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New Foundations in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork / Edition 1

New Foundations in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork / Edition 1

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New Foundations in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork offers a core curriculum of fundamental principles and practical applications for beginning students as well as practitioners in the field who seek a reference and review for continuing education. This text also goes beyond the core curriculum by addressing such topics as massage for hospice patients and survivors of abuse as well as massage routines for common pathologies (including carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and fibromyalgia).
With Exam Points highlighted throughout the text as well as a student CD offering additional test questions and study materials, New Foundations is designed to help students reach two important goals: to succeed in passing their National Certification Exam and to ultimately succeed in their careers. Practice expectations and realities are emphasized through case studies and author/contributor anecdotes. Full-color photographs and line art give the student a detailed view of the application or points being studied. Workbook pages, titled Applying Your Knowledge, are incorporated within the chapters for easy access and review.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073025827
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/29/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Basic Concepts of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Chapter 1 - History of Therapeutic Massage
Chapter 2 - Equipment, Environment, and Safety Practices
Chapter 3 - The Massage Therapy Session
Chapter 4 - Therapeutic Massage Techniques
Chapter 5 - Physiological Effects of Therapeutic Massage
Part Two: Kinesiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology
Chapter 6 - Biomechanics of Movement
Chapter 7 - General Overview of the Skeletal System
Chapter 8 - Muscular System
Chapter 9 - Other Body Systems
Part Three: Beyond the Basic Curriculum
Chapter 10 - Maternity, Infant, and Pediatric Massage
Chapter 11 - Massage for Special Populations (Children with Special Needs, Geriatric, and Hospice and Palliative Care)
Chapter 12 - Massage for Survivors of Abuse
Chapter 13 - Sports Massage for Amateur and Professional Athletes
Chapter 14 - Spa Therapy: Peace, Beauty, and Massage
Part Four: Complementary Massage and Bodywork Modalities
Chapter 15 - Eastern Practices and Energy Work
Chapter 16 - Introduction to Other Modalities
Part Five: Wellness for Body and Mind
Chapter 17 - Body-Mind Connection
Chapter 18 - Nutrition and Wellness
Chapter 19 - Eastern and Western Principles of Movement
Part Six: Ethics and Professional Business Practices
Chapter 20 - Business Development, Marketing Success, and Community Education
Chapter 21 - Business Development, Marketing Success, and Community Education
Part Seven: Pharmacology and Specific Pathology Routines
Chapter 22 - Common Medications and Effects in Clients
Chapter 23 - Special Massage Routines for Common Pathologies
Quick Reference Guides
Quick Guide A: State-by-State Requirements
Quick Guide B: Resource List
Quick Guide C: Reference List
Quick Guide D: Medication Terminology and Anatomical
Abbreviations for Massage and Bodywork
Quick Guide E: Muscular System Tables with Origin, Insertion, Innervation, and Actions
Quick Guide F: Aromatherapy and Herbal Preparations
Quick Guide G: Commonly Prescribed Medications

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