The Massage Connection

Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734769

Category: Medical

Page: 677

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This textbook is focused on the anatomy and physiology needs of massage therapy students and practitioners. It gives extensive coverage of the major body systems- integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous -crucial for massage therapy. It also provides an overview of other body systems so students have a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology. (Midwest).
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Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists

Author: Pat Archer,Lisa A. Nelson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451179707

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Provides all of the anatomy and physiology knowledge a massage therapist needs in a way they can better understand! Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists is a clear, accurate, simple, and comprehensive A&P textbook that focuses on the needs of students in manual therapy education programs. It is a focused text that deliberately emphasizes the information manual therapists need to be familiar with in order to understand the benefits, effects, indications, and contraindications of their specific form of manual therapy. The text includes detailed information not covered in standard A&P texts, adding an entire chapter on neuromuscular and myofascial connections (Chapter 8), and separating the structure and function of the lymphatic system (Chapter 11) from immunity and healing (Chapter 12). This, along with chapter features such as Manual Therapy Applications, Pathology Alerts, and What Do You Think questions, help readers build bridges between the scientific facts and the application of that information to their therapeutic practice.
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The Psychology of the Body

Author: Elliot Greene,Barbara Goodrich-Dunn

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1608311562

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Prepare your students to appropriately identify, understand, and respond appropriately to the phenomenon of emotional release during massage and bodywork! This new edition continues to provide a crucial basis of knowledge for massage therapy and students regarding the emotional impact of effective massage therapy. With a new, more colorful layout, this new edition has been fully revised to address the latest science around this topic. Furthermore, in-text features aim to help students apply their learning to actual practice as a massage therapist.
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Introduction to Massage Therapy

Author: Mary Beth Braun

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469833247

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything you need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry you throughout your studies, help you prepare for the national exam, and launch you into a successful career as a massage therapist. This proven book includes step-by-step instructions for massage techniques, assessments, and treatments, along with striking photos that illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts. As the most concise introductory book on the market, Introduction to Massage Therapy makes it easy for you to find the information you need when you need it, while coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology integrated with techniques helps you understand the science behind the practice. The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. You’ll also find practical information that will help you create and maintain a successful massage therapy practice, including communication and documentation tips, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.
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A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth Werner

Publisher: Lww

ISBN: 9781608319107

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 663

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Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW's bestselling pathology text for manual therapists! This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner's A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy. This text offers detailed information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions, and also helps students discover how massage therapy influences the healing process. Organized by body system, the text features case histories in which people living and coping with many of the disease conditions covered in the text share their stories. Key Features · An enhanced art program, featuring illustrations that capture the reader's attention and make difficult concepts easier to grasp · A new Conditions at a Glance appendix to provide concise information on an additional 34 diseases · There's also a new table at the end of each disease condition summarizing the benefits, risks, and options for massage therapy · Case histories share stories of people living with conditions covered in the text to draw a real-world connection between the classroom and the clinic · Research literacy appendix addresses the need for evidence-based massage therapy · Compare and contrast charts present similar conditions side-by-side to help students discern the differences This book provides comprehensive, yet concise, information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and standard treatment approaches for more than 500 diseases and conditions. At the end of each condition, a "Risks, Benefits, Options" table provides guidance on the implications for massage. For this 5th edition, the author has throroughly researched and updated each condition in the text. She has streamlined the information to focus on what is most useful to the massage therapy student, while maintaining the friendly and accessible style that this text is known for. Included with each book is a code for access to a host of games, exercises, quizzes, videos, and animations, all developed or selected by the author.
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Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Integrating Anatomy and Treatment

Author: James H. Clay

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781756778

Category: Medical

Page: 443

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This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle. An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.
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Holistic Anatomy

An Integrative Guide to the Human Body

Author: Pip Waller

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394589X

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine have become increasingly widespread as the limits of conventional treatments become more apparent. Holistic Anatomy presents an authoritative study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology but expands the discussion by connecting the science of the body to a variety of alternative modalities to explore how human beings exist within—and interact with—their environment, and how they experience existence in emotional and spiritual terms. Basic scientific terminology and detailed descriptions are interwoven with informal, sometimes humorous observations, facts, and ideas about life. The mechanisms, structure, and functions of the body are explored, along with how they relate to spiritual and energetic paradigms, emotions, and ecological principles. The first half of the book covers basic anatomy and physiology, describing each major system of the body and how they interrelate. This part includes a thoughtful discussion of aging and the dying process. The second half focuses on models of health and disease, both traditional and holistic. Topics include western pathology, emotional health, five element medicine, and the spiritual cause for disease.
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Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032341396X

