Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science (6e) : 9780134082691

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

 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780134082691
ISBN 10
 
0134082699
Published
 
26/03/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
816
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$152.99
 
 
Title type
 
$96.99
 
 
Description

For introduction to massage therapy or massage techniques/modalities courses


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 6th 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
New to this edition

Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art and Science prepares massage therapists for success
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. The Sixth Edition features new content in the following chapters:

  • Chapter 3, Professional and Personal Development  
  • Chapter 4, Physical Skills, Fitness, Self-Care for the Massage Therapist
  • Chapter 5, Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship  
  • Chapter 9, Medical Terminology, Goal-Oriented, Planning, Documentation  
  • Chapter 10, Hygiene, Equipment, Environment    
  • Chapter 11, Body Mechanics, Table Skills, General Guidelines
  • Chapter 19, Spa Treatments  

Demonstrates techniques dynamically with Practice Sequences and Corresponding Videos

  • Designed to complement the content presented in the book, a complete video library brings the study of the techniques and professional aspects of massage into three dimensions. The video segments can now be accessed in MyHealthProfessionsLab for at-home or in-class viewing. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyHealthProfessionsLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Appeals to visual and kinesthetic learners with engaging learning tools
A wealth of beautiful, anatomical illustrations and clear, step-by-step sequences provide an engaging visual link between the book and hands-on practice.

  • Over 110 new photos (for a total of 850 full-color photoreal illustrations) provide first-class reinforcement for visual learners. The photoreal style is clear, focused, and detailed, without background distractions.
Features & benefits

Demonstrates techniques dynamically with Practice Sequences and Corresponding Videos

  • Practice Sequencesare step-by-step suggested applications demonstrated in full, vibrant detail. These sections can be used as starting points for mastering the techniques and coming up with routines that work best for each student. To help students track their progress, Performance Evaluation Forms are supplied for every Practice Sequence.
  • UPDATED: Designed to complement the content presented in the book, a complete video library brings the study of the techniques and professional aspects of massage into three dimensions.

Facilitates learning with a logical format

  • To help readers set their goals, each chapter begins with a consistent set of features:
    • Chapter Outline provides an organised overview of the material to be covered.
    • Learning Outcomes points readers toward intended goals.
    • Key Terms identifies essential words and concepts.
  • To prepare students to succeed in their training and beyond, each chapter concludes with a built-in study guide:
    • Chapter Highlights summarises each chapter’s information in a user-friendly, bulleted outline.
    • Exam Review presents several different tools to help readers confirm their mastery of the content. Features include:
      • Key Terms matching exercises for studying and applying essential vocabulary
      • Memory Workout fill-in-the-blank reviews of main concepts
      • Test Prep multiple-choice mock exams
      • Video Challenge quizzes based on selected video segments
      • Comprehension Exercises short-answer question series that key in on important ideas.
      • For Greater Understanding suggested field-based activities that employ various learning styles to help readers apply chapter concepts

Appeals to visual and kinesthetic learners with engaging learning tools
A wealth of beautiful, anatomical illustrations and clear, step-by-step sequences provide an engaging visual link between the book and hands-on practice.

  • UPDATED: Over 110 new photos (for a total of 850 full-colour photoreal illustrations) provide first-class reinforcement for visual learners. The photoreal style is clear, focused, and detailed, without background distractions.
  • Real-world, critical-thinking Case for Study scenarios challenge readers to analyse a situation and solve the problem.
  • Practical Application Activities involve observation, role play, creativity, and planning.
  • Critical Thinking Situations encourage students to analyse and evaluate on a deeper level, by contemplating thoughtful questions, asking intelligent questions, broadening their knowledge base, and making informed decisions.
  • Reality Check features a new massage therapist asking for advice from a more experienced colleague. These industry experts provide an insightful view into the profession by responding to questions, feelings, and doubts often left unmentioned.
Author biography

Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD, LMT is a massage therapist, educator, author, and appreciative massage and bodywork client. She has a deep respect for massage therapy as an art, science, and wellness practice. She has studied its traditions and watches for trends in the massage therapy profession today.

Building on her earlier background in sports and fitness, Dr. Benjamin graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in the mid-1980s. She was drawn to massage as an active, hands-on therapy whose foundations dovetail with her former career in health, physical education, and recreation. After having a full-time massage therapy practice, she gravitated back to education, first as an association education director, and then as a teacher and massage school administrator. Over the years, she has served on various committees involved in the development of ethical standards and national certification for massage therapists, and the accreditation of massage programs.

Dr. Benjamin has taught at the high school and college levels, and enjoys developing curriculum materials for the career-oriented courses offered in vocational programs. She holds master’s and advanced study degrees in education with a specialty in curriculum development from Northern Illinois University. A doctorate in recreation and leisure studies from Purdue University has deepened her appreciation of the many facets of wellness and grounded her in a variety of research methods.

Frances M. Tappan approached Patricia Benjamin to join her as coauthor of Healing Massage Techniques for its 3rd edition (1998). After Dr. Tappan’s passing in 1999, Dr. Benjamin continued to update and improve Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques (2010), which remains a standard in the field. Dr. Benjamin authored Professional Foundations for Massage Therapists (2009) to address related professional competencies and combined that information with basic massage skills and applications in Pearson’s Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science (2011). This latest edition of Tappan’s Handbook combines all three of its predecessors for the most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the theory and practice of massage therapy available today. Tappan’s Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art and Science, sixth edition, remains true to Frances Tappan’s vision of healing massage as holistic manual therapy that contributes to the well-being of humanity in so many ways.

In her leisure time, Dr. Benjamin enjoys reading historical fiction and nonfiction, gardening, tai chi and qi gong, and table tennis. Her outdoor pursuits include hiking, canoeing, and birding. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.