The fourth edition of this science essentials text for massage students features new full-colour 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 practise. 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.
Section I: Fundamentals 1. The Body as a Whole 2. Mechanisms of Health and Disease 3. Medical Terminology Section II: Systems of Control 4. Nervous System Basics and the Central Nervous System 5. Peripheral Nervous System 6. Endocrine System Section III: Support, Movement, and Biomechanics 7. Skeletal System 8. Joints 9. Muscles 10. Biomechanics Basics Section IV: Remaining Body Systems 11. Integumentary, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems 12. Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems Appendix A. Quick Reference Muscle Guide Appendix B. Pathology and Diseases and Indications/Contraindications for Massage Therapy Appendix C. Illustrated Orthopedic Tests Glossary Works Consulted
Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral. She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. In addition to being published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Sandy is a prominent author of many Elsevier massage therapy resources, including: Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Mosby's Massage Therapy Review Mosby's Curriculum Guide for Massage Therapy Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Video Series, Volumes 1-4