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Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage

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ISBN-10: 1401880290

ISBN-13: 9781401880293

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Mark F. Beck, Yanik Chauvin, Mark Beck

List price: $121.95
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Comprehensive, engaging, and easy to read, this exciting new edition continues to set itself apart as the original and classic introductory massage text. Now in gorgeous full color, filled with hundreds of photos of procedures and techniques Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Fourth Edition, truly is the book to have. This highly respected, best-seller covers everything from the history of massage to massage modalities to practical information on how to have a successful, fulfilling career in massage. It provides readers with a solid understanding of the body and its functions, including a thorough but uncomplicated chapter on anatomy and physiology. Readers will learn massage…    
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List price: $121.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/22/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.534
Language: English

Mark F. Beck has been a massage therapist since 1975 and a massage educator for over 20 years. He has served as a school director and was active in the National Massage School Association (AMTA Council of Schools). He has held several offices in state and national professional associations. Mr. Beck was the owner/director/instructor of Magic Valley Massotherapy Institute from 1980 to 1990 and is currently the owner/director of Cooperative Training Systems (1996 - present). He is recognized as one of the original "thought leaders" in massage education and is the creator/author of Structural Muscular Balancing.

About the Author
Contributors & Reviewers
How to Use Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 4th edition
The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage
Historical Overview of Massage
Massage in Ancient Times
The Development of Modern Massage Techniques
The Decline of Massage in the Twentieth Century
Contemporary Developments in Massage
A Massage Renaissance in the United States
Massage Systems
Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage
Scope of Practice
Licenses: They Are the Law
Educational Requirements
Health Requirements for Practitioners
Reasons License May Be Revoked, Suspended, or Canceled
Certification versus License
Professional Ethics for Massage Practitioners
The Therapeutic Relationship
Ethical Touch
Ethical Business Practices
Communication Skills
Building a Professional Image
Your Business Name
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Definition of Anatomy and Physiology
Relationship of Anatomy and Physiology to Massage and Bodywork
Physiological Changes During Disease
The Role of Therapeutic Massage in Stress, Pain, and the Pain-Spasm-Pain Cycle
Healing Mechanisms of the Body
The Wellness Model
Medical and Anatomical Terminology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Levels of Complexity of Living Matter
The Anatomical Position of the Body
Anatomical Terms and Meanings
Body Cavities and Organs
The Regions of the Human Body
The Structure of the Human Body
The Integumentary System-The Skin
The Skeletal System
The Skeleton as a Whole
The Muscular System
The Circulatory System
The Lymph-Vascular System
Immune System
The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
The Respiratory System
The Digestive system
The Excretory System
The Human Reproductive System
Massage Practice
Effects, Benefits, Indications, and Contraindications of Massage
Effects and Benefits of Massage
Conditions Generally Relieved by Massage
Contraindications for Massage
Massage During Pregnancy
Massage for the Critically Ill
Precautions for Working with HIV-Infected Individuals
Massaging People with Cancer
Endangerment Sites
Equipment and Products
Your Place of Business
The Massage Room
Sanitary and Safety Practices
Paths of Disease and Infection
Maintaining Sanitary Conditions
Summary of Precautions
Safety Practices and Procedures for Massage Therapists
The Consultation
Making the First Appointment
The Consultation
Explain Procedures and State Policies
Determining the Client's Needs and Expectations
Intake and Medical History Forms
Body Diagrams
Preliminary Assessment
Develop a Treatment Plan
Informed Consent
Client Files
SOAP Charting
Updating Records
Classification of Massage Movements
Understanding Massage Movements
Description of the Basic Massage Movements
Application of Massage Strokes
Percussion Movements
Joint Movements
Rhythm and Pressure in Massage
Application of Massage Technique
Building Strength and Flexibility of the Hands
Body Mechanics
Posture and Stances
Exercises for Strength, Balance, and Body Control
Professional Rules to Remember
Procedures for Complete Body Massages
Preparing the Client for the Massage
Assisting the Client on and off the Table
Positioning the Client on the Massage Table
Draping Procedures
Methods of Draping
Contact with the Client and Quality of Touch
Maintaining Contact with the Client
Procedure for a General Body Massage
Procedure for Professional Body Massage
Therapeutic Procedure
Client Intake for Therapeutic Massage
Assessment Techniques
Soft Tissue Barriers
Palpation Skills
Acute and Chronic Conditions
Use Assessment Information to Plan Sessions
Massage Techniques to Address Soft Tissue Dysfunction
Review Outcome in Relation to Intent of Session
The Use of Electrical Modalities
The Use and Effects of Heat and Cold Applications
Application of Heat
Application of Cold
Contrast Heat and Cold
Whirlpool Bath
Relaxing Neutral Tub Bath
Russian Bath
Massage in the Spa Setting, by Steve Capellini
A Brief History of Spa
Massage in the Spa Industry-Forming Realistic Expectations
Massage Practice in the Spa Setting
Spa Massage
Stone Massage
Spa Modalities
Body Wraps
Spa Company Policies and Philosophy
Specialized Spa Equipment
Customer Service
Employment Opportunities in the Spa Industry
Advancing Your Spa Career
Athletic/Sports Massage
Purpose of Athletic Massage
Applications for Athletic Massage
General Problem Areas and Suggested Massage
General Procedure for Pre- or Post-Event Massage
Massage in Medicine
Massage in Medicine Throughout History
Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Chiropractic and Massage
Integrative Medicine
Hospital-Based Massage
Massage as a Therapeutic Aid in Nursing Practice
Massage as Medicine
Insurance Reimbursement for Massage
Other Therapeutic Modalities
Prenatal Massage
Lymph Massage
Procedure for a Lymph Massage
Craniosacral Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage
Neurophysiological Therapies
Trigger-Point Therapy
Neuromuscular Therapy
Muscle Energy Technique
Passive Positioning Techniques
Incorporating Positional Release Techniques in the Massage Practice
Energetic Manipulation
Organ Meridians-Yin and Yang
Stress Therapy and Relaxation Massage
Chair Massage
Other Somatic Therapies
Massage Business Administration
Business Practices
Attitude/Self-Image/Public Image
Business Planning
Beginning in Business
Types of Business Operations
Start-Up Costs and Needs
Business Location
Buying an Established Business
Licenses and Permits
Protecting Your Business
Planning the Physical Layout of a Business
Office Management
Business Ethics for the Massage Practitioner
Setting Your Fees
Your Business Telephone
Basics of Bookkeeping
Business Law
Hiring Employees
Basic Pharmacology for Massage Therapists, by Faye N. Schenkman
Answers to Questions for Discussion and Review