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Deep Tissue Massage Treatment

This significantly revised new edition features an easy-to-use format that provides basic theory and assessment of neuromuscular conditions followed by an extensive overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage Ñ including trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching. Step-by-step treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions are clearly outlined using detailed descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Downloadable assessment forms and 90-minutes of video on proper deep tissue massage techniques are included on the companion Evolve website.


Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-11286-4


  • 1. Theory

    Theoretical Approach

    Forces applied to the body

    The Nature of Tension and Discomfort

    Emotions and Deep Tissue

    Approach to Deep Tissue

    Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

    2. Assessments

    Postural Assessment

    Postural Distortions and Compensations

    Gait Cycle

    Gait Analysis

    Functional Assessments

    Kinetic Chain Protocol

    Range of Motion

    3. Common Approaches

    Basic Swedish Massage

    Structural Bodywork

    Myofascial Approach

    Trigger Point Therapy

    Friction Techniques


    Putting It All Together

    4. Tools and Techniques

    Principles of Deep Tissue Massage

    Tools for Deep Tissue

    5. Head and Neck

    Migraines & Headaches (HA)

    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder



    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

    6. Shoulder

    Anatomy of the Shoulder

    Adhesive Capsulitis

    Rotator Cuff Injuries

    7. Arm and Hand

    Anatomy of the Arm and Hand

    Nerve Impingements

    Epicondylitis; Tendonitis/Tendonosis

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    8. Back and Abdominals

    Anatomy of the Thoracopelvic Region

    Postural Distortions

    Low Back Pain


    Working with Posture

    9. Hips and Thigh

    Muscles of the Hip and Thigh

    Balancing the Hip

    Psoas Release




    Iliotibial Band Disorder

    10. Leg

    Anatomy of the Leg and Foot

    Sprained/Strained Ankles

    Shin Splints

    Plantar Fasciitis


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