Massage Therapy: What It Is and How It Works / Edition 1

Massage Therapy: What It Is and How It Works / Edition 1

by Steven Schenkman
ISBN-10:
1418012335
ISBN-13:
9781418012335
Pub. Date:
07/22/2009
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
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Overview

Massage Therapy: What It Is and How It Works / Edition 1

Massage Therapy: What It Is and How It Works is a unique text whose primary purpose is to define and describe the depth, scope and universe of practice of this rapidly expanding profession. The first four chapters of this resource present a new and important discussion, entitled "The Three Paradigms," that explains a continuum of practice beginning at the most basic levels of touch, leading to the most advanced levels of holistic care. These chapters also include sixteen interesting and relevant case histories that showcase, demonstrate, and differentiate practice by first-, second-, and third-paradigm practitioners. Also discussed in these chapters is another new concept that introduces and explores the idea of three levels of competence. Following is a unique model of the breadth of the profession, The Continuum of the Four Massage Therapy and Bodywork Levels. It discusses and demonstrates how the main intention of each of the twenty-six modalities presented primarily treats and affects one of the four layers of the energy/matter continuum of the mind-body complex.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418012335
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/22/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Massage Therapy: What It Is. 1. Introduction to the Three Paradigms of Practice. 2. First Paradigm - Relaxation and Stress Reduction. 3. Second Paradigm - Remediation, Therapy and Pain Relief. 4. Third Paradigm - Holistic Integration. Section II. Massage Therapy: How it Works. 5. History and Evolution of Massage Therapy and Bodywork. 6. The Continuum of the Four Massage Therapy and Bodywork Levels. 7. The Somatic Level of the Massage Therapy and Bodywork Continuum. 8. Somato-Psychic Layer of the Massage Therapy and Bodywork Continuum 9. The Bioenergetic Layer of the Massage Therapy and Bodywork Continuum 10. The Energetic Layer of the Massage Therapy and Bodywork Continuum 11. Practice Settings: A Day in the Life of a Massage Therapist. 12. Massage Therapy within the Larger Healthcare/Well Being Team.

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