Mosby s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage

Mosby s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780323414869
Release 2016-01-27
Pages 744
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Get the science background you need to master massage therapy! Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition provides full-color, easy-to-read coverage of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Realistic examples show why you need to learn the information, and exercises and activities help you develop critical thinking skills and prepare for certification exams. All chapters are written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, delivering the most up-to-date resource showing how scientific concepts apply to massage therapy practice. Over 700 full-color line drawings and photos show muscle locations, attachments, and actions — required knowledge for passing certification exams and for practicing massage therapy. A workbook/textbook format facilitates study and review with matching exercises, short-answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions. Essential content helps you study for and pass certification exams, including the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Comprehensive coverage of biomechanics includes gait assessment and muscle testing activities along with critical thinking questions. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for referral protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. Coverage of nutrition explains how nutrition and nutritional products might affect or interfere with massage therapy, describing the basics of nutrition, the digestive process, and all of the main vitamins and minerals and their functions in the body. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, and workbook sections. Learning How to Learn boxes at the beginning of each chapter make it easier to comprehend key concepts. Practical Applications boxes include photos of massage techniques and settings, and help you learn competencies and apply material to real practice. Appendix on diseases/conditions provides a quick reference to indications and contraindications, showing how pathologic conditions may affect the safety and efficacy of therapeutic massage. NEW ELAP-compliant content ensures that your skills and knowledge of massage therapy meets the recommendations of the Entry-Level Analysis Project. NEW Focus on Professionalism boxes summarize key information about ethics and best business practices. NEW Mentoring Tips provide practical insight into important topics and on being a massage therapy professional. NEW Learn More on the Web boxes in the book and on the Evolve companion website suggest online resources for further reading and research. NEW Quick Content Review in Question Form on Evolve reinforces the key material within each chapter and increases critical thinking skills.



Mosby s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

Mosby s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 NWU:35557000173003
Release 2008-04-22
Pages 799
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With thorough coverage of the knowledge you need to practice, MOSBY'S FUNDAMENTALS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, 4th Edition provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of massage and the latest therapeutic modalities and equipment, as well as important practice management topics such as ethics, legal issues, and best business practices. Focused on clinical reasoning and competency-based outcomes, this new edition includes two companion DVDs with over three hours of video on techniques, body mechanics, case studies, and more, plus anatomy and physiology animations that demonstrate concepts from the book. Expert author Sandy Fritz shares her years of experience and provides you with an authoritative resource on massage therapy. Comprehensive coverage of content included on the National Certification Exam (NCE) and the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) makes this book a perfect study tool. A combined workbook and textbook format encourages critical thinking with activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and more to help you review concepts from the book. Three appendices - Indications and Contraindications to Massage, Skin Pathology, and Common Medications and Possible Implications for Massage - provide valuable resources for reference and further study. General Protocol sections in the book, on the Evolve website, and on the companion DVD provide a guide for assessment and massage application, intervention and positioning recommendations, and a modifiable, step-by-step sequence to help you learn to develop care plans for specific clients. Insurance reimbursement section features discussions of insurance procedures, appropriate charting, necessary paperwork, and how to handle reimbursement. All-new photos enhance your understanding of concepts from the book. Expanded massage therapy career content addresses recent changes to massage therapy certification exams and discusses the many career tracks available. Expanded nutrition coverage helps you understand how nutrition, digestive function, and vitamins and minerals relate to massage outcomes. Updated and improved Body Mechanics chapter discusses the proper body mechanics you need to use to ensure a long and successful career and to provide more effective treatment. A section on pet massage includes basic massage and pain management techniques for common household pets. Additional learning activities, web links, National Certification Exam review questions, image collections, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and more on the updated Evolve website challenge you to practice and sharpen your skills.



