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Introduction To Massage Therapy

Author : Mary Beth Braun
ISBN : 0781773741
Genre : Medical
File Size : 87. 63 MB
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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.

Pediatric Massage Therapy

Author : Marybetts Sinclair
ISBN : 0781742196
Genre : Medical
File Size : 34. 20 MB
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This book provides a complete overview of the concepts and techniques that massage therapists, physical or occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals need to know in order to perform manual therapy on children—especially those with disabilities. The author fully covers the applications of massage therapy for children ages 2 to 18. Pediatric Massage Therapy, Second Edition is well written, well researched, and expertly illustrated to provide a clear, demonstrative guide to pediatric massage. Topics include massage in healthy emotional development, managing psychological stress, physical therapy, and home healthcare. Real-life examples and anecdotes from hands-on therapists help readers relate to specific applications.

Pharmacology For Massage Therapy

Author : Jean M. Wible
ISBN : 0781747988
Genre : Medical
File Size : 61. 3 MB
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Written specifically for massage therapists, this excellent text makes the basics of pharmacology easy to understand. It explains the biochemical and physical effects and actions of a wide variety of drug classes, explores how they move throughout the body, and addresses the use of drugs to prevent and treat diseases. This cutting-edge text also introduces a deductive reasoning process that can be used to develop safe individualized bodywork protocols for clients receiving drug therapy. Readers will learn a practical method for assessing the effects of drug therapies on their clients and the implications for massage therapy.

Massage Therapy In Ayurveda

Author : Bhagwan Dash
ISBN : 8170223806
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 64. 74 MB
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Though massage is described as a preparatory measure to be administered prior to Panchakarma or the "five specialized therapies" of classical Ayurveda, its utility as an independent and distinct therapuetic measure is well recognized due to its rejuvenating effect on the body and the mind. If an individual desires good health, massage should be incorporated into their everyday routine. In addition, it is invaluable in curing several obstinate and otherwise incurable diseases.

Medical Conditions And Massage Therapy

Author : Tracy Walton
ISBN : 9780781769228
Genre : Medical
File Size : 75. 55 MB
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Present this quick, effective method for assessing and managing common medical conditions! The central tool of this text is the decision tree, a simple flowchart that helps students quickly determine the optimal massage therapy approach for specific medical conditions. A Decision Tree is included for each of the more than 50 conditions discussed in the book, with massage considerations listed for numerous additional conditions in brief. Also unique to this text are questions therapists can ask clients during the interview process to help the therapist understand not just the medical condition, but how it presents in a particular client.

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Author : James H. Clay
ISBN : 0781756774
Genre : Medical
File Size : 82. 31 MB
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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.

Ethics For Massage Therapists

Author : Terrie Yardley-Nohr
ISBN : 9780781753395
Genre : Medical
File Size : 74. 12 MB
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This text gives instructors and students a structured format for teaching and learning ethics and standards of practice for massage therapy. Discussion topics include core industry standards of practice, laws, morals, rules, and regulations. It is an ideal textbook for ethics courses in massage therapy programs and prepares students for the ethics questions on the National Certification Exam. The book guides students through the process of putting ethical standards into practice, and explains what is expected of them in a professional setting. Role-playing exercises and example scenarios prepare students for situations and dilemmas that arise in practice.

Mosby S Pathology For Massage Therapists

Author : Susan G. Salvo
ISBN : 9780323055888
Genre : Medical
File Size : 44. 33 MB
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"Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, Second Edition, provides complete pathology information with specific message considerations in one convenient text! You'll discover how to adapt massage techniques to ease pain and discomfort, promote healing, and ensure the safety of your clients for a wide range of medical conditions. Unmistakable "stoplight" icons let you know when massage is indicated (green), when to proceed with caution (yellow), and when massage is contraindicated (red)." --Book Jacket.

Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

Author : Subhash Ranade
ISBN : 9780940985995
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 53. 59 MB
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While a number of authors have written on "ayurvedic massage", most of them have not truly integrated the massage techniques into the science of ayurveda with the background and depth of knowledge of the authors in this volume. Dr. Ranade, one of the foremost authorities in the field of ayurveda, along with his co-author Dr. Rawat, himself an ayurvedic educator have integrated the principles of ayurveda at a level that can make the use of massage a serious therapeutic tool for the ayurvedic doctor or health practitioner. Ayurvedic massage has many unique features and advantages compared to many other types of massage therapy. Dramatic results can be obtained when the practitioner has the ability to adapt the massage technique according to body type, age, stage of the disorder or disease, as well as the general health of the digestion and the imbalances present in the client or patient. Most ayurvedic massage texts content themselves with differentiating the technique based on constitutional type of the body alone; while Drs. Ranade and Rawat, with their long-training and experience as professors and educators in the field, are able to provide insight and integration to the diverse aspects of this field to make it truly effective at a deeper level. In addition, they explain the different types of oils or other substances that can be used, as well as the circumstances and manner of determining which one is appropriate in a particular case. They describe how modifications to the stroke and direction of the stroke used can be applied based on the underlying circumstances unique to each client. The readers of this text will gain a background in ayurvedic theory, as well as applied therapy. Ayurvedic massage can be seen as a therapeutic tool in its own right as well as a predecessor to panchakarma treatment. For the first time the important concept of "marma massage" has been explained and described. This technique is extremely valuable and is becoming quite popular among practitioners of ayurveda both in India and abroad. A chapter on "Massage for Specific Diseases" highlights some important disease conditions for which the massage techniques can be very useful.

Home Massage Therapy

Author : Dahn Healer School
ISBN : 0972028293
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 79. 50 MB
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In this book, Dahn Healer School presents Dahnhak Hwalgong as a home massage therapy method. Dahnhak Hwalgong is a traditional health regimen that originated in ancient Korea and means "healing hands." This is a healing method that can easily be administered anywhere without necessity for special tools. The greatest advantage of Dahnhak Hwalgong is that anyone can easily follow the simple steps to care for health of body and mind. Dahnhak Hwalgong maximizes healing capacity by stimulating relaxation points associated with acupressure points, meridians, and organs of the body.

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