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Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage with CDROM


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Foreword Preface 1. Foundations of Therapeutic Touch and Applications of Touch 2. Professionalism and Legal Issues 3. Medical Terminology for Professional Record Keeping 4. The Scientific Art of Therapeutic Massage 5. Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Massage 6. Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety 7. Body Mechanics 8. Preparation for Massage 9. Massage Manipulations and Techniques 10. Assessment Procedures for Developing a Care Plan 11. Complementary Bodywork Systems 12. Serving Special Populations 13. Wellness Education 14. Business Considerations for a Career in Therapeutic Massage 15. Integration-Case Studies Final Word Works Consulted Glossary Appendix A: Indications and Contraindications to Massage Appendix B: Skin Pathology Appendix C: Common Medications and Possible Implications for Massage Appendix D: Resource List Appendix E: Self-Massage

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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

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