniques125
8Joint movements151
9Full-body Western massage174
10Regional applications193
11Hydrotherapy/thermal therapies227
Pt. IIIContemporary massage and bodywork
12Myofascial massage245
13Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) : trigger points257
14Lymphatic drainage massage268
15Foot reflexology280
16Polarity therapy290
Pt. IVAsian bodywork tradition
17Asian bodywork therapy - theory311
18Amma : traditional Japanese massage338
19Zen Shiatsu : an overview350
20Jin Shin Do363
Pt. VApplications of massage
21Sports and fitness379
22Mother and child389
23Healthy aging404
24Terminally ill and dying414
25Seated massage in the workplace421
26The art of healing touch430
App. A25 forms of therapeutic massage and bodywork435
App. BOrganizations and publications443
App. CMassage licensing laws in North America447
App. DPerformance evaluation forms451
App. EHealth history forms459

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