Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems, and touch receptivity. However, the variety of different styles of massage available often leaves parents baffled and unsure about which touch therapy treatment is best for their child.

This practical guide explains how massage works, how the body senses touch, and how touch therapy can benefit children with ASDs. It describes exactly...

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Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

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Overview

Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems, and touch receptivity. However, the variety of different styles of massage available often leaves parents baffled and unsure about which touch therapy treatment is best for their child.

This practical guide explains how massage works, how the body senses touch, and how touch therapy can benefit children with ASDs. It describes exactly what each type of massage entails. Covering anatomy-oriented massages, energy-based massages, and therapeutic bodywork, this is the book that helps readers tell Reiki from reflexology, a Swedish from a sports massage, or tuina from a Thai massage. With recommendations for selecting the right style of massage, advice on locating a practitioner, and tips on preparing a child with an ASD for massage, this is the perfect resource to find a therapy-or combination of therapies-to suit each individual child.

This book will be essential reading for all parents and caregivers interested in the benefits of therapeutic massage and bodywork for children and adolescents with ASDs, and practitioners looking at alternatives for therapeutic intervention.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848190498
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,476,302
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 13

Preface 15

1 Introduction 19

How to use this book 24

Part 1 Understanding Massage and Sensation 29

2 Massage and Bodywork 31

Defining massage 32

Benefits of massage 34

Sensory processing and massage 36

3 Senses and the Nervous System 41

Nerves and actions 42

Senses 48

The special senses 49

The sense of touch 55

4 Sensations and Awareness 61

Tactile sensation 61

Thermoreceptors and temperature 62

Mechanoreceptors and pressure 63

Nociceptors and pain 69

Kinesthetic awareness 72

Proprioception 74

Adaptation 78

5 Touch and Communication 81

Communication, sensation, and movement 83

Sensory understanding 85

6 How Massage and Touch Work 89

Part 2 Exploring Styles of Massage and Bodywork 93

7 Anatomy-Oriented Massage 95

Swedish massage 96

Sports massage 99

Deep tissue massage 106

Orthopedic massage 108

Neuromuscular massage 111

Myofascial release 113

Medical massage 116

Craniosacral therapy 119

Structural Integration 123

8 Energy-Based Bodywork 127

Reflexology 129

Polarity Therapy 133

Traditional energy-based massage 135

Tuina 136

Shiatsu 139

Qi gong massage 142

Thai massage 143

Acupressure-based bodywork 146

Jin Shin Jyutsu® 147

Jin Shin Do® 148

Amma therapy 149

Non-contact energy therapies 150

Therapeutic Touch 150

Healing Touch 153

Reiki 154

9 Other Styles of Touch-Based Therapeutic Bodywork 157

Watsu® 158

Feldenkrais® 159

Hellerwork 161

Trager® Approach 162

Alexander Technique 164

Part 3 Trying Massage for Your Child 167

Finding a practitioner 170

Laws regulating massage 173

Health insurance reimbursement 177

Contraindications and precautions 179

11 Massage for Children: Special Considerations 181

Preparing the child for massage 182

Information and consent 183

Introducing the child to massage 185

Growth and development 188

Learning massage for parents and caregivers 189

Coordinating massage with the therapy team 191

References 193

Useful Resources 199

Index 201

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