|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.|
|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).|
|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!|
|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.|
|Fascial Release for Structural Balance||Thomas Myers and James Earls||Fascia, the soft tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in supporting the body. By learning to intelligently manipulate it, a bodyworker or therapist can help clients with many chronic conditions, providing immediate pain relief as well as reducing ongoing aches and pains. In Fascial Release for Structural Balance, authors James Earls and Thomas Meyers—both respected bodywork professionals—argue that approaching the fascia requires “a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques.” Designed for any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy, including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists, this book offers a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including postural analysis, complete technique descriptions, and the art of proper assessment of a patient through “bodyreading.” Featuring 150 black-and-white photographs, Fascial Release for Structural Balance provides the information therapists need to give effective treatments and create long-lasting, systemic change in clients’ shape and structure.|
|Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain: The Practice of Informed Touch||Donna Finando L.Ac. L.M.T. and Steven Finando Ph.D. L.Ac.||A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain• Contains detailed illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations• 15,000 copies sold in first hardcover editionMyofascial pain syndromes are among the fastest growing problems that physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists encounter in their patients. In Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain Donna and Steven Finando have organized vast amounts of information on treating myofascial pain into an accessible "user's manual" for healthcare practitioners. They examine a wide range of pain patterns and present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide to treatment of muscle pain begins with chapters on the concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, specific trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on each muscle to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately individual points of pain and compensation. A visual index allows easy identification of the muscles that may be involved. Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain provides necessary and invaluable information for sufferers and any professional involved with myofascial disorders.|
|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. |