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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Success in massage therapy begins with a solid foundation in the fundamentals! Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 6th Edition helps you build the skills you need, from assessing problems and planning treatment to mastering massage techniques and complementary bodywork. Case studies bring concepts to life, and guidelines to professionalism include topics such as ethics, legal issues, and best business practices. ‘How-to’ videos on an Evolve companion website demonstrate manipulation techniques, body mechanics, positioning and draping, and more. If you want to prepare for certification exams and succeed in practice, this resource from massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz is your text of choice. Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice chapter includes new research findings and explains how research is done, and how to read and understand it. Comprehensive coverage includes all of the fundamentals of therapeutic massage, including massage techniques, equipment and supplies, hygiene, working with special populations, and business considerations; it also prepares you for success on the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Over four hours of video on Evolve demonstrate techniques and body mechanics — each clip is narrated and performed by author Sandy Fritz — and include a demo of practice management software. An entire chapter is dedicated to case studies which offer practice with clinical reasoning and prepare you to address common conditions encountered in professional practice. Step-by-step, full-color photographs demonstrate massage techniques and protocols by body area. A workbook/textbook format facilitates study and review with matching exercises, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions. Coverage of body mechanics helps you to create an ergonomically effective massage environment and to determine appropriate pressure, drag, and duration application while applying massage methods. A spa chapter describes the massage therapy services offered at spas and looks at the spa as a possible career track in massage. Adaptive Massage chapter explains how to address the needs of specific populations, from pregnant women and infants to hospice patients and people with physical impairments. Example boxes reinforce specific concepts by showing real-life situations. Coverage of multiple charting methods helps you develop record-keeping and documentation skills, including SOAP and computer charting with simulation on Evolve. Foot in the Door boxes outline the professional skills expected by prospective employers. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, and workbook sections. In-depth HIPAA coverage shows how to store records in a HIPAA-compliant manner and describes HIPAA requirements and training.
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Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323055885

Category: Medical

Page: 529

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"Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, Second Edition, provides complete pathology information with specific message considerations in one convenient text! You'll discover how to adapt massage techniques to ease pain and discomfort, promote healing, and ensure the safety of your clients for a wide range of medical conditions. Unmistakable "stoplight" icons let you know when massage is indicated (green), when to proceed with caution (yellow), and when massage is contraindicated (red)." --Book Jacket.
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Study Guide to Accompany Anatomy and Physiology

The Massage Connection

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605472832

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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The 3rd edition of 'Anatomy and Physiology' ties anatomy and physiology to situations massage therapy students will face in practice, amnd makes this material accessible to facilitate learning. This accompanying study guide helps students apply their knowledge and ensure their understanding of the content covered.
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Massage Therapy

Principles and Practice

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323239714

Category: Medical

Page: 794

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Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, this comprehensive text provides a solid foundation in massage therapy and manual therapy. Includes case studies, expanded rehabilitation content, an emphasis on kinesiology, coverage of Thai massage, lines drawings, and over 700 full-color illustrations.--From publisher description.
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Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective, Strain-Free Massage

Author: Darien Pritchard

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436550

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 631

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The most significant cause of early retirement from the massage profession is the cumulative strain on the body developed in the course of performing the work. The explosive growth of this occupation in recent years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of work-induced problems. Practitioners can easily strain their hands, particularly their thumbs, fingers, and wrists, as well as their shoulders and backs. Written by noted teacher and trainer Darien Pritchard, this useful book explains those aspects of massage that can lead to these problems and shows how to apply pressure in ways that avoid them. The focus is on how to use the body safely and effectively. The author explores the benefits of involving the whole body to generate the power and movement that support the hands, saving the hands by using them skillfully, and conserving them by using other body areas such as the forearms and elbow whenever possible. Featuring 2,000 illustrations, Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective, Strain-Free Massage is essential reading for anyone involved in massage, whether a student, a professional massage practitioner or teacher, sports massage therapist, or aromatherapist.
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Myology and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists

Author: Cindy Moorcroft

Publisher: Lww

ISBN: 9781496309075

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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"This book is designed for massage therapy students taking a Myology (study of muscles) and/or Kinesiology (study of movement) course as part of their massage curriculum. Because muscles permit our body's movement, these topics complement each other. Massage therapy is frequently defined as the systematic manipulation of soft tissue of the body for therapeutic purposes"--Provided by publisher.
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Spa Bodywork

A Guide for Massage Therapists

Author: Anne Williams

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781755788

Category: Medical

Page: 341

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This textbook guides massage therapists through each step of delivering a spa treatment—from consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, supplies, room set-up, specific procedure steps, and ideas for integrating massage techniques, spa products, and enhancing accents. While wet-room treatments are discussed, the focus is on dry-room treatments, which can be delivered in a wider variety of settings. More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate each technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshot boxes provide a quick overview of the treatment before the detailed step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes offer clean-up and sanitation tips. Sample Treatments include promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.
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A Massage Therapist's Guide to Business

Author: Laura Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582558271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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This reader-friendly guide encourages students to master the essential business skills needed to develop themselves as massage therapy professionals. Whether they are interested in running their own business or working as an employee or business partner in a business, this book covers everything students need to know, from starting a business to managing finances to implementing policies and procedures.Relying on a "driving" theme that enforces how developing a massage business is a journey, the book includes several unique features, such as: --Roadside Assistance, where the author provides practical, hands-on advice from her own experience--My Personal Journey, which includes tools to help students document their own journe --Humorous cartoons to support a fun tone while clearly illustrating the author s recommendations for handling key business situations"
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Relating to Clients

The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists

Author: Su Fox

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106159

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Covering fundamental issues relating to the relationship between complementary therapists and their clients, this text addresses topics such as communication skills, boundaries, psychotherapy and working with vulnerable clients.
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The Massage Therapist's Pocketbook of Pathology

Author: Su Fox

Publisher: Lotus Pub

ISBN: 9781905367528

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 5541

As the study, and diagnosis of disease, pathology is an area of medical science that not only the massage therapist needs to be familiar with in order to work safely, confidently and effectively with a wide range of clients. Knowledge about a common ailment, which system of the body is involved, whether it is chronic or acute, caused by infection, trauma or something else, provides the therapist with vital information, as does knowledge about frequently used medications and their effect on the body. Equipped with this information, the therapist can then make informed decisions about how to adapt a treatment to meet the needs of each client. The aim of this pocketbook is to provide a simple and accessible guide to pathology for both the student and professional body worker and explain how to apply that knowledge in practice.
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