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cover image - Massage Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323881227
Publication Date: 11-11-2022
Page Count: 808
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $81.99

Massage Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 7th Edition

by Susan G. Salvo, EdD, LMT, BCTMB

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - Access Card

ISBN: 9780323881227
Publication Date: 11-11-2022
Page Count: 808
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $81.99
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Make the essential principles of massage therapy more approachable for your students! Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 7th Edition prepares your students for success in class, on exams, and in practice settings. This student-friendly text includes more than 700 images, expanded information on the latest protocols, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter, and updated pathologies which reflect what students will encounter in the field.


    • Simple, straightforward coverage is written in a clear, approachable manner to strengthen student comprehension.
    • UNIQUE! Combined anatomy and physiology and fundamentals material make this a streamlined solution — one book to buy, one book to carry, one complete resource to reference.
    • Certification Practice Exam mimics the major certification exams and provides excellent practice for board review.
    • Critical thinking questions at the end of the chapters help students develop clinical reasoning skills.
    • Robust art program enhances understanding and comprehension of each topic presented through a mixture of high-quality illustrations and clinical photographs.
    • NEW! Updated Hydrotherapy and Spa chapter features the latest procedures.
    • NEW! Expanded sports massage section in the Clinical Massage chapter offers additional information on this growing practice area.
    • NEW! Revised artwork in the Kinesiology chapter clearly illustrates key concepts.



    1. History of Massage: Prehistoric Times to the Modern Era and

    Professional Societies, Organizations, and Associations

    2. The Therapeutic Relationship: Ethics, Boundaries, and

    Cultural Competencies

    3. Tools of the Trade: Massage Tables, Table Accessories, Linens,

    Lubricants, Essential Oils, and the Treatment Room

    4. Career Longevity: Self-Care, Burnout Prevention, and

    the Wellness Model

    5. Evidence-Informed Practice and Research Literacy

    6. Massage Therapy and Research: A Review of the Literature

    7. Body Mechanics, Client Positioning, and Draping

    8. Massage Techniques, Mobilizations, and Stretches

    9. Standard Precautions, Contraindications, and Emergency


    10. Professional Standards: Scope of Practice, Assessments, Treatment

    Planning, Informed Consent, and Documentation

    11. Special Populations: Massage for Pregnant Women, Infants, Children,

    Adolescents, Tactical Athletes and the Military, Elderly, and People

    With Impairments

    12. NEW! Hydrotherapy: Clinical and Spa Applications

    13. Foot Reflexology: Principles and Practice

    14. Clinical Massage: Pain, Trigger Points, Fascia, Orthopedic Assessments,

    and Application Methods

    15. Seated Massage: Principles and Practice

    16. Asian Bodywork Therapy: Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Ayurvedic Principles,

    and Chakras

    17. Business Practices: Licensing, Employment, Marketing, Professional

    Development, Resources, Accounting, and Planning



    18. Introduction to the Human Body: Medical Terminology, Cells, Tissues,

    and the Body Compass

    19. Skeletal System and Pathologies

    20. Muscular System and Pathologies

    21. Kinesiology

    22. Integumentary System and Pathologies

    23. Nervous System and Pathologies

    24. Endocrine System and Pathologies

    25. Reproductive System and Pathologies

    26. Cardiovascular System and Pathologies

    27. Lymphatic System and Pathologies

    28. Respiratory System and Pathologies

    29. Digestive System and Pathologies

    30. Urinary System and Pathologies


    Short Biography Index


  • Susan G. Salvo, EdD, LMT, BCTMB, Director of Education and Instructor at Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy
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