Mosby's PDQ for Massage Therapists - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Mosby's PDQ for Massage Therapists - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


Ideal for both massage students and practicing therapists, this pocket-sized reference provides key information in a handy, easy-to-use format! Bullet lists, tables, and numerous full-color line drawings and photos make this reference ideal for use on the go. This second edition is thoroughly updated and includes new muscle illustrations and new sections on how nutrition and common medications affect massage-treatment planning, helping you provide even more effective treatment for your clients.
  • A quick-reference format provides all of the key information you need with fast-access illustrations, charts, and tables.
  • The pocket-sized format and spiral binding allow the book to lay flat so you can quickly reference the pages you need while leaving your hands free to work.
  • User-friendly, full-color design includes vibrant illustrations, as well as highlights and clarifies important facts to help you easily find what you need.
  • Muscle illustrations and an updated muscle chart provide quick reminders of muscle locations and actions to assist in assessment and treatment planning.
  • The latest nutritional information, with a chart of vitamins and minerals, helps you keep track of patients’ nutritional intake.
  • An updated section on body mechanics with numerous color photos demonstrates correct positioning and posture to perform various strokes and techniques for more effective practice.
  • Updated content on pharmacology and medication helps you provide safe and effective massage with information on the most commonly used medications and their effects on pain sensation.

1. Systems and Organs

2. Functions of ANS

3. Joint Movements

4. ROM

5. Muscles

Safety and Precautions

6. Standard Precautions

7. Endangerment Sites

Massage Application

8. Licensing, Certification, Scope of Practice

9. Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

10. Body Mechanics

11. Draping Suggestions

12. Outcome Massage Sequence

13. Quality of Touch

14. Adapting During Massage Based on Safety and Outcomes

15. Hydrotherapy

16. Lymphatic Drain and Blood Circulation

17. Common Trigger Points

18. Connective Tissue

19. Chakra, Color, Music Therapy

20. Meridians

21. Reflexology

22. Stages of Soft Tissue Healing

23. Development of Treatment Plan

24. Abdominal Massage


25. Taking a Health History

26. Treatment Plan Form

27. SOAP Notes

28. Common Abbreviations

29. Common Word Roots

30. Common Prefixes

31. Common Suffixes

Assessment, Pain, and Pathology

32. Palpation Assessment

33. Posture Assessment

34. Muscle Testing Assessment

35. Joint vs Soft Tissue Assessment

36. Referred Pain

37. Pain Assessment Factors

38. Pain Rating Scales

39. Assessment Scale for Pitting Edema to Determine Appropriateness for Lymphatic Drain

40. Characteristics of Headaches

41. Diseases and Indications/Contraindications for Massage

42. Disorders Related to Chronic Inflammation

43. Skin Pathologies

44. Common Stress Responses

45. Common Drugs by Class

46. Common Herbal Supplements

47. Functions and Sources of Vitamins

48. Functions and Sources of Selected Minerals


49. Basic Life Support

50. Heart Attack Warning Signs

51. English-Spanish Translation Guide

52. Sign Language Chart

53. Research Vocabulary

54. Glossary
Mosby and Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB, Director, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, Lapeer, Michigan, USA
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