The Massage Connection

Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734769

Category: Medical

Page: 677

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This textbook is focused on the anatomy and physiology needs of massage therapy students and practitioners. It gives extensive coverage of the major body systems- integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous -crucial for massage therapy. It also provides an overview of other body systems so students have a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology. (Midwest).

Dynamic Body Use for Effective Strain-free Massage

Author: Darien Pritchard

Publisher: Lotus Publishing; North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780954318895

Category: Human mechanics

Page: 631

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How to apply pressure without straining your body or damaging your hands is one of the greatest challenges involved in massage. The most significant cause of early retirement from the massage profession is the cumulative strains on the body developed in the course of performing massages. The growth of the profession in recent years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of work induced problems. Practitioners can strain their hands, particularly their thumbs, fingers and wrists, and also their shoulders and backs. This book highlights aspects of massage that can lead to these problems and offers guidance for avoiding these. The focus is on how to use your body safely and effectively in massage sessions. This includes involving your whole body to generate the power and movement that supports your working hands, saving your hands by using them skilfully and conserving them by using other body areas such as your forearms and elbows whenever possible. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in massage, whether you are a student, a professional massage practitioner or teacher, sports massage therapist or aromatherapist.

Practical Pathology for the Massage Therapist

Author: Su Fox

Publisher: Corpus

ISBN: 9781903333198

Category: Massage therapy

Page: 160

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Provides information about common medical conditions, underlying causes, signs and symptoms, and indications and contraindications for massage. Easy-to-follow, double-indexed format.

Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323055885

Category: Medical

Page: 529

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"Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, Second Edition, provides complete pathology information with specific message considerations in one convenient text! You'll discover how to adapt massage techniques to ease pain and discomfort, promote healing, and ensure the safety of your clients for a wide range of medical conditions. Unmistakable "stoplight" icons let you know when massage is indicated (green), when to proceed with caution (yellow), and when massage is contraindicated (red)." --Book Jacket.


Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage

Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology

Author: Sandy Fritz,M. James Grosenbach

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323020275

Category: Medical

Page: 759

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Designed specifically for the massage therapy curriculum, this popular textbook includes information on anatomy & physiology, biomechanics, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Integrating textbook content with workbook activities, this clinically relevant resource emphasizes critical thinking and problem-based learning, so readers will see how material applies to real practice. Heavily illustrated in full color, it provides clear visual representation of A&P concepts. In addition, it includes sections on pathologic conditions with suggestions for referral protocols and indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. An ideal companion to Fritz: Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, it provides a wealth of information readers must know in order to pass the certification exams. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. The textbook/workbook format encourages critical thinking and interactive learning through activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and more. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for intervention protocols and indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. EVOLVE website activities, highlighted with an EVOLVE icon, are included in each chapter to direct readers to the Internet for further study. Well referenced coverage discusses the latest research in massage therapy and directs readers to additional literature on the topics in each chapter. More than 600 illustrations enhance the understanding and comprehension of each topic presented. Practical Applications are included in each chapter to support competency-based learning and to enable readers to see the way material applies to real practice. Each chapter contains Chapter Outlines, Objectives, Summaries, Key Terms, Practical Applications, Proficiency Activities, EVOLVE exercises, and Workbook Sections to help improve comprehension. The easy-to-read format engages readers with various learning styles. Content is ideal for National Certification Exam preparation. All chapters have been revised and updated to reflect changes in curriculum standards and to include new educational method research. The entire book features an appealing, full-color design that makes the text easier to use. Content has been expanded significantly in the biomechanics chapter to include muscle testing and assessment. Expanded content has been added in the areas of digestive, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. Quick Reference charts for muscles and pathology give readers at-a-glance references for common muscle and pathology issues encountered by massage therapists. Case studies have been added to promote problem-based learning. Clinical reasoning activities have been re-worked and improved. Illustrations have been improved and expanded throughout the entire book with the addition of approximately 75 new full-color illustrations tailored to the specific needs of massage therapy students.

Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage - E-Book

Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291139

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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The fourth edition of this science essentials text for massage students features new full-color photos and illustrations along with an easy-to-read, conversational style that explains A&P concepts clearly. The book not only helps students learn the information they need to pass certification exams, but it also helps them see how scientific content applies to actual practice. This new edition also features a very enhanced Evolve resource package, along with new material on boosting your knowledge of nutrition and research — two subjects of growing interest in the massage therapy profession. Clinical reasoning activities included in the workbook section for each chapter promote problem-based learning. Format combining workbook and textbook features gives you immediate review tools in the form of matching exercises, short answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions. Sections on pathologic conditions feature intervention protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. Expert author Sandy Fritz provides credibility and authority to the information presented. Practical Applications boxes in each chapter enable you to see the way material applies to real practice and supports competency-based learning. Highly illustrated format features over 700 full-color line drawings and photos. Updated chapters and artwork have all been revised to reflect the most current industry information and reviewer feedback. MTBOK mapping for instructors on the Evolve website includes a mapping document that links the student objectives in the book to the components of the MTBOK. New muscle illustrations in Chapter 9 clearly show attachments and actions, as well as the relationships between different muscles in composite drawings. Coverage of nutrition (now in Chapter 12) includes information on the digestive process, basics of solid nutrition, how vitamins and minerals affect the body, and how proper nutrition affects the functions of all systems of the body. Enhanced pathology and indications/contraindications appendix includes more illustrations to increase your understanding of what you may encounter during practice. Improved biomechanics chapter activities that use photos instead of drawings help you better understand and apply gait assessment and muscle testing concepts.

