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Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage

A Practical Guide for Therapists

Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions.

Physiotherapy students & practitioners

Paperback, 296 Pages

Published: December 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3229-5


  • Preface to the third edition
    Preface to the first edition
    About the authors

    Section 1 - The theoretical basis
    Chapter 1 Massage in context
    Chapter 2 A biological basis
    Chapter 3 Therapeutic and reflex effects
    Chapter 4 Pathological principles

    Section 2 - Practical application of massage
    Chapter 5 Palpation
    Chapter 6 Assessment and treatment planning
    Chapter 7 Massage techniques
    Chapter 8 Regional application of classical massage techniques
    Chapter 9 Reflex therapies

    Section 3 - Clinical uses of massage
    Chapter 10 Relaxation massage
    Chapter 11 Massage for people with long-term and terminal illness
    Chapter 12 Neuromusculoskeletal disorders
    Chapter 13 Massage in sport by Julie Sparrow
    Chapter 14 Client groups



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