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Massage Therapy

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"Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition" gives you everything you need to learn and apply the basic principles of massage therapy with ease! This new edition is more straightforward and easy-to-use than ever, with a new DVD that brings techniques and procedures to life, complete coverage of the latest emerging therapy options and target groups, and new practice materials to help you prepare for certification exams and therapeutic practice. Heavily illustrated and thoroughly revised to cover the widest range of modalities and massage topics in one book, it's the foundation for massage therapy success!
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Table of Contents

Unit One: Surveying the Territory: History, Standards, Boundaries, Equipment and Environment 1. A Historical Perspective of Massage 2. The Therapeutic Relationship Enhanced! 3. Tools of the Trade and the Massage Environment Unit Two: Benefits, Contraindications, Screening, Technique, and Special Considerations for the Massage Practitioner 4. Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety Standards 5. Massage Physiology: Benefits, Indications, Contraindications, and Endangerment Sites Enhanced! 6. The Science of Body and Table Mechanics 7. Classifying Swedish Massage Movements 8. Assessment and Planning Enhanced! 9. Pregnancy and Infant Massage New! 10. Adaptive Massage Enhanced! Unit Three: Anatomy and Physiology for the Massage Therapist 11. Introduction to the Human Body 12. Integumentary System 13. Skeletal System 14. Skeletal Nomenclature 15. Muscular System 16. Muscular Nomenclature and Kinesiology 17. Nervous System 18. Endocrine Glands and Hormones 19. Circulatory and Lymphatic/Immune Systems 20. Respiratory System 21. Digestive System 22. Urinary System 23. Reproductive System New! Unit Four: A User's Guide to Complementary and Adjunctive Therapies 24. Hydrotherapy and Spa Applications Enhanced! 25. Foot Reflexology New! 26. Clinical Massage for Sports and Rehabilitation Enhanced! 27. Seated Massage 28. Eastern Massage Therapies Enhanced! Unit Five: Business Practices 29. The Business of Massage Enhanced! Appendices A. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Code of Ethics B. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Standards of Practice C. Common Abbreviations, Symbols, Prescriptive Directions, Medical Terminology, Pathologies, Modalities, and Findings D. Nutrition New! E. Pharmacology New! Glossary Index

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