Introduction to Massage Therapy

Author: Mary Beth Braun,Stephanie J. Simonson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781773744

Category: Medical

Page: 625

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This introductory textbook instills the skills and knowledge needed to become—and excel as—a professional massage therapist. Enhanced by full-color illustrations and photographs, the text integrates functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques and offers extensive 3D anatomical information. Communication, documentation, safety, self-care, and business practices are also covered. This edition features expanded coverage of hydrotherapy, Eastern techniques, sanitation and hygiene, HIPAA, and key topics tested on the National Certification Exam. Other new features include critical thinking exercises and boxes highlighting contraindications to massage or specific strokes. A bound-in Real Bodywork DVD features outstanding video clips of massage sequences.

Shiatsu

Grundlagen und Praxis. Mit einem Geleitwort von Thomas Myers

Author: Carola Beresford-Cooke

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 3437592203

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 424

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Wie kann ich Shiatsu anwenden? Was muss ich beachten? Schlagen Sie nach im ersten deutschsprachigen Lehr- und Praxisbuch – die einzigartige Grundlage für alle Shiatsu-Therapeuten! Grundlagen und Konzept der Chinesischen Medizin und des Zen-Shiatsu Alles über die 5 Elementen Lehre und Funktionskreise Grundtechniken der Shiatsu-Behandlung Schritt für Schritt dargestellt Jetzt in der 3. Auflage komplett überarbeitet und mit 35 Videos

Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists - E-Book

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323441920

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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Complete massage pathology information in one convenient text! Written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 4th Edition provides direct information along with specific therapeutic recommendations. Coverage of over 300 pathologies shows you how to appropriately tailor treatment, and more than 500 full-color photographs make it easier to recognize common pathologies. This edition includes a new chapter on Hospital-based massage which covers protocols needed for therapists working with clients who are medically fragile. Written by massage therapy educator and practitioner Susan Salvo, this resource provides the pathology knowledge you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career. Coverage of over 300 pathologies provides you with ample information without being overwhelming. Over 500 full-color photographs helps you recognize common diseases and conditions. A user-friendly, comprehensive format makes it easy to find key information with learning objectives, list of pathologies, system overview, and pathologies, including description, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and massage considerations. Caution boxes provide tips on prevention to keep practice safe and prepare students for emergency situations. Clinical Tips boxes provide brief, practical hints gleaned from the author’s first-hand experience in clinical practice. Medical Technology boxes highlight special populations, such as clients in wheelchairs or with pacemakers, and explain what the medical device is, and what special precautions or contraindications practitioners should be aware of before working on these clients. List of pathologies with page number references included on the inside front cover for fast lookup of pathologies. UNIQUE! Hospital-based massage chapter covers different protocols needed for massage therapists working in institutionalized care setting and useful information about working with clients who are medically fragile. NEW! Updated pathologies reviewed by practicing massage therapists reflect what you will see in the field as a working practitioner. NEW! Pain content equips you with essential, up-to-date information on the latest theories and management techniques and provides the critical-thinking skills to apply that knowledge in practice.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists

Author: Pat Archer,Lisa A. Nelson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451179707

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Provides all of the anatomy and physiology knowledge a massage therapist needs in a way they can better understand! Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists is a clear, accurate, simple, and comprehensive A&P textbook that focuses on the needs of students in manual therapy education programs. It is a focused text that deliberately emphasizes the information manual therapists need to be familiar with in order to understand the benefits, effects, indications, and contraindications of their specific form of manual therapy. The text includes detailed information not covered in standard A&P texts, adding an entire chapter on neuromuscular and myofascial connections (Chapter 8), and separating the structure and function of the lymphatic system (Chapter 11) from immunity and healing (Chapter 12). This, along with chapter features such as Manual Therapy Applications, Pathology Alerts, and What Do You Think questions, help readers build bridges between the scientific facts and the application of that information to their therapeutic practice.

Relating to Clients

The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists

Author: Su Fox

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106159

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Covering fundamental issues relating to the relationship between complementary therapists and their clients, this text addresses topics such as communication skills, boundaries, psychotherapy and working with vulnerable clients.

