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Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD, LMT is a massage therapist, educator, author, and appreciative massage and bodywork client. She has a deep respect for massage therapy as an art, science, and wellness practice. She has studied its traditions and watches for trends in the massage therapy profession today. Building on her earlier backgroun...

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Format:Book & ToyDimensions:10.7 × 8.4 × 1.1 inPublished:June 25, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART 1 FOUNDATIONS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY PROFESSIONALS

  1. Massage Therapy Profession
  2. History of Massage as a Vocation
  3. Professional and Personal Development
  4. Physical Skills, Fitness, and Self-Care for the Massage Therapist
  5. Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship

PART 2 FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING AND GIVING MASSAGE SESSIONS

  1. Effects of Massage and Research Literacy
  2. Clinical Applications of Massage
  3. Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, Cautions
  4. Medical Terminology, Goal-Oriented Planning, Documentation
  5. Hygiene, Equipment, Environment
  6. Body Mechanics, Table Skills, General Guidelines

PART 3 TAPPAN’S GUIDE TO HEALING MASSAGE

  1. Swedish Massage Techniques
  2. Joint Movements
  3. Full-Body Swedish Massage
  4. Regional Massage Applications–Upper Body
  5. Regional Massage Applications–Lower Body
  6. Hydrotherapy and Temperature Therapies

PART 4 TAPPAN’S GUIDE TO SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

  1. Special Populations and Adaptations
  2. Spa Treatments
  3. Seated Massage

PART 5 TAPPAN’S GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY MASSAGE AND BODYWORK

  1. Myofascial Massage
  2. Trigger Point Therapy
  3. Lymphatic Facilitation
  4. Reflexology
  5. Energy-Based Bodywork

PART 6 FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

  1. Career Plans and Employment
  2. Private Practice and Finances
  3. Business Ethics

APPENDICES
Appendix A Organizations and Publications
Appendix B Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists
Appendix C Goal-Oriented Planning
Appendix D Performance Evaluation Forms
Appendix E Intake, Health History, Note Forms
Appendix F References and Additional Resources

INTERACTIVE GLOSSARY
INDEX