Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage

ISBN-10: 1562535366
ISBN-13: 9781562535360
Edition: 3rd 1999
Authors: Mark Beck
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Book details

List price: $113.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 750
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Comprehensive and easy-to-read, this newly updated edition focuses on the essential information needed to start a career as a massage professional. Readers will gain an understanding of the body and its functions and learn massage techniques and therapeutic skills, including specialized massage such as prenatal massage, massage during labor, lymph massage, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, and more. Skills for client-therapist relations, communications, and promotions complete this well-rounded text to ensure a successful massage business. Recognized as a recommended resource by the National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork, Milady's Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage features over 700 richly illustrated drawings and updated and expanded anatomy tables. ALSO AVAILABLE - Please call Milady Customer Support to order: Course Management Guide ISBN: 1-56253-406-8

The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage
Massage: A Historical Overview
Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage
Professional Esthetics
Human Anatomy, and Physiology
Histology
Organization of the Human Body
The Integumentary System (The Skin)
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Circulatory System
The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
The Excretory System
The Reproductive System
Massage Practice
The The Effects, Benefits, Indication, and Contradictions of Massage
Equipment and Products
Sanitary Practices
The Consultation
Classification of Massage movements
Application of Massage Technique
Procedures for Complete Body Massages
Face and Scalp Massage
Hydrotherapy
Massage for Nursing and Health Care
Athletic/Sports Medicine
Specialized Techniques
Therapeutic Exercise
Building a Successful Business
Massage Business Administration
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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