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Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment (Lww Massage Therapy & Bodywork Series)
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This richly illustrated text teaches the basic techniques of clinical massage therapy by embedding illustrations of internal structures directly into photographs of live models. Each muscle or muscle group is shown, along with surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist’s hands. Useful as a textbook of clinical massage and anatomy, this text can also be used as a practical patient communication tool. Basic clinical techniques such as compression, stripping massage, myofascial stretching and cross-fiber friction are included. Suggestions of draping options correspond to illustrations of draping techniques. Appendices include pain referral zones by region, Greek and Latin prefixes and suffixes, and a glossary of terms.
Book News Annotation:
Written for the advanced massage therapy student pursuing additional training in clinical massage therapy, this text covers basic principles and offers practical guidance on examination in the first part, followed by detailed coverage of eight areas of the body, each with an overview of the region, discussion of muscles, pronunciation and etymology, and detailed review of the structure and function of the muscle. Throughout, illustrations of internal structures are superimposed on photographs of live models to show the muscles and involved structures in detail.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This exceptional, illustrated reference and resource text on massage therapy visually integrates surface anatomy, anatomical structure, and massage techniques. Contains basic information massage therapy principles and includes techniques such as Swedish, Esalen, myotherapy, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, and cross-fiber friction. This text brings structure and treatment together in a practical way, and is also a convenient, inexpensive way to educate clients. Its muscle section surveys the body by region, shows
This illustrated reference and resource on massage therapy integrates surface anatomy, anatomical structure and massage techniques, with information on massage therapy principles, including techniques such as Swedish, Esalen, myotherapy, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue and cross-fibre friction.
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.
This exceptionally illustrated text, reference and resource tool on massage therapy visually integrates surface anatomy, anatomical structure, and massage techniques. Contains basic information on the principles of massage therapy and includes techniques such as Swedish, Esalen, myotherapy, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, and cross-fiber friction. This text brings structure and treatment together in a practical way, and is also a convenient, inexpensive way to educate clients. Its muscle section surveys the body by region, shows muscle in relation to referral fields, anatomical structure, and methods of working the area using a variety of techniques. Also contains a section on special considerations, including pregnancy and children.
Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MASSAGE THERAPY
Chapter 1: Approaching Clinical Massage Therapy
Chapter 2: Approaching Assessment
Part II: APPROACHING TREATMENT
Chapter 3: The Head, Face, and Neck
Chapter 4: The Shoulder, Chest, and Upper Back
Chapter 5: The Arm and Hand
Chapter 6: The Vertebral Column
Chapter 7: The Low Back and Abdomen
Chapter 8: The Pelvis
Chapter 9: The Thigh
Chapter 10: The Leg, Ankle, and Foot
Appendix A: Anatomical Prefixes and Suffixes
Appendix B: Directional and Kinetic Terminology
Appendix C: Muscles by Pain Referral Zone
Appendix D: Suggested Readings
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