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cover image - Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323661836
Page Count: 840
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $99.99

Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 7th Edition

by Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB and Luke Fritz, LMT

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cover image - Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323661836
Page Count: 840
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $99.99
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A solid foundation in the fundamentals ensures your students are ready to succeed as massage therapists! Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage helps students build the skills they need, from assessing problems and planning treatment to mastering massage techniques and protocols. Hundreds of photographs demonstrate massage techniques step by step, and case studies bring concepts to life. ‘How-to’ videos on the Evolve companion website demonstrate manipulation techniques, body mechanics, positioning and draping, and more. If you want to prepare students for licensing and certification exams as well as career success, this resource from massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz is your text of choice. It’s the ideal complement to Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage!

    • Comprehensive coverage includes all of the fundamentals of therapeutic massage, including massage techniques, equipment and supplies, wellness, working with special populations, and business considerations; it also prepares you for success on licensing and certification exams.
    • Step-by-step, full-color photographs demonstrate massage techniques and protocols by body area.
    • Three hours of video on the Evolve website demonstrate techniques and body mechanics — each clip is narrated and performed by author Sandy Fritz — as well as review activities for licensing exams. 
    • Proficiency exercises provide opportunities to practice and apply what you are learning.
    • Case studies offer practice with clinical reasoning and prepare you to address conditions commonly encountered in professional practice.
    • Coverage of body mechanics helps you to create an ergonomically effective massage environment and to determine appropriate pressure, drag, and duration application while applying massage methods.
    • Coverage of multiple charting methods helps you develop record-keeping and documentation skills, including SOAP and computer charting with simulation on Evolve.
    • Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, activities and exercises, and workbook-type practice.
    • Review tools include matching exercises, short answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions, all available on Evolve.
    • Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice chapter includes new research findings and explains how research is done, and how to read and understand it.
    • Adaptive Massage chapter explains how to address the needs of specific populations, from pregnant women and infants to hospice patients and people with physical impairments.
    • Massage Career Tracks and Practice Settings chapter covers massage therapy services offered at spas, and looks at the spa as a possible massage career.
    • In-depth coverage of HIPAA shows how to store records in a HIPAA-compliant manner and explains HIPAA requirements and training.
    • Foot in the Door boxes outline the professional skills expected by prospective employers.
    • Updated Basic Pharmacology for the Massage Therapist appendix provides up-to-date information on common medications.
    • NEW! Mock licensing exam is added to the Evolve companion website, and the text now includes review questions at the end of each chapter.
    • NEW! Additional content on critical thinking and research helps in building an evidence-informed practice.
    • NEW! Increased coverage of human trafficking is designed to raise awareness and prevent the spread of this criminal activity.
    • NEW! Updated illustrations in Body Mechanics chapter show how to create an ergonomically effective massage environment.
  • 1. Therapeutic Massage as a Profession
    2. Ethics, Professionalism, and Legal Issues
    3. Business Considerations for a Career in Therapeutic Massage
    4. Massage and Medical Terminology for Professional Record Keeping
    5. Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice
    6. Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Massage
    7. Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety
    8. Body Mechanics
    9. Preparation for Massage: Equipment, Professional Environment, Positioning, and Draping
    10. Massage Manipulations and Techniques
    11. Assessment Procedures for Developing a Care/Treatment Plan
    12. Complementary Bodywork Systems
    13. Massage Career Tracks and Practice Settings
    14. Adaptive Massage
    15. Wellness Education
    16. Case Studies
    Appendix A: Indications and Contraindications to Massage
    Appendix B: Skin Pathology: Common Skin Disorders
    Appendix C: Basic Pharmacology for the Massage Therapist
    Glossary
  • Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB, Founder, Owner, Director, and Head Instructor
    Health Enrichment Center
    School of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
    Lapeer, Michigan and Luke Fritz, LMT, Instructor
    Health Enrichment Center
    School of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
    Lapeer, Michigan
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