Beard's Massage

5th Edition

Principles and Practice of Soft Tissue Manipulation

Editor:

  • Giovanni De Domenico
  • Key Features

    • Practical step-by-step guidance to help you develop massage sequences that best meet the needs of your patients.
    • Sections on massage strokes show the direction and sequence of each stroke, allowing you the benefit of using one comprehensive resource instead of several texts.
    • Includes guidance in Swedish Remedial Massage techniques to help you develop proper massage techniques and sequences that best meet the needs of each individual client.
    • Nearly 500 line drawings and photos demonstrate how to perform all of the basic strokes, the physiologic and therapeutic effects of each technique, and how to apply the most appropriate massage sequences to specific regions of the body.
    • Photos include directional arrows that show hand position and movement across the patient.
    • Updated references facilitate further study and demonstrate currency of the text.

    Table of Contents

    PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES

    1. Historic Perspectives

    2. Anatomical Landmarks for Soft Tissue Massage – NEW!

    3. Essential Requirements for Soft Tissue Manipulation

    4. Classification, Definitions, and Descriptions of the Basic Massage Strokes and Relaxed Passive Movements

    5. Mechanical, Physiological, Psychological, and Therapeutic Effects of Soft Tissue Manipulation

    PART II: PRACTICE

    6. Soft Tissue Manipulation Techniques as an Evaluation Tool

    7. General Massage Sequences

    8. Local Massage Sequences

    9. Focal Massage Sequences – NEW!

    10. Massage for the Patient with a Respiratory Condition

    11. Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)

    12. Decongestive Therapy for the Treatment of Lymphedema – NEW!

    13. Massage in Sport – NEW!

    14. Massage for the Baby and Infant – NEW!

    15. Massage in Palliative Care – NEW!

    16. Soft Tissue Manipulation in Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) – NEW!

    17. Eastern Systems of Soft Tissue Manipulation

    Appendix: Closed Chest (External) Cardiac Massage

    Index

    Details

    No. of pages:
    336
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9780721603506
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781455757060

    About the editor

    Giovanni De Domenico

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health Professions, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL