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Introduction to Massage Therapy with DVD (Lww Massage Therapy & Bodywork Educational)by Mary Beth Braun
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The Second Edition of Introduction to Massage Therapy instills the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a professional massage therapist and excel as one. The authors integrate functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques, helping you translate your knowledge of the underlying science into practice. Designed to prepare you for all aspects of massage practice, the text also covers communication and documentation, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.
This text offers a wealth of 3D anatomical information on the skeletal, muscular, and neurovascular systems, as well as surface anatomy. The Second Edition features expanded coverage of hydrotherapy, Eastern techniques, sanitation and hygiene, and HIPAA.
New Features to Help You Master Massage Therapy—
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Each copy of the text includes the Real Bodywork DVD, featuring outstanding video clips of massage sequences presented in the text.
This introductory textbook instills the skills and knowledge needed to become—and excel as—a professional massage therapist. Enhanced by full-color illustrations and photographs, the text integrates functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques and offers extensive 3D anatomical information. Communication, documentation, safety, self-care, and business practices are also covered.
This edition features expanded coverage of hydrotherapy, Eastern techniques, sanitation and hygiene, HIPAA, and key topics tested on the National Certification Exam. Other new features include critical thinking exercises and boxes highlighting contraindications to massage or specific strokes.
A bound-in Real Bodywork DVD features outstanding video clips of massage sequences.
This package contains the following products:
This massage therapy textbook enables readers to translate the fundamental knowledge base for massage into practical applications both in class and in practice. Students will learn functional anatomy and physiology integrated with massage therapy techniques in addition to exploring the fundamentals of history, medical terminology, pharmacology, assessment, documentation, ethics, pathology, self-care, and more. Now every copy of Introduction to Massage Therapy comes with a DVD created by Real Bodywork.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Massage Therapy!
Chapter 2: Ethics and Professionalism
Chapter 3: Medical Terminology
Chapter 4: Introduction to Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
Chapter 5: Communication and Documentation
Chapter 6: Assessment
Chapter 7: Treatment Plan
Chapter 8: Equipment, Environment, Sanitation, and Safety
Chapter 9: Client Positioning and Body Mechanics
Chapter 10: Massage Strokes and Flow
Chapter 11: Therapeutic Applications
Chapter 12: Complementary Modalities
Chapter 13: Special Populations
Chapter 14: Being a Massage Therapy Professional: Business Concepts and Self-Care
Appendix A: Pathology Quick Reference Charts
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