Massage Therapist S Guide To Pathology

Author: Ruth Werner
Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 9781496310828
Size: 19.42 MB
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, the best-selling pathology book, continues to set the standard through up-to-date, evidence-based content, an outstanding full color illustration program, and a friendly, accessible writing style. With skill and passion, respected author and lifelong educator Ruth Werner makes pathology fascinating and understandable for massage therapy students and prepares them to make professional choices that result in the best possible outcomes for clients living with a wide range of diseases and conditions. To ensure competent, safe practice, the Sixth Edition now emphasizes evidence-informed practice and offers a stronger focus on helping students develop the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills they will need for complex decision- making. Well-established educational building blocks take learners from key word vocabulary through to more complex skills, and a wide range of enhanced in-text and online learning aids help ensure content mastery. Incorporating the latest research and information on more than 20 newly covered pathologies, the Sixth Edition is now ELAP-compliant, has testing formats that better prepare students for the MBLEx exam, and has been updated to be consistent with the DSM-V.

Introduction To Massage Therapy

Author: Mary Beth Braun
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781773744
Size: 13.31 MB
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This introductory textbook instills the skills and knowledge needed to become—and excel as—a professional massage therapist. Enhanced by full-color illustrations and photographs, the text integrates functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques and offers extensive 3D anatomical information. Communication, documentation, safety, self-care, and business practices are also covered. This edition features expanded coverage of hydrotherapy, Eastern techniques, sanitation and hygiene, HIPAA, and key topics tested on the National Certification Exam. Other new features include critical thinking exercises and boxes highlighting contraindications to massage or specific strokes. A bound-in Real Bodywork DVD features outstanding video clips of massage sequences.

Mosby S Pathology For Massage Therapists

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323055885
Size: 71.29 MB
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"Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, Second Edition, provides complete pathology information with specific message considerations in one convenient text! You'll discover how to adapt massage techniques to ease pain and discomfort, promote healing, and ensure the safety of your clients for a wide range of medical conditions. Unmistakable "stoplight" icons let you know when massage is indicated (green), when to proceed with caution (yellow), and when massage is contraindicated (red)." --Book Jacket.

Mosby S Essential Sciences For Therapeutic Massage

Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323414869
Size: 13.35 MB
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Get the science background you need to master massage therapy! Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition provides full-color, easy-to-read coverage of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Realistic examples show why you need to learn the information, and exercises and activities help you develop critical thinking skills and prepare for certification exams. All chapters are written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, delivering the most up-to-date resource showing how scientific concepts apply to massage therapy practice. Over 700 full-color line drawings and photos show muscle locations, attachments, and actions — required knowledge for passing certification exams and for practicing massage therapy. A workbook/textbook format facilitates study and review with matching exercises, short-answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions. Essential content helps you study for and pass certification exams, including the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Comprehensive coverage of biomechanics includes gait assessment and muscle testing activities along with critical thinking questions. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for referral protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. Coverage of nutrition explains how nutrition and nutritional products might affect or interfere with massage therapy, describing the basics of nutrition, the digestive process, and all of the main vitamins and minerals and their functions in the body. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, and workbook sections. Learning How to Learn boxes at the beginning of each chapter make it easier to comprehend key concepts. Practical Applications boxes include photos of massage techniques and settings, and help you learn competencies and apply material to real practice. Appendix on diseases/conditions provides a quick reference to indications and contraindications, showing how pathologic conditions may affect the safety and efficacy of therapeutic massage. NEW ELAP-compliant content ensures that your skills and knowledge of massage therapy meets the recommendations of the Entry-Level Analysis Project. NEW Focus on Professionalism boxes summarize key information about ethics and best business practices. NEW Mentoring Tips provide practical insight into important topics and on being a massage therapy professional. NEW Learn More on the Web boxes in the book and on the Evolve companion website suggest online resources for further reading and research. NEW Quick Content Review in Question Form on Evolve reinforces the key material within each chapter and increases critical thinking skills.

The Balanced Body

Author: Ruth Werner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781496346117
Size: 24.23 MB
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Now in vibrant full color, this fully updated and revised 4th Edition of Scheumann's The Balanced Body: A Guide to the Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy System reflects the latest research in the field and brings a beloved technique manual up to date with current standards for evidence-informed practice. This user-friendly resource helps students develop a clear understanding of a sequential, progressive bodywork approach for the entire body. The 4th Edition retains the original book,,s innovative approach to the integration of a variety of massage therapy approaches and adds new material that brings Scheumann,,s work into a modern context. New sections on research, updates on recent pain and fascia science, updated coverage of pathologies, and new material on client endangerment work, along with an enhanced array of teaching and learning resources, make The Balanced Body an important resource for both new and seasoned massage therapists. - New Postural Evaluation charts provide photographs of real-life clients along with basic questions that help readers identify important patterns and apply concepts. - New Endangerment Site drawings show areas of the body that require specific caution or care when doing massage therapy. - Revised and updated coverage on the role and latest research of fasciaand pain science is integrated throughout. - New Pathology sections describe conditions or diseases that may impact bodywork choices for specific areas. - New in-book learning tools, including chapter objectives and postural evaluation guides, help students master the material and make the book easier to use. - A new pathology appendix provides more detail on relevant pathologic situations. - A new trigger point appendix provides trigger point charts for each body region. - New Cautionary Notes alert readers to special cases and situations. - A new full-color design clarifies key points and helps readers deepen their understanding of human anatomy as it relates to massage. - New test questions coordinate with ELAP guidelines. - Online videos feature the book,,s original author, Don Scheumann, demonstrating the how-to,,s of key techniques. - Session Impressions help students build critical thinking skills as they apply chapter material to real-world massage therapy scenarios. - Essential Anatomy boxes cover the crucial anatomical information that students must master before learning a technique. - Routines sections clarify the specific techniques to use when working on different areas of the body. - Holistic Perspective sidebars examine how culture, beliefs, and emotions may contribute to postural and movement patterns.

