For courses in Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy.
This pioneering text in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-to-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, another health-related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you!
I. FOUNDATIONS. 1. Healing Massage-A Wellness Perspective. 2. A History of Massage. 3. Effects and Benefits of Massage. 4. Clinical Applications of Massage. 5. Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, and Cautions. 6. Guidelines for Giving Massage.
II. WESTERN MASSAGE. 7. Western Massage Techniques. 8. Joint Movements. 9. Full-Body Western Massage. 10. Regional Applications. 11. Hydrotherapy/Thermal Therapies.
III. CONTEMPORARY MASSAGE AND BODYWORK. 12. Myofascial Massage. 13. Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT): Trigger Points. 14. Lymphatic Drainage Massage. 15. Foot Reflexology. 16. Polarity Therapy.
IV. ASIAN BODYWORK TRADITION. 17. Asian Bodywork Therapy-Theory. 18. Amma: Traditional Japanese Massage. 19. Zen Shiatsu: An Overview. 20. Jin Shin Do.
V. APPLICATIONS OF MASSAGE. 21. Sports and Fitness. 22. Mother and Child. 23. Healthy Aging. 24. Terminally Ill and Dying. 25. Seated Massage-Workplace. 26. The Art of Healing Touch. Appendix A: 25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Appendix B: Organizations and Publications. Appendix C: Massage Licensing Laws in North America. Appendix D: Performance Evaluation Forms. Appendix E: Health History Forms. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.