Therapeutic Massage

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This research-based text covers the theoretical and practical aspects of a variety of massage techniques, including accupressure, reflex-based techniques, and aromatherapy. The readable, user-friendly style also makes the book ideal for practitioners and those wishing to update their skills using a holistic, patient-centered approach.

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Overview

This research-based text covers the theoretical and practical aspects of a variety of massage techniques, including accupressure, reflex-based techniques, and aromatherapy. The readable, user-friendly style also makes the book ideal for practitioners and those wishing to update their skills using a holistic, patient-centered approach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702019234
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/14/1997
  • Series: Physiotherapy Essentials Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Sect. 1 The Theoretical Basis 1
1 Massage in Context 3
2 A Biological Basis 9
3 Therapeutic and Reflex Effects 27
4 Pathological Principles 59
Sect. 2 Practical Application of Massage 89
5 Palpation 91
6 Assessment and Treatment Planning 99
7 Massage Techniques 111
8 Regional Application of Classical Massage Techniques 163
9 Specialized Techniques 209
Sect. 3 Clinical Uses of Massage 251
10 Sedative Massage 253
11 Massage for People with Long-term and Terminal Illness 263
12 Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders 279
13 Massage in Sport 295
14 Client Groups 309
Index 337
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