THE HISTORY OF MASSAGE

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The History Of Massage

Author : Robert Noah Calvert
ISBN : 0892818816
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 68.5 MB
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Covering the development of massage from prehistory to today's "golden age," the founder of Massage Magazine helps to explain the evolution of this popular therapy.
Category: Health & Fitness

Foundations Of Massage

Author : Lisa Casanelia
ISBN : 9780729578691
Genre : Medical
File Size : 57.13 MB
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Foundations of Massage 3e is a comprehensive practical and theoretical foundation for all aspects of massage therapy. The book prepares students for clinical practice through the presentation of step by step techniques and treatments. This revision of this Australian text for the practice of massage therapy includes new material on specialised application of massage, such as providing services for people with disabilities, working in aged care and providing services for people with chronic disease states and life challenging illnesses. More than 350 illustrations and photographs of manual applications Questions and activities at the end of each chapter Comprehensive glossary Evidence for massage therapy completely revised and updated Inclusion of references to legislative and regulatory information to massage therapy practitioners Expanded anatomy illustrations in full colour appendices A more comprehensive chapter on pregnancy massage updated by well known international author Suzanne Yates A more comprehensive chapter on infant massage History chapter has been expanded to include influences on the massage industry from Europe and North America
Category: Medical

Massage For The Hospital Patient And Medically Frail Client

Author : Gayle MacDonald
ISBN : 0781747058
Genre : Medical
File Size : 89.18 MB
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This is an essential resource for learning massage in the acute care setting. As the need for massage in hospitals has grown, many massage therapists and massage students are developing their skills in this environment to broaden their practice and meet market demand. The text explores pressure adjustments, site restrictions, and positioning needs for hospital patients and medically frail clients. An easy-to-use conceptual format covers common medical devices and procedures, standard precautions, the relationship between pharmaceuticals and massage, charting, and collecting patient data. Illustrations demonstrate body mechanics, draping, room preparation, and more.
Category: Medical

Evidence Based Therapeutic Massage E Book

Author : Elizabeth A. Holey
ISBN : 9780702049019
Genre : Medical
File Size : 76.81 MB
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Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions. New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques) Case studies throughout the chapters Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book
Category: Medical

Medical Massage Care S Fsmtb Massage And Bodywork Licensing Examination Mblex Study Guide

Author : Philip Martin McCaulay
ISBN : 9780557019182
Genre : Massage therapy
File Size : 52.93 MB
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Medical Massage Care's FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination MBLEx Study Guide will help massage therapy students pass the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). The amount of material in this study guide has approximately the same percentage weights as the content of the FSMTB MBLEx exam: 14 percent on Anatomy & Physiology; 11 percent on Kinesiology; 13 percent on Pathology, Contraindications, Areas of Caution, and Special Populations; 17 percent on Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that Manipulate Soft Tissue; 17 percent on Client Assessment, Reassessment & Treatment Planning; 5 percent on Overview of Massage & Bodywork History / Culture / Modalities; 13 percent on Ethics, Boundaries, Laws, and Regulations; and 10 percent on Guidelines for Professional Practice.
Category: Massage therapy

Prenatal Massage E Book

Author : Elaine Stillerman
ISBN : 9780323075466
Genre : Medical
File Size : 72.79 MB
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Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and postpartum. You'll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. Contraindications and precautions are also provided where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for every client. Comprehensive coverage guides you through all aspects of prenatal massage in a single book, addressing fundamentals, techniques, preparation, and prevention of potential problems. Many useful techniques are described in detail for prenatal through postpartum massage with step-by-step instructions so you can begin using these techniques with your clients immediately. Numerous boxes throughout the text highlight key information and provide clinical tips. Touch Points and In My Experience boxes share the author's personal observations about the chapter material with real-life examples from her years in practice. Over 350 detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs illuminate procedures, concepts, and techniques. Clear writing and organization addresses content in four main units: pregnancy massage, labor massage, postpartum massage, and marketing strategies. A companion DVD packaged with the book contains 45 minutes of video demonstrating different massage techniques presented in the book. DVD icons within the text encourage you to watch relevant video footage at appropriate points. Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter clearly identify the concepts you should focus on in the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to assess your understanding and review important information presented in the book. A glossary of all key terms and definitions makes it easy to quickly look up a new term or to refresh your memory.
Category: Medical

