|The Massage Connection: Anatomy and Physiology (Lww Massage Therapy & Bodywork Series)||Kalyani Premkumar||This is the anatomy and physiology text written especially for students and practitioners of massage therapy. This edition integrates massage therapy concepts within the anatomy and physiology content, including sections that discuss how massage interacts with the body systems. The book covers all of the major body systems—integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems—that are crucial to effective massage therapy, and provides an overview of other body systems to give students a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology.|
|Trail Guide to the Body Book||Before you can assess or treat a muscle, you first must be able to locate it on the body. This acclaimed book, used in more than 1,700 manual therapy schools, is designed as a hands-on tour that will teach you to palpate the body's structure with ease and precision. With 420 pages and 1,100 illustrations covering more than 144 muscles, 206 bones, 30 ligaments and 110 bony landmarks, this text provides an invaluable map of the body.
Whether you are a massage therapist, physical therapist, sports trainer or student in any bodywork modality, Trail Guide to the Body is for you!
Trail Guide to the Body is one of only five texts on the examination reference list for both the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards(FSMTB).|
|Massage: A Career at Your Fingertips||Martin Ashley JD LMT||Both a career manual and a reference directory, this book begins with an exploration of the nature of the massage profession, its recent history, and the realities of making a living in this field. All aspects of building a practice are discussed, from finding a location to attracting clients and keeping records. A description of the laws regulating massage is given for all 50 states. The reference section of the book contains directories of suppliers and a state-by-state directory of over 800 massage schools. |
|Trail Guide To The Body (4th Edition)||Andrew Biel||Before you can assess or treat a muscle, you first must be able to locate it. This acclaimed book delivers beautifully illustrated information for learning palpation and the musculoskeletal system. It makes mastering the essential manual therapy skills interesting, memorable and easy. With 440 pages and 1,400 illustrations covering more than 162 muscles, 206 bones, 33 ligaments and 110 bony landmarks, this text provides an invaluable map of the body. A complimentary DVD for practicing palpation is included with the textbook. Trail Guide to the Body is a highly recommended textbook for the state licensing tests administered by both the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and is one of only five books on their official examination reference lists. Whether you are a massage therapist, physical therapist, sports trainer or student in any bodywork modality, Trail Guide to the Body is for you!|
|Introduction to Massage Therapy (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series)||Mary Beth Braun and Stephanie J. Simonson||The Second Edition of Introduction to Massage Therapy instills the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a professional massage therapist and excel as one. The authors integrate functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques, helping you translate your knowledge of the underlying science into practice. Designed to prepare you for all aspects of massage practice, the text also covers communication and documentation, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts. This text offers a wealth of 3D anatomical information on the skeletal, muscular, and neurovascular systems, as well as surface anatomy. The Second Edition features expanded coverage of hydrotherapy, Eastern techniques, sanitation and hygiene, and HIPAA. New Features to Help You Master Massage Therapy— New topics have been added or expanded to better prepare you for the National Certification Exam (NCE). Critical thinking exercises test your skills in selecting the correct techniques to apply under specific sets of circumstances. Contraindication boxes highlight particular situations when massage should not be used or a specific stroke may be harmful. More Highlights and Features— Full-color illustrations and photographs help you learn important concepts and techniques. Progressive case studies ask you to develop step-by-step treatment plans for a client. Procedure boxes set forth step-by-step instructions for treatments and assessments. Exercises in each chapter help you assess your grasp of key concepts. Bonus DVD Each copy of the text includes the Real Bodywork DVD, featuring outstanding video clips of massage sequences presented in the text.|
|Deep Tissue Massage, Revised: A Visual Guide to Techniques||Art Riggs||Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice.The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in preventing injury to the therapist. “Strategies” offers more precise protocols and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. “Caveats” details areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution.Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and the psychology of treating injuries.|
|The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers (LWW In Touch Series)||Nina McIntosh||The Educated Heart demystifies the important issues of establishing professional relationships in the manual therapies. The author uses humor, compassion, and humanity to present this complicated content in terms that are highly readable and engaging. The book includes real-life examples and practical solutions to dilemmas and sensitive situations that all bodyworkers face in their everyday practice. A companion website includes downloadable video clips depicting problematic boundary situations commonly experienced by bodyworkers and massage therapists.|
|Understanding and Managing the Therapeutic Relationship||Fred R. McKenzie||Understanding and Managing the Therapeutic Relationship is the first book to integrate the theoretical, practical, and emotional aspects of the clinical relationship between social worker and client. Through a combination of classical and contemporary theory, case examples, and empirically grounded knowledge from attachment and neuroscience disciplines, McKenzie has created a text that captures the emotional aspects of the therapeutic encounter in a way that is informative and accessible to both the beginning clinician and the experienced therapist.|
|Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention (Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation)||Susan L. Michlovitz, James Bellew and Thomas P Nolan Jr||A volume in the Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation Series; edited by Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA. Here s a current, concise, and evidence-based approach to the selection, application, and biophysical effects of therapeutic modalities in a case-based format with a wealth of photographs and figures. The 5th Edition builds and expands on the strengths of previous editions and their focus on expanding and strengthening clinical decision-making skills through a hands-on, problem-solving approach.|
|Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System (6th Edition)||Howard Abadinsky|| Law and Justice: An Introduction to the American Legal System, Sixth Edition offers a thorough examination of the system of justice used in the United States: civil and criminal, juvenile, and therapeutic. This new edition continues its critical review of the legal system and examines issues such as the conflict between the legal system’s need for predictability and the desire for flexibility; the pros and cons of therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice; the issues involved with medical malpractice and more! Provides a comprehensive look at the justice system from various perspectives. Discusses many aspects of law and judicial process such as: the role of natural law, statutory law, legal reasoning, case law, legal education, the legal profession, the court systems, the appellate court process, the constitution, judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys etc. Ideal for anyone interested in the American Legal System.|