Pearson's Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science
©2011 |Pearson | Out of print
Patricia J. Benjamin, Ph.D.
©2011 |Pearson | Out of print
Practice Sequences with Corresponding Videos
Practice Sequencesare step-by-step suggested applications of the techniques described in the book. These sections can be used as starting points for mastering the techniques and coming up with routines that work best for each student. Each Practice Sequence is demonstrated in full, vibrant detail on the student DVD that accompanies this text.
Each chapter begins with a consistent set of features that help readers set their goals.
• Chapter Outline provides an organized overview of the material to be covered.
• Learning Outcomes points readers toward intended goals.
• Key Terms identifies essential words and concepts.
• Massage in Action points readers to the appropriate video content on the DVD.
Within the chapter a wealth of learning tools are found to enhance learning.
Over 650 full-color illustrations provide first-class reinforcement for today’s visual learners. The photoreal styleis clear, focused, and detailed, without the background distractions of actual photographs.
Case for Study
Real-world, critical-thinking scenarios that challenge readers to analyze a situation and solve the problem.
Activities that involve observation, role play, creativity, and planning.
Situations that students can analyze and evaluate on a deeper level, by contemplating thoughtful questions, asking intelligent questions, broadening their knowledge base, and making informed decisions.
A report-from-the-real-world feature, in which a new massage therapist asks for advice from a more experienced colleague who provides an insightful view into the profession by responding to questions, feelings, and doubts often left unmentioned.
Found throughout Chapter 6, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology, this feature targets the fundamental link between human science and its application to therapeutic massage.
Chapters end with
Chapter Highlightssummarizes each chapter’s information in a user-friendly, bulleted outline.
Exam Reviewpresents several different tools to help readers confirm their mastery of the
PART I FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1 The Massage Therapy Profession
Chapter 2 The History of Massage as a Vocation
Chapter 3 Professional and Personal Development
Chapter 4 Physical Skills, Fitness, and Self-Care for the Massage Therapist
Chapter 5 Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 6 Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology
Part II Knowledge and Planning for Massage Sessions
Chapter 7 Effects of Massage
Chapter 8 Clinical Applications of Massage
Chapter 9 Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, and Cautions
Chapter 10 Goal-Oriented Planning and Documentation
Part III Basic Massage guidelines and Applications
Chapter 11 Hygiene, Equipment, and Environment
Chapter 12 Body Mechanics, Table Skills, and Application Guidelines
Chapter 13 Western Massage Techniques
Chapter 14 Full-Body Massage Sequence
Chapter 15 Seated Massage
Part IV Adjunct Therapies and Special Applications
Chapter 16 Hydrotherapy and Temperature Therapies
Chapter 17 Spa Applications
Chapter 18 Contemporary Massage and Bodywork
Chapter 19 Eastern Bodywork
Chapter 20 Special Populations and Adaptations
Part V Career and Practice Development
Chapter 21 Career Plans and Employment
Chapter 22 Private Practice and Finances
Chapter 23 Business Ethics
A 25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
B Personal Care and Health Professionals
C Organizations and Publications
D Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists
E Goal-Oriented Planning
F Performance Evaluation Forms
G Intake and Health History Forms
H References and Additional Resources
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