Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science VitalSource eText (6e) : 9780134070803

Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science VitalSource eText (6e)

 
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6
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9780134070803
ISBN 10
 
0134070801
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05/02/2016
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For introduction to massage therapy or massage techniques/modalities courses

Prepare massage therapists for success with a next-generation learning tool
Successful massage therapists excel at blending the art and science of the profession. Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art and Science is a learning tool for a new generation, but it results from years of experience, wisdom, and research on the part of the author and contributing therapists. This pioneering book in massage therapy provides the foundation, guidance, and the know-how that students need to master the essential task of blending art with science.

The new Sixth Edition is an all-inclusive text for massage therapy students that moves beyond technique to encompass expanded foundational learning and professional and personal development, massage techniques, and career and practice development. With its logical format and compelling visuals, students will gain practical knowledge of the techniques and skills they need to become outstanding massage therapists.

Table of contents

PART 1 FOUNDATIONS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY PROFESSIONALS

Massage Therapy Profession
History of Massage as a Vocation
Professional and Personal Development
Physical Skills, Fitness, and Self-Care for the Massage Therapist
Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship

PART 2 FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING AND GIVING MASSAGE SESSIONS

Effects of Massage and Research Literacy
Clinical Applications of Massage
Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, Cautions
Medical Terminology, Goal-Oriented Planning, Documentation
Hygiene, Equipment, Environment
Body Mechanics, Table Skills, General Guidelines

PART 3 TAPPAN’S GUIDE TO HEALING MASSAGE

Swedish Massage Techniques
Joint Movements
Full-Body Swedish Massage
Regional Massage Applications–Upper Body
Regional Massage Applications–Lower Body
Hydrotherapy and Temperature Therapies

PART 4 TAPPAN’S GUIDE TO SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

Special Populations and Adaptations
Spa Treatments
Seated Massage

PART 5 TAPPAN’S GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY MASSAGE AND BODYWORK

Myofascial Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Lymphatic Facilitation
Reflexology
Energy-Based Bodywork

PART 6 FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

Career Plans and Employment
Private Practice and Finances
Business Ethics

APPENDICES
Appendix A Organizations and Publications
Appendix B Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists
Appendix C Goal-Oriented Planning
Appendix D Performance Evaluation Forms
Appendix E Intake, Health History, Note Forms
Appendix F References and Additional Resources

INTERACTIVE GLOSSARY
INDEX

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