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Therapeutic Chair Massage / Edition 1

Therapeutic Chair Massage / Edition 1

by Ralph R. Stephens
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Featuring more than 250 full-color illustrations and photographs, Therapeutic Chair Massage offers detailed instructions on the appropriate massage strokes, stretching techniques, and therapeutic routines to use in seated massage for both relaxation and specific therapeutic applications. The book also provides foundational information on equipment, hygiene, sanitation, safety, contraindications, communication and documentation, body mechanics, and establishing a seated massage business.

Each chapter includes hands-on Experiential Exercises; Case Studies with critical thinking questions; Clinical Tips from the author's experience; and Of Special Interest Boxes that contain related and interesting information. Contraindications lists specify conditions that prohibit or limit the use of a particular stroke or technique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781742344
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Series: LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 263,150
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 : Introduction to Chair Massage

Chapter 2 : Equipment Considerations: Set-Up and Adjustment

Chapter 3 : Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety Considerations

Chapter 4 : Contraindications

Chapter 5 : Communication, Assessment, and Treatment Plans

Chapter 6 : Bodymechanics

Chapter 7 : Strokes

Chapter 8 : Stretching Techniques

Chapter 9 : Relaxation Routine

Chapter 10 : Therapeutic Routine: Back and Neck

Chapter 11 : Therapeutic Routine: Shoulder

Chapter 12 : Therapeutic Routine: Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

Chapter 13 : Business Promotion
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