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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: $84.99

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

by Susan G. Salvo, EdD, LMT, BCTMB

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - Access Card

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
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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, Cultural Competencies, and Boundaries
    3 Tools of the Trade: Tables, Accessories, Linens, Lubricants, Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, and the Massage Environment
    4 Career Longevity: Wellness, Wellbeing, and Self-Care
    5 Evidence-Informed Practice and Research Literacy
    6 Massage Therapy Research
    7 Body Mechanics, Client Positioning, and Draping
    8 Massage Techniques, Mobilizations, Stretches, Endangerment Sites, and Contraindications
    9 Concepts of Disease, Standard Precautions, Transmission-Based Precautions, Disinfection Procedures, and Emergency Preparedness
    10 Professional Standards: Scope of Practice, Standards of Care, Assessments, Documentation, Informed Consent, Treatment Planning, and Referrals
    11 Special Populations: Massage for Pregnant and Postpartum Clients, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Aging Adults, and Those With Visual, Hearing, and Mobility Impairments
    12 Hydrotherapy: Clinical Applications, Spa Applications, and Spa Procedures
    13 Foot Reflexology: Principles and Practice
    14 Clinical Massage: Pain Theories and Pain Management, Clinical Assessments, and Clinical Application Methods
    15 Seated Massage: Principles and Practice
    16 Asian Bodywork Therapy: Shiatsu, Thai Massage, and Ayurvedic Principles
    17 Business Practices: Getting Started, Marketing, Professional Development, Accounting, and Planning
    18 Introduction to the Human Body: Medical Terminology, Cells, Tissues, and Body Compass
    19 Skeletal System, Pathologies, Disorders, and Injuries
    20 Muscular System, Pathologies, Disorders, and Injuries
    21 Kinesiology
    22 Integumentary System, Pathologies, Conditions, and Injuries
    23 Nervous System, Pathologies, Disorders, and Injuries
    24 Endocrine System and Pathologies
    25 Reproductive System, Pathologies, Conditions, and Disorders
    26 Cardiovascular System, Pathologies, and Disorders
    27 Lymphatic System, Pathologies, and Conditions
    28 Respiratory System, Pathologies, Conditions, and Disorders
    29 Digestive System, Pathologies, Dysfunctions, and Disorders
    30 Urinary System, Pathologies, and Disorders
    Biography Index
  • Susan G. Salvo, EdD, LMT, BCTMB, Director of Education and Instructor at Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy
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