Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage

Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323414869

Category: Medical

Page: 744

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Get the science background you need to master massage therapy! Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition provides full-color, easy-to-read coverage of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Realistic examples show why you need to learn the information, and exercises and activities help you develop critical thinking skills and prepare for certification exams. All chapters are written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, delivering the most up-to-date resource showing how scientific concepts apply to massage therapy practice. Over 700 full-color line drawings and photos show muscle locations, attachments, and actions — required knowledge for passing certification exams and for practicing massage therapy. A workbook/textbook format facilitates study and review with matching exercises, short-answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions. Essential content helps you study for and pass certification exams, including the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Comprehensive coverage of biomechanics includes gait assessment and muscle testing activities along with critical thinking questions. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for referral protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. Coverage of nutrition explains how nutrition and nutritional products might affect or interfere with massage therapy, describing the basics of nutrition, the digestive process, and all of the main vitamins and minerals and their functions in the body. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, and workbook sections. Learning How to Learn boxes at the beginning of each chapter make it easier to comprehend key concepts. Practical Applications boxes include photos of massage techniques and settings, and help you learn competencies and apply material to real practice. Appendix on diseases/conditions provides a quick reference to indications and contraindications, showing how pathologic conditions may affect the safety and efficacy of therapeutic massage. NEW ELAP-compliant content ensures that your skills and knowledge of massage therapy meets the recommendations of the Entry-Level Analysis Project. NEW Focus on Professionalism boxes summarize key information about ethics and best business practices. NEW Mentoring Tips provide practical insight into important topics and on being a massage therapy professional. NEW Learn More on the Web boxes in the book and on the Evolve companion website suggest online resources for further reading and research. NEW Quick Content Review in Question Form on Evolve reinforces the key material within each chapter and increases critical thinking skills.
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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

View: 7189

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 Massage Connection

Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734769

Category: Medical

Page: 677

View: 6417

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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Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists - E-Book

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323441920

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 5439

Complete massage pathology information in one convenient text! Written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 4th Edition provides direct information along with specific therapeutic recommendations. Coverage of over 300 pathologies shows you how to appropriately tailor treatment, and more than 500 full-color photographs make it easier to recognize common pathologies. This edition includes a new chapter on Hospital-based massage which covers protocols needed for therapists working with clients who are medically fragile. Written by massage therapy educator and practitioner Susan Salvo, this resource provides the pathology knowledge you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career. Coverage of over 300 pathologies provides you with ample information without being overwhelming. Over 500 full-color photographs helps you recognize common diseases and conditions. A user-friendly, comprehensive format makes it easy to find key information with learning objectives, list of pathologies, system overview, and pathologies, including description, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and massage considerations. Caution boxes provide tips on prevention to keep practice safe and prepare students for emergency situations. Clinical Tips boxes provide brief, practical hints gleaned from the author’s first-hand experience in clinical practice. Medical Technology boxes highlight special populations, such as clients in wheelchairs or with pacemakers, and explain what the medical device is, and what special precautions or contraindications practitioners should be aware of before working on these clients. List of pathologies with page number references included on the inside front cover for fast lookup of pathologies. UNIQUE! Hospital-based massage chapter covers different protocols needed for massage therapists working in institutionalized care setting and useful information about working with clients who are medically fragile. NEW! Updated pathologies reviewed by practicing massage therapists reflect what you will see in the field as a working practitioner. NEW! Pain content equips you with essential, up-to-date information on the latest theories and management techniques and provides the critical-thinking skills to apply that knowledge in practice.
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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

View: 8141

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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Massage Therapy

Principles and Practice

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323239714

Category: Medical

Page: 794

View: 9365

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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Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Integrating Anatomy and Treatment

Author: James H. Clay

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781756778

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 746

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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Study Guide to Accompany Anatomy and Physiology

The Massage Connection

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605472832

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9194

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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The Massage Therapist's Pocketbook of Pathology

Author: Su Fox

Publisher: Lotus Pub

ISBN: 9781905367528

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 649

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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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

View: 7335

"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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A Massage Therapist's Guide to Business

Author: Laura Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582558271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 5324

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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Anatomy and Physiology for Holistic Therapists

Author: Francesca Gould

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748793563

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 8325

The best selling book for holistic therapists by Francesca Gould has now been updated and revised with a new full color design. It makes learning fun through enjoyable activities such as crossword puzzles. It is a basic level text describing anatomy and physiology in the simplest terms for those wanting to learn the basics in a holistics or beauty therapy context.
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Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032341396X

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 1194

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 Massage Therapy Review - E-Book

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075517

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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No other massage review book offers such complete exam preparation! Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this preparation tool offers more review content and questions than any other massage certification review. It gives you the practice and study tools you need for the NCE and MPLEx certification exams, state exams, and even mid-term or final exams. With complete coverage of the information you need to know to study more effectively and take tests more successfully, it helps you memorize terms, definitions, and key facts, all with an emphasis on critical thinking skills — a key part of any licensure or certification exam. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. More than 1,300 review questions include the two types of questions on the NCE — factual recall and comprehension. Content review includes a detailed review of body systems and their applications to massage. A new five-step review process lets you identify areas that need more attention as you study and prepare. Tips for studying and test taking; what to memorize; how to apply concepts and think critically help you hone test-taking skills better than ever before. A full-color design features 100 new illustrations showing massage techniques and Anatomy & Physiology.
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Modern Hydrotherapy for the Massage Therapist

Author: Marybetts Sinclair

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781792097

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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This text offers a modern approach to hydrotherapy— the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to improve or maintain health— as performed by massage therapists. Authored by an experienced massage therapist, this book presents clear, uncomplicated explanations of how hydrotherapy affects the body, and then demonstrates a wide variety of hydrotherapy treatments. The book suggests how massage therapists may use hydrotherapy treatments before and during massage sessions, or give these treatments to clients to do between sessions for faster and better results. The author presents real-life examples and case studies obtained through interviews with massage therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, naturopathic doctors, aquatic therapists, and medical doctors treating patients in a medical hydrotherapy setting.
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The Complete Spa Book for Massage Therapists

Author: Steve Capellini

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418000140

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 718

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The Complete Spa Book for Massage Therapists is specifically for massage therapy students who want to succeed in the spa industry, whether as an employee or an owner of their own spa. It is the only book that includes extensive information about real-world working conditions in actual spas, with an enormous amount of feedback from working spa directors and owners regarding what they are looking for in employees. Beyond giving explanations and step-by-step instructions regarding a wide range of spa modalities, the book offers an in-depth look at topics that many other resources do not cover. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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