Mosby S Massage Therapy Review

Author : Sandy Fritz
ISBN : 9780323240673
Genre : Medical
File Size : 54.63 MB
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Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this unique review resource prepares you for all of your massage therapy exams — both routine semester exams and tests administered for licensure, such as the National Certification Exam and the MBLEx. This comprehensive review features updated content and questions based on the currently administered licensing exams. Plus, a companion Evolve website comes loaded with 8 practice exams and a variety of review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, electronic coloring book, games, and much more! And for studying on the go, Mosby offers a new mobile app featuring 125 test questions. No other massage review on the market gives you such complete exam preparation! Full color format with 347 illustrations (showing various massage techniques as well as anatomy & physiology) presents information in a more visual, engaging way and helps you retain information better than reviewing text alone. Over 1300 practice questions in the text provide the opportunity to assess your readiness for exams. Over 40 labeling exercises are available throughout the book to help kinesthetic learners retain information. Logical text organization presents review content with illustrations and examples followed by review questions and exams to help you hone test-taking skills as you master facts, learn how to apply them, complete practice questions by topic, and then work through a realistic exam experience. Written to be versatile so it can be used to prepare for licensing exams, as well as classroom exams allows you to prepare for massage licensure exams as well as your regular course load along the way. Answer key printed in the back of the text with rationales provides you additional feedback so you can better understand why answers are correct or incorrect. Esteemed author Sandy Fritz delivers quality content that students and instructors know they can rely on. NEW! Updated content and questions based on the changes to licensing exams delivers the most up-to-date, relevant questions ensuring you’ll be fully prepared to pass the current exams. NEW! Companion website offers 8 practice exams, numerous review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, Body Spectrum electronic coloring book, online flashcards, med term games, animations and more. NEW! Mobile app with practice test questions offers increased flexibility to study on the go and in shorter intervals.
Category: Medical

Theory And Practice Of Therapeutic Massage

Author : Mark F. Beck
ISBN : 1562537989
Genre : Medical
File Size : 54.43 MB
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Delmar's Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage CD-ROM is a student product that enhances classroom learning with interactive content mirroring Milady's Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage. With 45 video clips that offer accompanying copy, the CD-ROM provides visual reinforcement of key procedures, such as draping and manipulation, to help students recall correct practices when outside the classroom. The 10 graphical matching exercises feature "click and drag" technology to apply the correct terms to illustrations for the anatomy and physiology section of the text. The glossary not only provides definitions but audio pronunciations of all terms, aiding students and educators alike in the learning process. Students can quiz themselves with the multiple-choice review questions, which offer feedback in the form of rationales for correct and incorrect choices and tracking to assess progress.
Category: Medical

Deep Tissue Massage Treatment E Book

Author : Jeffrey Simancek
ISBN : 9780323082235
Genre : Medical
File Size : 71.97 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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This significantly revised new edition features an easy-to-use format that provides basic theory and assessment of neuromuscular conditions followed by an extensive overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage Ñ including trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching. Step-by-step treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions are clearly outlined using detailed descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Downloadable assessment forms and 90-minutes of video on proper deep tissue massage techniques are included on the companion Evolve website. Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow. Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice. Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners. Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end-of-book glossary to help you focus on key content. Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice. Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques. NEW! 4-color art program features all new photos of the best techniques, body mechanics, and draping to better illustrate content. NEW! 90 minutes of video on the Evolve companion website vividly demonstrate the proper techniques needed to master deep tissue massage. NEW! Expanded coverage of theory and assessment gives you the background you need on documentation, techniques, and assessments before you begin learning how to perform deep tissue massage. NEW! Anatomic illustrations provide a refresher on pertinent anatomy right before the book heads into treatment coverage to reinforce the essential relationship between anatomy and proper massage. NEW! Expert reviewers, including Joe Muscolino, Sandy Fritz, and more, ensure material is accurate and appropriate for courses on deep tissue. NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek, former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.
Category: Medical