Modern Hydrotherapy for the Massage Therapist

ISBN-10: 0781792096
ISBN-13: 9780781792097
Edition: 2008
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Description: This text offers a modern approach to hydrotherapy--the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to improve or maintain health--as performed by massage therapists. Authored by an experienced massage therapist, this book presents  More...

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Book details

List price: $63.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 11/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 310
Size: 8.38" wide x 10.88" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

This text offers a modern approach to hydrotherapy--the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to improve or maintain health--as performed by massage therapists. Authored by an experienced massage therapist, this book presents clear, uncomplicated explanations of how hydrotherapy affects the body, and then demonstrates a wide variety of hydrotherapy treatments. The book suggests how massage therapists may use hydrotherapy treatments before and during massage sessions, or give these treatments to clients to do between sessions for faster and better results. The author presents real-life examples and case studies obtained through interviews with massage therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, naturopathic doctors, aquatic therapists, and medical doctors treating patients in a medical hydrotherapy setting.

Introduction to Hydrotherapy
The Science of Water
Effects of Hydrotherapy
Preparing to Give Hydrotherapy Treatments
Hot Packs, Fomentations, and Compresses: Local Heat Applications
Cold Packs, Compresses, and Ice Massage: Local Cold Applications
Immersion Baths
Hot Air Baths
Showers
Body Wraps
Friction Treatments
Hydrotherapy Self-Treatments for Health and Wellness
Hydrotherapy and Massage for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Hydrotherapy and Massage for Non-Injury Conditions
Simple Hydrotherapy Record and Self-Treatment Handouts
Pool Therapy
Pyrotherapy: Using Artificial Fever to Treat Disease
Where to Buy Hydrotherapy Equipment
Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Glossary
Index

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