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Balanced Body: A Guide to Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy

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The Third Edition of The Balanced Body offers you more resources to master deep tissue and neuromuscular massage in order to present your clients with a complete integrated approach to massage. Use this book as a teaching manual and reference for a systematic training program for deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy and other massage modalities. The series of lessons within the book cover sequential, progressive massage therapy for the entire body to help you to create an integrated treatment plan.

In this Third Edition you'll find these features: Detailed illustrations (with 40 new illustrations in this edition) bring the techniques to life Case Studies with real-world scenarios and questions to consider Indication/Contraindication Boxes show when massage is and isn't advisable Essential Anatomy Boxes present crucial anatomical information to consider before learning a technique Cautionary Notes warn about special cases and situations Coverage of Trigger Point Release Work combined with deep tissue therapy and tension release massage presents different therapeutic options Quick Reference Charts summarize key points from the introductory chapters Guidelines for Elevating the Quality of Massage Work provide suggestions to improve treatment quality

Plus, a BONUS CD-ROM packaged with this book includes: 20 massage technique video clips (featuring the author) 10 Acland anatomy video clips Images from the text Chapter Quizzes

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Instructor Resources designed to help you in the classroom are now available with this product. For more details, and to register for resources, click here.

Synopsis:

The Balanced Body, Third Edition provides a systematic training program for deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy and other massage modalities. Lessons cover sequential, progressive massage therapy for the entire body to help practitioners create an integrated treatment plan. Features include over 250 detailed illustrations, 40 new to this edition; Case Studies with real-world scenarios and questions; Indication/Contraindication Boxes; Essential Anatomy Boxes; Cautionary Notes; and coverage of trigger point release work combined with deep tissue therapy and tension release massage.

A bound-in Bonus CD-ROM includes 20 massage technique video clips, 10 Acland anatomy video clips, images, and Chapter Quizzes.

Synopsis:

The Balanced Body, Third Edition provides a systematic training program for deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy and other massage modalities. Lessons cover sequential, progressive massage therapy for the entire body to help practitioners create an integrated treatment plan. The Third Edition includes many new and improved features, plus a bonus student resource CD-ROM with video clips and review exercises.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTEGRATED DEEP TISSUE THERAPY SYSTEM

Overview of the Integrated Deep Tissue System

Integrated Deep Tissue System

Origins

Components of the Integrated Deep Tissue System

Learning the Work

Format of the Lesson

Lesson Sequence

Designing a Session

Guidelines for the Deep Tissue Therapist

Ethics

Incorporating the Mind/Body Aspect of Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy

Case Study 1

Principles of Conscious Bodywork

THE LESSONS

Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy System Techniques

Three Levels of Assessment Used in Deep Tissue Therapy

Using the Lesson Material

Postural and Movement Muscles

Palpation

Guidelines for Performing the Modalities

Body Mechanics

Therapist Self-Care

Connective Tissue

Role of Fascia

Working with Fascia

Case Study 2 (Connective Tissue Release)

Connective Tissue Routine

The Fundamentals: Breath and Support

The Chest

Case Study 3 (The Chest)

The Back and Spine

Case Study 4 (The Back)

Aligning the Upper Extremity

The Shoulder, Arm, and Hand

Case Study 5 (The Shoulders and Arms)

Establishing a Firm Foundation

The Foot, Leg, and Knee

Case Study 6 (The Foot and Leg)

Stabilizing the Core

The Thigh and Hip

Case Study 7 9The Hip)

The Pelvis and Abdomen

Case Study 8 (Rectus Femoris and Iliopsoas)

Balancing the Upper Pole

The Neck and Head

Case Study 9 (The Neck)

The Facial Muscles and Temporomandibular Joint

Case Study 10 (Temporomandibular Joint)

Appendix: American Massage Therapy Association Code of Ethics

Glossary

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780781763080
Author:
Scheumann, Donald W
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Author:
Scheumann, Donald W.
Subject:
Acupressure & Acupuncture
Subject:
Massage & Reflexotherapy
Subject:
Massage
Subject:
Massage therapy
Subject:
Allied Health Services - General
Subject:
Physical Therapy Modalities
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Physical Therapy
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Massage and Bodywork
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in 1.92 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,

The Balanced Body, Third Edition provides a systematic training program for deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy and other massage modalities. Lessons cover sequential, progressive massage therapy for the entire body to help practitioners create an integrated treatment plan. Features include over 250 detailed illustrations, 40 new to this edition; Case Studies with real-world scenarios and questions; Indication/Contraindication Boxes; Essential Anatomy Boxes; Cautionary Notes; and coverage of trigger point release work combined with deep tissue therapy and tension release massage.

A bound-in Bonus CD-ROM includes 20 massage technique video clips, 10 Acland anatomy video clips, images, and Chapter Quizzes.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Balanced Body, Third Edition provides a systematic training program for deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy and other massage modalities. Lessons cover sequential, progressive massage therapy for the entire body to help practitioners create an integrated treatment plan. The Third Edition includes many new and improved features, plus a bonus student resource CD-ROM with video clips and review exercises.
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