Handbook of Clinical Massage

A Complete Guide for Students and Practitioners


  • Mario-Paul Cassar, ND, DO, Senior Lecturer & Faculty Member, The College of Osteopaths; Principal, Massage & Bodywork Institute; founder and past Chair of the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists; co-founder and first Chair, British Massage Therapy Council

Well researched and evidence-based, this book takes a unique medical approach to describing applied massage techniques for common conditions and their utilization as an adjunct to both conventional and complementary treatments. Offers guidelines on the assessment of each body region prior to massage, including symptoms and signs relating to pathology. Features photographs and line drawings that clearly illustrate correct postural techniques.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07349-6

Table of Contents

1. Massage Therapy
2. The Massage Techniques
3. The Effects of Massage
4. The Clinical Application of Massage
5. Massage for Body Regions: The Back
6. Massage for Body Regions: The Lower Limb
7. Massage for Body Regions: The Abdomen
8. Massage for Body Regions: The Chest
9. Massage for Body Regions: The Upper Limb
10. Massage for Body Regions: The Face, Head, and Neck