Synopses & Reviews
Now in full color and thoroughly updated, this Third Edition is an indispensable resource for massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists. This best-selling guide presents detailed information on over 200 diseases and conditions, emphasizing how massage influences the disease and healing processes and how therapists can maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks.
The new art program features enhanced line drawings and full-color photographs of skin conditions ranging from mild to severe. A new appendix on medications explains how bodywork may influence the actions of various drugs.
A back-of-book CD-ROM includes a self-testing tool, animations demonstrating pathophysiology concepts, and audio pronunciations for medical terminology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Integumentary System Conditions
Chapter 2: Musculoskeletal System Conditions
Chapter 3: Nervous System Conditions
Chapter 4: Circulatory System Conditions
Chapter 5: Lymph and Immune System Conditions
Chapter 6: Respiratory System Conditions
Chapter 7: Digestive System Conditions
Chapter 8: Endocrine System Conditions
Chapter 9: Urinary System Conditions
Chapter 10: Reproductive System Conditions
Chapter 11: Miscellaneous Conditions
Appendix 1: Taking a Client History
Appendix 2: Hygienic Methods for Massage Therapy
Appendix 3: Client Endangerments
Appendix 4: Quick Reference Charts
Appendix 5: Medications