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 ...Read MoreThis 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.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition helps you master the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities for your career in massage therapy. With clear writing and a straightforward approach, leading massage authority Susan G. Salvo and her team of expert contributors and reviewers provide cutting-edge, practical information and professional insight in one broad, in-depth, and visually engaging resources, giving you everything you need to launch a successful career in massage therapy. New to this edition: * All-new Clinical Massage chapter broadens your career potential with detailed information on trigger points, posture, gait, and rehabilitation for working in physician-referred practices, multidisciplinary clinics, and sports injury environments. * All-new Research Literacy chapter demonstrates the importance of research-based massage practice and guides you through the process of acquiring and applying the latest information. * Expanded Business chapter helps you prepare for today's job market and appeal to potential employers and clients using digital media and social networking tools. * Numerous case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply your knowledge and understanding in realistic scenarios. * Vibrant group muscle illustrations help you accurately identify, locate, and palpate muscles. * Charts and tables summarize important information such as nutrition and pharmacology for fast, easy reference at a glance. * Innovative "motion" photographs demonstrate technique sequence in greater clarity than traditional images. * Content reflects the most essential massage therapy topics as identified by the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK). * Enhanced online resources on Evolve make chapter review and exam preparation fun and engaging.
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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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