|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.|
|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. |
|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.|
|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).|
|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!|
|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.|
|Facilitated Stretching - 3rd Edition||Robert McAtee and Jeff Charland|| The third edition of Facilitated Stretching is now revised, reorganized, and packaged with a DVD—surpassing its popular predecessor as the best source for the latest PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching techniques. Facilitated Stretching, Third Edition, provides a useful overview of PNF stretching—a safe and easy-to-use method that involves stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance, then stretching it again to a new range of motion. These steps apply whether you are isolating one muscle at a time or using the spiral-diagonal patterns of PNF to stretch groups of muscles simultaneously. The third edition contains all the great features of the previous edition, plus the following:-A companion DVD that demonstrates live stretching techniques from the book for a clearer understanding -New stretching routines for a variety of popular activities including running, golf, swimming, cycling, and throwing and racket sports -General stretches and stretches for older participants-Stretching activities with added strength work using stability balls and elastic bands -Stretching and strengthening tips for dealing with—and even preventing—common soft-tissue injuriesThe new edition has also been reorganized using a regional approach to presenting muscle group functions around specific joints. You will learn how to stretch each major muscle in the body, both individually and in groups. In addition, you will discover how to appropriately use group pattern stretches to improve flexibility and coordination and individual muscle stretches to relax tight muscles and break up adhesions within or between muscles. Instruction is provided for using the techniques on your own or with a partner.More than 350 photographs showing the progression of stretches enrich the book while the new 60-minute DVD demonstrates the stretches and strengthening exercises in even more detail. Icons are featured throughout the text, indicating which exercises are demonstrated on the DVD. A unique binding also allows you to lay the book flat while performing the exercises without losing your place. The DVD serves as a great visual tool for improving your technique and getting the most out of your routines. An ideal reference for fitness professionals, Facilitated Stretching, Third Edition, provides techniques to help athletes, patients, and clients improve flexibility, strength, and coordination while also treating and preventing injuries. Students in massage therapy, athletic training, and other professional training programs will discover how to use facilitated stretching in conjunction with massage and other manual therapy techniques. A test package is also available for instructors and is conveniently offered through a product-specific Web site: www.HumanKinetics.com/FacilitatedStretching.With Facilitated Stretching, Third Edition, you have a cutting-edge tool packed with the latest PNF stretching techniques to help you assess current muscle function, improve range of motion, increase strength, reduce overuse injuries, and enhance performance. |
|The Concise Book of Muscles, Revised Edition||Chris Jarmey||A clear, simple guide for students of anatomy as well as an excellent resource for athletes, massage therapists, and anyone interested in the workings of the human body, this user-friendly book is organized around six muscle groups. They include muscles of the face head, and neck; the trunk; the shoulder and upper arm; the forearm and hand; the hip and thigh; and the leg and foot. Each of the groups is given a distinctive color to make it easy to identify, and each muscle is shown in its relationship to the skeleton. Each gets a complete profile, including origin/insertion, action of the muscle, which nerve controls it, movements that use it, and exercises and stretches that strengthen it. The Concise Book of Muscles shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. This expanded edition of a leading anatomy reference book includes 20 muscles not previously covered, adding greater depth to the original edition while remaining accessible and affordable.|
|The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Making Money from Home, Revised 2nd Edition: Choosing the Business That's Right for You Using the Skills and Interests You Already Have||Liz Folger||Increase Your Family’s Income While Taking Care of Your Children!Did you know that millions of moms just like you are making money from the comfort of their homes? You can do it too! Stay-at-home mom expert Liz Folger shows you step-by-step how you can stay home with your kids and make money doing something you really enjoy. From scrapbooking, catering, and massage therapy to pet sitting, accounting, Web designing, and hundreds more, you can turn your skills and talents into profits for you and your family. Inside, you’ll learn how to: ·Find a business you love ·Plan and budget your time ·Manage yourself, your business, and your family ·Tap into the Internet’s vast resources and opportunities ·Avoid get-rich scams and costly mistakes ·Obtain a business license ·And much, much more! You’ll also discover tips and advice from 35 moms who have started their own successful businesses from home. If they can do it, why not you? With The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide, you too can turn your home-business dreams into reality. "This latest edition of The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide will continue to inspire moms (and dads) in finding that perfect balance between a work-from-home venture and family life.” —Priscilla Y. Huff, author of 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women “Liz Folger provides solid, invaluable information that will start you off right toward home-business success. The National Association of At-Home Mothers highly recommends this book for any mother wishing to make money from home." —Jeanette Lisefski, founder of AtHomeMothers.com and the National Association of At-Home Mothers "On-target guidance that will hone your entrepreneurial skills and lead you to success in the right home-based business." —Richard Henderson, publisher of Home Business Magazine|