This text provides comprehensive information on the theory and practice of massage therapy, successfully fusing the anatomical sciences with hands-on techniques. It covers Swedish massage techniques, in addition to clinical massage, Asian bodywork techniques, spa techniques, seated massage, and adaptations for special populations - addressing ...
This text provides comprehensive information on the theory and practice of massage therapy, successfully fusing the anatomical sciences with hands-on techniques. It covers Swedish massage techniques, in addition to clinical massage, Asian bodywork techniques, spa techniques, seated massage, and adaptations for special populations - addressing history, equipment, hygiene and sanitation, technique, contraindications, communication and client management, alternative therapies, and business. An entire unit on anatomy and physiology reinforces a general understanding of anatomical science while focusing on practical information that is most important to the massage practitioner, such as specific benefits, contraindications, touch research, and adaptations of massage to each individual body system. Extensive pedagogy includes chapter objectives, famous quotations, chapter self-tests, mini-labs, notes from the author, FYI boxes, biographies, and other special boxes. Interactive skill building activities encourage readers not just to read but to think about, experience, and discuss topics, as well as write about their goals and aspirations.
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This book is informative however there is a lot of superfluous information to sift through before getting to what one really needs to know to pass the MBLeX. Zero in on the anatomy chapters and skip the history. It's a decent technical book but you do have to sift through it. The end of section quizzes are not as challenging as I had expected but they are good enough for a section review.
Aug 27, 2009
Excellent book for someone who is starting a career in Massage Therapy. Easy to use and very helpful with the test pages at the end of each chapter. As a new student, I have been able to use this book every day.
It is beyond my expectations. Very happy and I will always keep it in my clinic.
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