Pearson's Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science

Pearson's Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science

By: Patricia J. Benjamin (author)Paperback

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Pearson's Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science covers the wide variety of massage therapy competencies. The book's title reflects the fact that successful massage therapists excel at blending the art and science of massage. Broad in scope, this book covers a multitude of massage techniques to what it takes to get started in a successful massage therapy career. Practice Sequences are step-by-step suggested applications of the techniques described in the book. These sections can be used as starting points for mastering the techniques and coming up with routines that work best for each student. Each Practice Sequence is demonstrated in full, vibrant detail on the DVD that accompanies this book. Each chapter begins with a consistent set of features that help readers set their goals: * Chapter Outline provides an organized overview of the material to be covered. * Learning Outcomes points readers toward intended goals. * Key Terms identifies essential words and concepts. * Massage in Action points readers to the appropriate video content on the DVD. This is perfect for Massage Therapists in need of a reference guide on massage techniques

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PART I FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1 The Massage Therapy Profession Chapter 2 The History of Massage as a Vocation Chapter 3 Professional and Personal Development Chapter 4 Physical Skills, Fitness, and Self-Care for the Massage Therapist Chapter 5 Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship Chapter 6 Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology Part II Knowledge and Planning for Massage Sessions Chapter 7 Effects of Massage Chapter 8 Clinical Applications of Massage Chapter 9 Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, and Cautions Chapter 10 Goal-Oriented Planning and Documentation Part III Basic Massage guidelines and Applications Chapter 11 Hygiene, Equipment, and Environment Chapter 12 Body Mechanics, Table Skills, and Application Guidelines Chapter 13 Western Massage Techniques Chapter 14 Full-Body Massage Sequence Chapter 15 Seated Massage Part IV Adjunct Therapies and Special Applications Chapter 16 Hydrotherapy and Temperature Therapies Chapter 17 Spa Applications Chapter 18 Contemporary Massage and Bodywork Chapter 19 Eastern Bodywork Chapter 20 Special Populations and Adaptations Part V Career and Practice Development Chapter 21 Career Plans and Employment Chapter 22 Private Practice and Finances Chapter 23 Business Ethics Appendices A 25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork B Personal Care and Health Professionals C Organizations and Publications D Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists E Goal-Oriented Planning F Performance Evaluation Forms G Intake and Health History Forms H References and Additional Resources Interactive Glossary Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780132296687
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 800
  • ID: 9780132296687
  • weight: 1560
  • ISBN10: 0132296683

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