Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything your students need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry them throughout their studies, help them prepare for the national exam, and launch them into successful careers as massage therapists. The book covers the science behind the practice of massage therapy through just the right amount of coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology. The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. The new Third Edition enables you to: save time planning and spend more time with your students with Instructor Resources, including: New Homework Activities!; Terminology; Ethics Questions; Matching Exercises; Test Generator Questions; Answers to Chapter Exercises; Critical Thinking Exercises; Lesson Plans; PowerPoint Presentations; Image Bank; and Learning Management System Cartridges . Take your students' learning beyond the book with free online resources, including: New!
Videos of procedures and flow sequences including body mechanics, sheet draping, sidelying, seated massage, client supine art, client leg and foot, client prone back, lymph drainage, and reflexology; New! Animations; New! Coloring Exercises; New! Stedman's Vocabulary and Pronunciation Guide; New! Student Quiz Bank; New! Study Plan; and Case Studies.