New Foundations in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Hardcover | January 29, 2007

byJan Saeger, Donna Kyle-Brown

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New Foundations in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork offers a core curriculum of fundamental principles and practical applications for beginning students as well as practitioners in the field who seek a reference and review for continuing education. This text also goes beyond the core curriculum by addressing such topics as massage for hospice patients and survivors of abuse as well as massage routines for common pathologies (including carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and fibromyalgia). With Exam Points highlighted throughout the text as well as a student CD offering additional test questions and study materials, New Foundations is designed to help students reach two important goals: to succeed in passing their National Certification Exam and to ultimately succeed in their careers. Practice expectations and realities are emphasized through case studies and author/contributor anecdotes. Full-color photographs and line art give the student a detailed view of the application or points being studied. Workbook pages, titled Applying Your Knowledge, are incorporated within the chapters for easy access and review.

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New Foundations in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork offers a core curriculum of fundamental principles and practical applications for beginning students as well as practitioners in the field who seek a reference and review for continuing education. This text also goes beyond the core curriculum by addressing such topics as massage for ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 11.2 × 8.6 × 1.24 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073025828

ISBN - 13:9780073025827

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Table of Contents

Part One: Basic Concepts of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Chapter 1 - History of Therapeutic Massage

Chapter 2 - Equipment, Environment, and Safety Practices

Chapter 3 - The Massage Therapy Session

Chapter 4 - Therapeutic Massage Techniques

Chapter 5 - Physiological Effects of Therapeutic Massage

Part Two: Kinesiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology

Chapter 6 - Biomechanics of Movement

Chapter 7 - General Overview of the Skeletal System

Chapter 8 - Muscular System

Chapter 9 - Other Body Systems

Part Three: Beyond the Basic Curriculum

Chapter 10 - Maternity, Infant, and Pediatric Massage

Chapter 11 - Massage for Special Populations (Children with Special Needs, Geriatric, and Hospice and Palliative Care)

Chapter 12 - Massage for Survivors of Abuse

Chapter 13 - Sports Massage for Amateur and Professional Athletes

Chapter 14 - Spa Therapy: Peace, Beauty, and Massage

Part Four: Complementary Massage and Bodywork Modalities

Chapter 15 - Eastern Practices and Energy Work

Chapter 16 - Introduction to Other Modalities

Part Five: Wellness for Body and Mind

Chapter 17 - Body-Mind Connection

Chapter 18 - Nutrition and Wellness

Chapter 19 - Eastern and Western Principles of Movement

Part Six: Ethics and Professional Business Practices

Chapter 20 - Business Development, Marketing Success, and Community Education

Chapter 21 - Business Development, Marketing Success, and Community Education

Part Seven: Pharmacology and Specific Pathology Routines

Chapter 22 - Common Medications and Effects in Clients

Chapter 23 - Special Massage Routines for Common Pathologies

Quick Reference Guides

Quick Guide A: State-by-State Requirements

Quick Guide B: Resource List

Quick Guide C: Reference List

Quick Guide D: Medication Terminology and Anatomical

Abbreviations for Massage and Bodywork

Quick Guide E: Muscular System Tables with Origin, Insertion, Innervation, and Actions

Quick Guide F: Aromatherapy and Herbal Preparations

Quick Guide G: Commonly Prescribed Medications