Mosby s Massage Therapy Review

Mosby s Massage Therapy Review Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780323240673
Release 2014-09-05
Pages 552
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Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this unique review resource prepares you for all of your massage therapy exams — both routine semester exams and tests administered for licensure, such as the National Certification Exam and the MBLEx. This comprehensive review features updated content and questions based on the currently administered licensing exams. Plus, a companion Evolve website comes loaded with 8 practice exams and a variety of review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, electronic coloring book, games, and much more! And for studying on the go, Mosby offers a new mobile app featuring 125 test questions. No other massage review on the market gives you such complete exam preparation! Full color format with 347 illustrations (showing various massage techniques as well as anatomy & physiology) presents information in a more visual, engaging way and helps you retain information better than reviewing text alone. Over 1300 practice questions in the text provide the opportunity to assess your readiness for exams. Over 40 labeling exercises are available throughout the book to help kinesthetic learners retain information. Logical text organization presents review content with illustrations and examples followed by review questions and exams to help you hone test-taking skills as you master facts, learn how to apply them, complete practice questions by topic, and then work through a realistic exam experience. Written to be versatile so it can be used to prepare for licensing exams, as well as classroom exams allows you to prepare for massage licensure exams as well as your regular course load along the way. Answer key printed in the back of the text with rationales provides you additional feedback so you can better understand why answers are correct or incorrect. Esteemed author Sandy Fritz delivers quality content that students and instructors know they can rely on. NEW! Updated content and questions based on the changes to licensing exams delivers the most up-to-date, relevant questions ensuring you’ll be fully prepared to pass the current exams. NEW! Companion website offers 8 practice exams, numerous review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, Body Spectrum electronic coloring book, online flashcards, med term games, animations and more. NEW! Mobile app with practice test questions offers increased flexibility to study on the go and in shorter intervals.



Mosby s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage E Book

Mosby s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage   E Book Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780323291149
Release 2013-12-27
Pages 752
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For success in practice, Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition provides you with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of massage therapy. Expert author Sandy Fritz shares her wealth of clinical expertise, keeping a consistent focus on clinical reasoning with an increased emphasis on competency-based outcomes. In addition to teaching you how to skillfully apply massage techniques, this text also covers important practice management topics such as ethics, legal issues, sanitation, hygiene, business practices, and professional development. Two DVDs bound in the book provide over three hours of video on techniques, body mechanics, case studies, and more, plus anatomy and physiology animations. Log in to the companion Evolve website for interactive games and learning exercises. Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations visually clarify key concepts and demonstrate proper technique, draping procedures, body mechanics, and more. A combined workbook/textbook format encourages critical thinking with activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, labeling exercises, and more to help you review concepts from the book. General Protocol sections in the book, on the Evolve website, and on the companion DVD provide a guide for assessment and massage application, intervention and positioning recommendations, and a modifiable, step-by-step sequence to help you learn to develop care plans for specific clients. Electronic documentation coverage prepares you for today's increasingly digital workplace with examples from electronic record-keeping and office management software programs. Comprehensive coverage of content covered on the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) ensures you are ready to pass certification and licensure exams. Updated insurance reimbursement section features discussions of insurance procedures, appropriate charting, necessary paperwork, and how to manage reimbursement. Expanded massage therapy career content discusses the many career tracks available to massage therapists. Detailed Body Mechanics chapter addresses the use of proper body mechanics for a long and successful career and the most effective treatment. Practical Case Studies chapter offers case studies that help you understand how to apply key concepts to real-world clinical practice. Completely updated content keeps you current with the latest information needed to pass your exams and succeed in practice. NEW! Foot in the Door feature throughout the text outlines the professional traits valued by prospective employers. Available as a Pageburst digital textbook with additional interactive learning tools and electronic assets. Sold separately.



Studyguide for Mosbys Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage by Fritz Sandy

Studyguide for Mosbys Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage by Fritz  Sandy Author Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN-10 1490211772
Release 2013-05
Pages 584
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780521673761



