A practical guide to improving therapist–client communication.
Talking Body, Listening Hands: A Guide to the Massage Therapeutic Relationship, 1e helps massage therapy educators, students, practitioners, and clients discuss communication and ethical challenges associated with massage therapy practice. The text explores professional responsibilities, communication skills, and interpersonal challenges that massage therapists face day to day, examining the therapeutic relationship from both therapist and client perspectives. Coverage begins with basic concepts and ends with clinical decision-making about complex conditions and end-of-life issues. Using a case-based approach informed by massage therapy evidence, psychological theory, and clinical experience, Talking Body Listening Hands shows readers how to examine and manage conflicts while maintaining client-centered care and personal integrity.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This text provides an exceptional teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It provides:
- Understanding through clinical examples: Topics are directly tied to real examples and applications.
- Emphasis on communication: Chapters help foster the skills required for successful communication.
- Practical advice for both students and professionals: Discussions provide useful insights from the author’s extensive professional experience.
- Effective visual resources: Tables and figures clarify and support discussions from the text.
Watch author, Pam Fitch, introduce Talking Body, Listening Hands