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Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques

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ISBN-10: 0135142237

ISBN-13: 9780135142233

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Patricia J. Benjamin

List price: $105.60
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This pioneering book in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, health related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you! The authors carefully examine the foundations of healing massage, western massage techniques, contemporary massage including myofascial techniques, trigger points, lymphatic drainage massage, foot reflexology, Asian bodywork therapy and applications of massage. New to the fifth edition are Practice Sequences that are step-by-step suggested example applications of the techniques described in the book. Each Practice Sequence is demonstrated in full, vibrant detail on the DVD that accompanies this text. So that readers can track their progress, the DVD, as well as Appendix D, provides Performance Evaluation Forms for every Practice Sequence.For those involved with therapeutic massage and bodywork
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Book details

List price: $105.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/2/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 648
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

Tappanrsquo;s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques
Foundations
Healing Massagendash;A Wellness Perspective
A History of Massage
The Effects and Benefits of Massage
Clinical Applications of Massage
Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, Cautions
Guidelines for Giving Massage
Western Massage
Western Massage Techniques
Joint Movements
Full-Body Western Massage
Regional Applications of Massagendash;Upper Body
Regional Applications of Massagendash;Lower Body
Hydrotherapy/Thermal Therapy
Contemporary Massage and bodywork
Myofascial Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Lymphatic Facilitation
Reflexology
Polarity Therapy
Forms of Asian Bodywork
Asian Bodywork Therapyndash;Theory
Acupressure Massage Integration
Qi Gong for Self-Care
Special Populations
Sports and Fitness
Mother and Child
Healthy Aging
Terminally Ill and Dying
Seated Massage in the Workplace
Appendices
25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Organizations and Publications
Massage Licensing Laws in North America
Performance Evaluation Forms
Health History Forms
List of Figures and Tables
References and Additional Resources Interactive
Glossary
Index