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Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th edition is the classic text in the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist, plus the essentials of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are discussed. Full-color illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. A new chapter discusses massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final chapter has been revised to cover business practices for finding employment or successful self-employment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Sixth Edition, comprehensively provides the foundation of knowledge required to become a massage professional. It delves into several areas within the profession, with chapters devoted to spa massage, lymph massage, clinical massage techniques, therapeutic procedure, athletic massage, massage in medicine, and more. Providing a fresh new design, updated terminology and expanded content on topics such as research literacy and business administration, this new edition provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful massage therapist and will be a reference that users can count on throughout their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This text is known for being comprehensive and readable Often used as the main text for programs that are about 500 hours, it covers all the key topics for individuals entering the profession with appropriate balance and depth. Individuals entering massage programs come from widely varied backgrounds; they are all ages, have held various positions, some health-related, some not. Beck is known for being the text that can bring all these student dynamics together under the umbrella of a very readable, approachable text. Students like the fact that the often daunting area of A & P and other clinically challenging learning objectives are made approachable through a unique body system approach to the content and a nice writing style. (Midwest).
Contains detailed interactive exercises such as fill-in-the-blank and matching, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension. This workbook has been updated to reflect changes to Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 6th edition (Spanish).
"Comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy to read, this book focuses on the essential information needed to start a career in massage! This new edition has been extensively revised to address the growth and standardization currently taking place in the massage profession."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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