Tappan S Handbook Of Healing Massage Techniques

Author: Patricia J. Benjamin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Size: 65.74 MB
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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.

Mosby S Fundamentals Of Therapeutic Massage

Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323034449
Size: 40.98 MB
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The 3rd Edition is now ENHANCED with 2 CD-ROMs that include 60 minutes of technique video, student learning exercises, 60 minutes of relaxation music, and a dermatology diagnosis tool. Providing valuable information on how to skillfully apply massage techniques, this practical text is the most widely-used massage therapy resource available! The new edition of this best-selling text includes discussions on sanitation, hygiene, body mechanics, business practices, ethics, and much more. Each chapter builds on the one before it, beginning with the basics and expanding to therapeutic applications, as well as providing an introduction to complementary bodywork systems. Workbook features are integrated throughout the text, with interactive case studies that help readers understand and apply key topics. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Comprehensive coverage includes all the fundamentals of therapeutic massage including: specific massage techniques, equipment and supplies, wellness, working with special populations, business considerations, and much more. The unique textbook/workbook format is an outstanding value (no separate workbook necessary), that encourages critical thinking and interactive learning through activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and more. Core massage material, including techniques, body mechanics, hygiene & safety, and massage preparation, are covered in more detail than any other massage textbook available. An entire chapter on medical terminology and record keeping prepares the student for professional practice. Appendices on contraindications, skin pathology, common medications and their implications for massage, and self-massage provides valuable information for students, as well as additional avenues for study and reference. EVOLVE website activities, highlighted with an EVOLVE icon, are included in each chapter to direct readers to the Internet for further study. Well referenced coverage discusses the latest research in massage therapy and directs readers to additional literature on the topics in each chapter. More than 500 illustrations accompany procedures, concepts, and techniques to enhance the understanding and comprehension of each topic presented. Practical Applications are included in each chapter to support competency-based learning and to enable readers to see the way material applies to real practice. Each chapter contains Chapter Outlines, Chapter Objectives, Section Objectives, Key Terms, Summaries, Proficiency Exercises, EVOLVE exercises, Workbook Sections, and Think it Over questions to help improve comprehension. The easy-to-read format engages readers with various learning styles. Content is ideal for National Certification Exam preparation. A new chapter, Integration-Case Studies, combines the information from this textbook with basic science content to help students put the material from the text into practical application with individual clients. The 20 case studies in this chapter cover common conditions seen by massage professionals in day and destination spas, as well as health, fitness, wellness, sport, and medical settings. Content has been significantly expanded to help students prepare for practice in the areas of: Palpation and differential assessment, Sports massage, Spa applications, Lymphatic drainage massage, Medical massage, Oriental and Eastern massage theory and application, and Conflict resolution. Increased material on gait and muscle assessment procedures - as well as muscle firing patterns - helps to increase assessment skills and prepare students for more advanced massage training. A greater focus has been placed on clinical reasoning to help support student-directed learning. The entire book features an appealing design that makes the text easier to use and corresponds directly with the internal design of the Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 2nd Edition. Content has been revised and updated to reflect changes in accordance with new COMTA (Commission On Massage Therapy Accreditation) standards, so readers will have the latest and most relevant information available.

Massage Therapy

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN:
Size: 37.26 MB
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The third edition of this text gives you everything you need to learn and apply the basic principles of massage therapy with ease. It contains a DVD that brings techniques and procedures to life, complete coverage of the latest emerging therapy options and target groups, and new materials to help prepare for exams.

Mosby S Basic Science For Soft Tissue And Movement Therapies

Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780323002844
Size: 79.80 MB
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The first book of its kind, this basic science text is written specifically for massage and bodywork students and eliminates the need for multiple resources. It contains an overview of the body as a whole, mechanisms of health and disease, medical terminology, nervous system basics, an extensive unit on bones, joints, muscles, biomechanics and much more all in one source! This text combines Western science with an overview and correlation to Eastern methods, including acupuncture, accupressure, shiatsu, chakra systems and ayurveda. Sections on pathology with suggestions for intervention protocols and indications and contraindications for soft tissue and movement approaches are also included. * The first basic science book to focus specifically on soft tissue and movement therapy students. * Included in each chapter are key terms with definitions, chapter outlines, chapter objectives, and a workbook section at the end with an answer key. * Covers all basic science content needed to use structured touch or soft tissue and movement therapy as a main modality. * Incorporation of Western science and Eastern methods results in a comprehensive text. * Combines the features of a workbook with a textbook by emphasizing critical thinking through activities, short essays, fill in the blanks, and much more. * Provides practical applications for professional practice to enable the student to see how the material applies to the real world. * Includes sections on pathology with suggestions for intervention protocols and indications and contraindications for soft tissue and movement approaches. * Contains 661 high quality illustrations and photos, 77 of them in full color, to provide a visual guide to the material presented. * Written by a well-known, trusted author, as well as two co-authors.