Handbook of Clinical Massage : A Complete Guide for Students and Practitioners

Handbook of Clinical Massage : A Complete Guide for Students and Practitioners


This book gives a comprehensive introduction to massage techniques and offers guidelines on the assessment of each body region prior to massage (including the symptoms and signs relating to pathology).
Well researched and evidence-based, the book takes a unique medical approach describing applied massage techniques for common conditions and their utilization as an adjunct to both conventional and complementary treatments. Generously illustrated with black and white photographs to show how to do the techniques. Additional line drawings illustrate correct postural techniques for the practitioner. Instruction is also given on supplementary techniques for the physically impaired patient.

Handbook of Massage Therapy 2nd edition is aimed at all practitioners and students who practice the various disciplines of physical therapy. It provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to massage therapy whilst being of equal value to the practitioner, presenting theoretical information based on clinical experience and research material.

Thorough descriptions of massage techniques, their physiological effects, indications and contraindications, and how massage may be used therapeutically helps the reader come to a better understanding of the treatment of many common conditions.
Each of the chapters on body regions begins with an assessment of the region with guidelines on the examination of pathological symptoms, signs, and implications for massage treatment, preparing the reader for what is to come.
A generous number of illustrations, including photographs and line drawings, show the correct techniques for the practitioner.
Extra instruction shows supplementary methods for use with patients who are physically impaired, elderly, or unable to lie on the treatment table.

New two-color format gives the text a fresh, vibrant look, assisting the reader with improved visual aids.
Extra material on research presents new developments in the field.
Now includes more on bodywork and forearm massage techniques.
An increased number of anatomical diagrams enhances the ability to clearly understand various techniques.
An expanded section on massage during pregnancy offers the most current information on the topic.

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Mario-Paul Cassar
Paperback | 352 pages
186.94 x 248.92 x 20.07mm | 852.75g
Publication date
09 Jan 2004
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
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