Part I: The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage. 1.Historical Overview of Massage. 2.Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage. 3.Professional Ethics for Massage Practitioners. Part II: Human Anatomy and Physiology. 4.Overview. 5.Human Anatomy and Physiology. Part III: Massage Practice. 6.Effects, Benefits, Indications and Contraindications of Massage. 7.Equipment and Products. 8.Sanitary and Safety Practices. 9.Consultation and Documentation. 10.Classical Massage Movements. 11.Application of Massage Technique. 12.Procedures for Complete Body Massages. 13.Hydrotherapy. 14.Massage in the Spa Setting, by Steve Capellini. 15.Clinical Massage Techniques. 16.Lymph Massage. 17.Therapeutic Procedure. 18.Athletic/Sports Massage. 19.Massage for Special Populations. 20.Massage in Medicine. 21.Other Somatic Therapies. Part IV: Massage Business Administration. 22.Business Practices. Appendix I: Basic Pharmacology for Massage Therapists, by Faye N. Schenkman.
Mark F. Beck has been a massage therapist since 1975 and a massage educator for over 20 years. He has served as a school director and was active in the National Massage School Association (AMTA Council of Schools). He has held several offices in state and national professional associations. Mr. Beck was the owner/director/instructor of Magic Valley Massotherapy Institute from 1980 to 1990 and is currently the owner/director of Cooperative Training Systems (1996 - present). He is recognized as one of the original "thought leaders" in massage education and is the creator/author of Structural Muscular Balancing.