Tappan's Handbook Of Massage Therapy: Blending Art With Science

Book & Toy | March 26, 2015

byPatricia J. Benjamin

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For introduction to massage therapy or massage techniques/modalities courses

Prepare massage therapists for success with a next-generation learning tool
Successful massage therapists excel at blending the art and science of the profession. Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art and Science is a learning tool for a new generation, but it results from years of experience, wisdom, and research on the part of the author and contributing therapists. This pioneering book in massage therapy provides the foundation, guidance, and the know-how that students need to master the essential task of blending art with science.

The new Sixth Edition is an all-inclusive text for massage therapy students that moves beyond technique to encompass expanded foundational learning and professional and personal development, massage techniques, and career and practice development. With its logical format and compelling visuals, students will gain practical knowledge of the techniques and skills they need to become outstanding massage therapists.

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For introduction to massage therapy or massage techniques/modalities courses Prepare massage therapists for success with a next-generation learning tool Successful massage therapists excel at blending the art and science of the profession. Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art and Science is a learnin...

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:816 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 1.2 inPublished:March 26, 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