Pearson's Massage Therapy Blending Art with Science

ISBN-10: 0132296683

ISBN-13: 9780132296687

Edition: 2011

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Description: Pearsonrsquo;s Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Scienceis a comprehensive text designed as a resource for students in entry-level massage therapy programs. It covers the wide variety of massage therapy competencies. The bookrsquo;s title reflects the fact that successful massage therapists excel at blending the art and science of massage. Broad in scope, this book covers a multitude of massage techniques to what it takes to get started in a successful massage therapy career.

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Book details

List price: $132.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.762

Foundations
The Massage Therapy Profession
The History of Massage as a Vocation
Professional and Personal Development
Physical Skills, Fitness, and Self-Care for the Massage Therapist
Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology
Knowledge and Planning for Massage Sessions
Effects of Massage
Clinical Applications of Massage
Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, and Cautions
Goal-Oriented Planning and Documentation
Basic Massage guidelines and Applications
Hygiene, Equipment, and Environment
Body Mechanics, Table Skills, and Application Guidelines
Western Massage Techniques
Full-Body Massage Sequence
Seated Massage
Adjunct Therapies and Special Applications
Hydrotherapy and Temperature Therapies
Spa Applications
Contemporary Massage and Bodywork
Eastern Bodywork
Special Populations and Adaptations
Career and Practice Development
Career Plans and Employment
Private Practice and Finances
Business Ethics
Appendices
25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Personal Care and Health Professionals
Organizations and Publications
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists
Goal-Oriented Planning
Performance Evaluation Forms
Intake and Health History Forms
References and Additional Resources
Interactive Glossary
Index
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