Business and Professional Skills for Massage Therapists

Business and Professional Skills for Massage Therapists Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780323073455
Release 2009-12-14
Pages 368
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Develop the business skills necessary to succeed in massage therapy with help from respected massage educator and business owner, Sandy Fritz! With a user-friendly approach and comprehensive support tools, this authoritative guide delivers a working knowledge of essential concepts for employees or owners of a massage therapy practice and helps you prepare for the professional challenges that await you in the real world. Renowned massage educator and business owner Sandy Fritz presents a practical, proven business philosophy for success in massage therapy practice. Focus on need-to-know business skills for complete success as an employee or the owner of a massage therapy practice. A companion CD with practice management software provides hands-on experience creating client records, setting appointments, entering documentation, and more. Self-Reflection boxes put concepts into a realistic context through Sandy Fritz’s personal experiences in massage practice. Learning Activity boxes reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned in an engaging workbook format. Good Stuff from the Government boxes alert you to helpful government resources and help you ensure compliance with federal regulations. Mentor boxes provide real-world insight and advice from experts in massage and business management for successful practice. More than 200 realistic photos and illustrations clarify concepts and familiarize you with typical practice settings and essential forms, records, office equipment, and supplies. Evolve Resources link you to templates for building resumes, letters, advertisements, forms for documentation, and client histories, plus small business resources, annotated web links, a glossary of key terms from the text, and additional exercises and case studies.



Massage Online MO for Fritz

Massage Online  MO  for Fritz Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 0323101860
Release 2012-06
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This money saving package includes Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 3e edition textbook and Massage Online for Fritz: Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage (User Guide and Access Code).



Mosby s PDQ for Massage Therapists

Mosby s PDQ for Massage Therapists Author Mosby
ISBN-10 9780323087681
Release 2008-11-25
Pages 212
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Ideal for both massage students and practicing therapists, this pocket-sized reference provides key information in a handy, easy-to-use format! Bullet lists, tables, and numerous full-color line drawings and photos make this reference ideal for use on the go. This second edition is thoroughly updated and includes new muscle illustrations and new sections on how nutrition and common medications affect massage-treatment planning, helping you provide even more effective treatment for your clients. A quick-reference format provides all of the key information you need with fast-access illustrations, charts, and tables. The pocket-sized format and spiral binding allow the book to lay flat so you can quickly reference the pages you need while leaving your hands free to work. User-friendly, full-color design includes vibrant illustrations, as well as highlights and clarifies important facts to help you easily find what you need. Muscle illustrations and an updated muscle chart provide quick reminders of muscle locations and actions to assist in assessment and treatment planning. The latest nutritional information, with a chart of vitamins and minerals, helps you keep track of patients’ nutritional intake. An updated section on body mechanics with numerous color photos demonstrates correct positioning and posture to perform various strokes and techniques for more effective practice. Updated content on pharmacology and medication helps you provide safe and effective massage with information on the most commonly used medications and their effects on pain sensation.



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Mosby s Massage Therapy Review Pageburst E book on Kno   Evolve Access Retail Access Cards Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 0323320686
Release 2014-02-22
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Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting

Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780323070690
Release 2008-01-28
Pages 848
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Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting! Includes a DVD with: Two hours of video showing specific applications, featuring author Sandy Fritz. A complete general protocol for massage. State-of-the-art animations depicting biologic functions and medical procedures. 700 full-color illustrations accompany procedures, concepts, and techniques. An integrated healthcare approach covers the healthcare environment and the skills necessary to be a contributing member of an integrated healthcare team. A research-based focus emphasizes research, clinical reasoning, and outcome-based massage application — for effective massage application in conjunction with healthcare intervention. A complete general protocol provides a guide to treating disorders and maintaining wellness, with recommendations for positioning and interventions, using a step-by-step sequence that can easily be modified to meet a patient's specific needs. A palliative protocol helps you temporarily relieve a patient's symptoms of disorders or diseases. Case studies focus on outcome-based massage for individuals with multiple health issues, detailing assessment, medical intervention, justification for massage, and session documentation. Coverage of advanced massage therapy skills and decision-making skills includes specific themes for effective massage application, allowing you to consolidate massage treatment based on the main outcomes — useful when working with individuals with multiple pathologies or treatment needs. A discussion of aromatherapy provides safe recommendations for the use of essential oils in conjunction with massage, to promote healing of the body and mind. Descriptions of illness and injury include relevant anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology, as well as strategies and massage applications to use for pain management, immune support, stress management, chronic illness, and post-surgical needs. Coverage of insurance and reimbursement issues relates to you as a massage professional. Strategies for general conditions such as substance abuse, mental health, orthopedic injury, and cardiovascular disorders help you specialize in clinical massage. Expert authors provide knowledge in research, massage therapy in healthcare, and manual therapies. Learning resources include chapter outlines, chapter learning objectives, key terms, and workbook-style exercises. A companion Evolve website includes: PubMed links to research supporting best practices and justification for massage application. More information on topics such as insurance, pharmacology, and nutrition. More information on anatomy and physiology and other subjects. A comprehensive glossary with key terms and some audio pronunciations.



