Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage / Edition 4

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage / Edition 4

by Mark F. Beck
     
 

Comprehensive and engaging, this exciting new edition sets itself apart as the original and classic introductory massage text. Now in gorgeous full color and filled with hundreds of photos of procedures and techniques, Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Fourth Edition, truly is the book to have. This highly respected bestseller covers everything from the… See more details below

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Comprehensive and engaging, this exciting new edition sets itself apart as the original and classic introductory massage text. Now in gorgeous full color and filled with hundreds of photos of procedures and techniques, Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Fourth Edition, truly is the book to have. This highly respected bestseller covers everything from the history of massage to massage modalities to practical information on how to have a successful, fulfilling career in massage. It provides you with a solid understanding of the body and its functions, including a thorough but uncomplicated chapter on anatomy and physiology. You will learn massage techniques and therapeutic skills, including sports massage, prenatal massage, medical massage, hydrotherapy, lymph massage, massage in a spa setting, and much more. Thoughtfully revised, this is the foundational book for the study of massage therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401880309
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/14/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage Historical Overview of Massage Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage Professional Ethics for Massage Practitioners Part II: Human Anatomy and Physiology Overview Human Anatomy and Physiology Part III: Massage Practice Effects, Benefits, Indications and Contraindications of Massage Equipment and Products Sanitary and Safety Practices The Consultation Classification of Massage Movements Application of Massage Technique Procedure for Complete Body Massages Therapeutic Procedure Hydrotherapy Massage in the Spa Setting Athletic/Sports Massage Massage in Medicine Other Therapeutic Modalities Part IV: Massage Business Administration Business Practices

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