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Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage / Edition 5
     

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage / Edition 5

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by Mark F. Beck
 

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ISBN-10: 1435485238

ISBN-13: 9781435485235

Pub. Date: 04/27/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th edition is the classic text in the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist, plus the essentials of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are discussed

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Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th edition is the classic text in the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist, plus the essentials of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are discussed. Full-color illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. A new chapter discusses massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final chapter has been revised to cover business practices for finding employment or successful self-employment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435485235
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage. 1.Historical Overview of Massage. 2.Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage. 3.Professional Ethics for Massage Practitioners. Part II: Human Anatomy and Physiology. 4.Overview. 5.Human Anatomy and Physiology. Part III: Massage Practice. 6.Effects, Benefits, Indications and Contraindications of Massage. 7.Equipment and Products. 8.Sanitary and Safety Practices. 9.Consultation and Documentation. 10.Classical Massage Movements. 11.Application of Massage Technique. 12.Procedures for Complete Body Massages. 13.Hydrotherapy. 14.Massage in the Spa Setting, by Steve Capellini. 15.Clinical Massage Techniques. 16.Lymph Massage. 17.Therapeutic Procedure. 18.Athletic/Sports Massage. 19.Massage for Special Populations. 20.Massage in Medicine. 21.Other Somatic Therapies. Part IV: Massage Business Administration. 22.Business Practices. Appendix I: Basic Pharmacology for Massage Therapists, by Faye N. Schenkman.

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Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
drtsloan More than 1 year ago
This book covers all the important subjects that a massage student needs to know in order to pass the NCBTMB exam. As a school owner and instructor I have used this book for over 20 years.