Mosby's Massage Therapy Review

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323240674

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this unique review resource prepares you for all of your massage therapy exams — both routine semester exams and tests administered for licensure, such as the National Certification Exam and the MBLEx. This comprehensive review features updated content and questions based on the currently administered licensing exams. Plus, a companion Evolve website comes loaded with 8 practice exams and a variety of review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, electronic coloring book, games, and much more! And for studying on the go, Mosby offers a new mobile app featuring 125 test questions. No other massage review on the market gives you such complete exam preparation! Full color format with 347 illustrations (showing various massage techniques as well as anatomy & physiology) presents information in a more visual, engaging way and helps you retain information better than reviewing text alone. Over 1300 practice questions in the text provide the opportunity to assess your readiness for exams. Over 40 labeling exercises are available throughout the book to help kinesthetic learners retain information. Logical text organization presents review content with illustrations and examples followed by review questions and exams to help you hone test-taking skills as you master facts, learn how to apply them, complete practice questions by topic, and then work through a realistic exam experience. Written to be versatile so it can be used to prepare for licensing exams, as well as classroom exams allows you to prepare for massage licensure exams as well as your regular course load along the way. Answer key printed in the back of the text with rationales provides you additional feedback so you can better understand why answers are correct or incorrect. Esteemed author Sandy Fritz delivers quality content that students and instructors know they can rely on. NEW! Updated content and questions based on the changes to licensing exams delivers the most up-to-date, relevant questions ensuring you’ll be fully prepared to pass the current exams. NEW! Companion website offers 8 practice exams, numerous review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, Body Spectrum electronic coloring book, online flashcards, med term games, animations and more. NEW! Mobile app with practice test questions offers increased flexibility to study on the go and in shorter intervals.

Massage Therapy

Principles and Practice

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 904

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The third edition of this text gives you everything you need to learn and apply the basic principles of massage therapy with ease. It contains a DVD that brings techniques and procedures to life, complete coverage of the latest emerging therapy options and target groups, and new materials to help prepare for exams.

Funktionelle Anatomie der Gelenke

schematisierte und kommentierte Zeichnungen zur menschlichen Biomechanik ; einbändige Ausgabe - obere Extremität, untere Extremität, Rumpf und Wirbelsäule

Author: Ibrahim A. Kapandji

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783131422156

Category:

Page: 805

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Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting - E-Book

Author: Sandy Fritz,Leon Chaitow,Glenn Hymel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070698

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting! Includes a DVD with: Two hours of video showing specific applications, featuring author Sandy Fritz. A complete general protocol for massage. State-of-the-art animations depicting biologic functions and medical procedures. 700 full-color illustrations accompany procedures, concepts, and techniques. An integrated healthcare approach covers the healthcare environment and the skills necessary to be a contributing member of an integrated healthcare team. A research-based focus emphasizes research, clinical reasoning, and outcome-based massage application — for effective massage application in conjunction with healthcare intervention. A complete general protocol provides a guide to treating disorders and maintaining wellness, with recommendations for positioning and interventions, using a step-by-step sequence that can easily be modified to meet a patient's specific needs. A palliative protocol helps you temporarily relieve a patient's symptoms of disorders or diseases. Case studies focus on outcome-based massage for individuals with multiple health issues, detailing assessment, medical intervention, justification for massage, and session documentation. Coverage of advanced massage therapy skills and decision-making skills includes specific themes for effective massage application, allowing you to consolidate massage treatment based on the main outcomes — useful when working with individuals with multiple pathologies or treatment needs. A discussion of aromatherapy provides safe recommendations for the use of essential oils in conjunction with massage, to promote healing of the body and mind. Descriptions of illness and injury include relevant anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology, as well as strategies and massage applications to use for pain management, immune support, stress management, chronic illness, and post-surgical needs. Coverage of insurance and reimbursement issues relates to you as a massage professional. Strategies for general conditions such as substance abuse, mental health, orthopedic injury, and cardiovascular disorders help you specialize in clinical massage. Expert authors provide knowledge in research, massage therapy in healthcare, and manual therapies. Learning resources include chapter outlines, chapter learning objectives, key terms, and workbook-style exercises. A companion Evolve website includes: PubMed links to research supporting best practices and justification for massage application. More information on topics such as insurance, pharmacology, and nutrition. More information on anatomy and physiology and other subjects. A comprehensive glossary with key terms and some audio pronunciations.

Pathology A to Z

A Handbook for Massage Therapists

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Calgary : VanPub Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 444

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Focused on pathology needs for massage therapists, this reference is organized alphabetically according to diseases. It covers over 400 conditions likely encountered by massage therapists, and provides descriptions followed by Cause, Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors and Caution and Recommendations to Therapists. Features include marginal notes providing more information on the topic presented, color illustrations showing some common skin conditions, a section on strategies for prevention of infection, and for safe practice, and coverage of side effects of common drugs. Also available packaged with a CD-ROM. Published by VanPub Books in 1999.


The Massage Therapist's Guide to Pain Management E-Book

Author: Sandy Fritz,Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050989

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Edited by Leon Chaitow and Sandy Fritz, this clearly written and fully illustrated volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips via www.chaitowonline.com which presents the massage therapy techniques involved. Covering all aspects of client assessment, treatment planning and current therapeutic modalities – including adjunctive treatments - this new book is suitable for massage therapists worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the issues involved Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - which presents film clips of the massage therapy techniques involved