This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle.
An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.
Preface Acknowledgements Reviewers Expanded Contents Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MASSAGE THERAPY Chapter 1: Approaching Clinical Massage Therapy Chapter 2: Approaching Assessment Part II: APPROACHING TREATMENT Chapter 3: The Head, Face, and Neck Chapter 4: The Shoulder, Chest, and Upper Back Chapter 5: The Arm and Hand Chapter 6: The Vertebral Column Chapter 7: The Low Back and Abdomen Chapter 8: The Pelvis Chapter 9: The Thigh Chapter 10: The Leg, Ankle, and Foot Appendix A: Anatomical Prefixes and Suffixes Appendix B: Directional and Kinetic Terminology Appendix C: Muscles by Pain Referral Zone Appendix D: Suggested Readings Glossary Index