Pearson's Massage Therapy Exam Review, 5th edition

  • Jane S. Garofano


This expanded and updated text fully prepares massage therapy students for the latest massage therapy certifying exams, including NCETMB, NCETM, and MBLEx. PEARSON'S MASSAGE THERAPY EXAM REVIEW, 5/e supports a wide spectrum of students and learning types by providing many ways to study, including simple outlines; intuitive charts, figures, and tables; many exam related questions with answers and rationales; and video and PowerPoint in a brand-new online study component. It fully reflects major recent changes in the NCTMB exam, and now includes more visuals, as well as more content on ethics, business, medical terminology, aromatherapy and pharmacology — giving students an even more complete and useful study resource.

Table of contents

PART I: Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology

1. Medical Terminology

2. Organization of Body, Definitions, and Cytology

3. Integumentary System

4. Skeletal System

5. Muscular System / Kinesiology

6. Cardiovascular System

7. Lymphatic System

8. Respiratory System

9. Nervous System

10. Urinary System

11. Digestive System

12. Endocrine System

13. Reproductive System

14. 300 Questions with Answers and Rationales; Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology


PART II: Pathology and Pharmacology

15. General Pathology

16. Pathology of Systems

17. Basic Pharmacology

18. 200 Questions with Answers and Rationales; Pathology and Pharmacology


PART III: History, Therapeutic Massage, and Bodywork Assessment

19. History

20. Massage and Bodywork Assessment

21. Indications, Benefits and Contraindications of Massage


PART IV: Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Application

22. Massage Application: Basic Principles

23. Massage Application: Methods and Techniques

24. CPR and First Aid

25. Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy

26. 300 Questions with Answers and Rationales Therapeutic Massage Assessment/Application

27. Eastern Energy Bodywork

28. Western Energy Bodywork

29. Modalities Eastern and Western

30. 100 Questions with Answers and Rationales; Energy Bodywork


PART V: Ethics, Professional Standards, and Business and Legal Practices

31. Ethics of Massage and Bodywork / Standards of Practice and Professionalism

32. Business and Legal Practices

33. 100 Questions with Answers and Rationales; Ethics, Standards, Business and Legal


PART VI: Comprehensive Simulated Exams and Answer Keys

34. Simulated NCETMB Exam

35. Simulated NCETM Exam

36. Simulated MBLEx Exam

Appendix A: State Massage Licensing Laws

Appendix B: Massage and Bodywork Organizations and Publications

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Published by Pearson (February 13th 2012) - Copyright © 2013