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Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapy (2ND 11 Edition)by Carole Osborne
Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive guide to massage during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum contains extensive evidence and practice-based wisdom, grounded in the author’s 38 years as a practitioner and teacher. This edition includes three technique manuals of precise instruction and anatomy-embedded illustrations, plus extensive online technique video clips, teach effective, safe practices.
Discussions of perinatal research, anatomy, physiology, functional adaptations, and emotional responses, invoke deep understanding for the normalcy of pregnancy. The special needs chapter equips therapists for working cooperatively with medical experts when complications or high risks are involved. Business chapters focus on marketplace success, and include voices of longtime therapists in a variety of settings.
Book purchase includes exclusive access to online ancillaries featuring a wide range of professional, business and medical resources compiled specifically to prepare readers for the opportunities and challenges of a maternity massage therapy specialization.
Book News Annotation:
This text can be used with advanced students in diversified curriculums that include both Western and Asian massage therapies. Emphasizing the interrelationship of body and emotions, the text gives illustrated step-by-step instructions and precautions for massage techniques for the childbearing year, with ethical issues discussed throughout. In addition to an expanded art program with b&w photos, drawings, and anatomical illustrations on every page, this second edition contains four new chapters on topics such as special needs and business considerations, plus new boxes on controversial topics such as breast massage. A final chapter offers personal stories of real-life maternity massage therapists working in various settings. Learning features include scenario questions, quizzes, and an obstetrical glossary. A companion website contains 90 minutes of video, plus additional case studies and session outlines, a medical glossary, and recordkeeping and marketing templates. Instructor tools are also provided on the website. In addition to students and professionals in massage and body work, the text will also be useful for doulas, midwives, and childbirth educators. Osborne is cofounder of the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book is designed as a comprehensive guide to perinatal massage, including the benefits of massage during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum; the anatomical and physiologic changes that occur in each of these phases; how to support special-needs pregnancies with massage; and techniques and guidelines gleaned from the author's research, as well as her 30 years as a maternity massage practitioner and teacher. In addition to client-centered instruction, this book contains two chapters focusing on success of the maternity massage therapist in the marketplace, which include the voices of many longtime therapists. Included with the book is access to a unique series of video clips featuring the author demonstrating techniques from the book as well as other essential concepts. Readers also have access to a wide range of professional and medical resources that the author has compiled specifically to support readers of this text.
This book will give a comprehensive foundation manual therapists need to safely and effectively support the birth of a mother and her baby. It covers the techniques and benefits of therapeutic massage and bodywork throughout pregnancy and labor, and in the postpartum period. Physiological, structural, and emotional developments in the childbearing year are explained, emphasizing ramifications for somatic practices. General guidelines for effective, safe therapy are presented, with specific contraindications and precautions relevant to each trimester.
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