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Mosby s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage   Pageburst E Book on Kno  Retail Access Card Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 0323184308
Release 2012-04
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This money-saving package includes the 5th edition of Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage and Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage 4e.



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Mosby s Massage Therapy Review Pageburst E book on Vitalsource   Evolve Access Retail Access Cards Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 0323320678
Release 2014-02-22
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The Massage Therapist s Guide to Pain Management

The Massage Therapist s Guide to Pain Management Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780702050985
Release 2011-07-13
Pages 208
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Edited by Leon Chaitow and Sandy Fritz, this clearly written and fully illustrated volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips via www.chaitowonline.com which presents the massage therapy techniques involved. Covering all aspects of client assessment, treatment planning and current therapeutic modalities – including adjunctive treatments - this new book is suitable for massage therapists worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the issues involved Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - which presents film clips of the massage therapy techniques involved



A Massage Therapist s Guide to Treating Headaches and Neck Pain

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Treating Headaches and Neck Pain Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780702050978
Release 2009-04-20
Pages 224
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The massage therapist's guide to treating headaches and neck pain is a practical guide for the massage therapist to assist them in identifying appropriate massage treatment for those experiencing headaches and neck pain. The book describes the most common headache types and causes for neck pain that can be effectively addressed with therapeutic massage and associated methods easily incorporated into massage. Assessment procedures are provided both to identify appropriate treatment and to alert the massage therapist to more serious conditions that could be responsible for the symptoms and require a referral for further diagnosis and treatment. Protocols for treatment using massage and other soft tissue methods are provided. The text is written in a practical way that is user friendly. Incorporates a DVD demonstrating the palpation and treatment methods. Abundant illustrations and photos • Easy reference, easy language • DVD demonstrating methods and technique, such as: massage of face and head, massage of neck; and treatment of breathing pattern disorders and headaches • Written by two world-renowned authors



Sports Exercise Massage

Sports   Exercise Massage Author Sandy Fritz
ISBN-10 9780323082297
Release 2012-11-26
Pages 472
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Providing guidelines for applying massage to amateur and professional athletes, Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition helps you address the challenges of treating clients involved in sports, physical fitness, rehabilitation, and exercise. In-depth coverage describes common patterns for sports activities, such as running and throwing, and uses the principles of massage to focus on assessment techniques, indications, contraindications, and outcome goals. This edition includes a new chapter on stretching, hundreds of full-color photos of techniques, and an Evolve companion website with step-by-step videos demonstrating sports massage applications. Written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this resource provides the proven massage techniques you need to manage common exercise and sports injuries and syndromes. Comprehensive coverage includes all the essentials of sports and exercise massage in one resource, with topics such as theories of sports, fitness, and rehabilitation; a brief anatomy and physiology review; basic nutrition for fitness; a review of massage methods and detailed descriptions of therapeutic techniques that apply to sports massage, such as lymph drainage, care of acute injury, connective and deep tissue applications, and pain management; and discussions of categories of injury common to athletes: sprains, strains, wounds, contusions, joint injury, and more. More than 600 full-color illustrations show procedures, concepts, and techniques. Student-friendly features include chapter outlines and learning objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, a glossary, and In My Experience boxes highlighting real-life situations in sports and exercise massage. Case studies provide an opportunity to develop clinical reasoning skills. Student resources on an Evolve companion website include videos demonstrating techniques, a stretching atlas, a general massage protocol, and additional case studies. Expert author Sandy Fritz provides massage for professional athletes in many sports, and her school, the Health Enrichment Center, had a 13-year partnership with the Detroit Lions. UPDATED photos and illustrations show techniques with more clarity than before. NEW Stretching chapter shows how to use methods of stretching in a safe and beneficial manner. UPDATED complete general protocol suitable for the common athlete is included on the Evolve companion website, featuring a video and a step-by-step guide that can easily be modified to meet the specific needs of athletic clients. Added emphasis on treatment planning for athletic clients includes case studies and more In My Experience boxes describing Sandy Fritz’s real-life experiences with sports massage. Expanded chapter on research supports evidence-informed practice, including research on fascia and kinesiotaping. Additional orthopedic tests most commonly used by massage therapists are included to enhance your skills in assessment and referral.



Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Author Susan G. Salvo
ISBN-10 9780323239714
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 824
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This book brings a whole new meaning to the word 'comprehensive'. Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Susan Salvo's Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition can be used as the only book for shorter massage therapy programs. This student-friendly text boasts over 700 illustrations and expanded neurosciences and neuroplasticity sections, plus a handy new color scheme for line drawings for origin and insertion that matches the painted skeleton found in most classrooms. It makes the essential concepts of massage therapy more approachable and helps you achieve success in class, on your licensing and certification exams, and in therapeutic practice. Clear, straightforward approach simplifies complex content for easier understanding. Complete anatomy and physiology section, in addition to material on techniques and foundations, gives you all the information you need in just one book. Certification Practice Exam on Evolve mimics the major certification exams in format and content, builds confidence, and helps increase pass rates. Over 700 high-quality illustrations, including line drawings and halftones, clarify difficult concepts in vibrant detail. Case studies challenge you to think critically and apply your understanding to realistic scenarios, foster open-mindedness, and stimulate dialogue. Profile boxes provide an inspirational, real-world perspective on massage practice from some of the most respected authorities in massage and bodywork. Clinical Massage chapter focuses on massage in clinical settings like hospitals, nursing homes, and medical offices to broaden your career potential. Two business chapters loaded with skills to make you more marketable and better prepared for today's competitive job market. Video icons refer you to the Evolve site featuring about 120 minutes of video covering techniques, routines, client interaction sequences, and case studies that facilitate the learning process and the practical application of the material. Evolve icons listed in each chapter encourage you to go beyond the lecture and reading assignments and learn more on the Evolve site. Evolve boxes at the end of each chapter list Chapter Extras found on Evolve that reinforce concepts learned in the chapter. NEW! Revised line drawing color scheme for origin and insertion matches the painted skeleton found in most classrooms, maintains consistency, and prevents confusion in learning origin and insertion points on the body. NEW! Coverage of Thai massage provides up-to-date content on the most useful, in-demand modalities that are most often requested by clients - and better prepares you for what you will encounter during training and practice. NEW! Updated text reflects changes to the new board certification exam so you have the most up-to-date, relevant information - and are fully prepared to pass the current exams. NEW! Brand new Think About It, Webquest, and Discussion features in each chapter's Test Your Knowledge section build your vocabulary usage and critical thinking skills necessary for day-to-day work with clients. EXPANDED! More content on pain theories, the neuromatrix model, and pain management, plus updated guidelines for massage after surgery and injury, equips you with essential information when working in rehab. NEW! Updated instructor resources, featuring more TEACH lesson plan classroom activities and an additional 500 test questions, provide instructors with more ways to interact with and test students.



Deep Tissue Massage Treatment

Deep Tissue Massage Treatment Author Jeffrey Simancek
ISBN-10 9780323082235
Release 2012-09-02
Pages 264
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This significantly revised new edition features an easy-to-use format that provides basic theory and assessment of neuromuscular conditions followed by an extensive overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage Ñ including trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching. Step-by-step treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions are clearly outlined using detailed descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Downloadable assessment forms and 90-minutes of video on proper deep tissue massage techniques are included on the companion Evolve website. Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow. Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice. Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners. Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end-of-book glossary to help you focus on key content. Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice. Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques. NEW! 4-color art program features all new photos of the best techniques, body mechanics, and draping to better illustrate content. NEW! 90 minutes of video on the Evolve companion website vividly demonstrate the proper techniques needed to master deep tissue massage. NEW! Expanded coverage of theory and assessment gives you the background you need on documentation, techniques, and assessments before you begin learning how to perform deep tissue massage. NEW! Anatomic illustrations provide a refresher on pertinent anatomy right before the book heads into treatment coverage to reinforce the essential relationship between anatomy and proper massage. NEW! Expert reviewers, including Joe Muscolino, Sandy Fritz, and more, ensure material is accurate and appropriate for courses on deep tissue. NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek, former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.