Key Features

  • Full-color photographs and drawings clearly depict each technique.
  • An Essentials of Practice chapter helps you translate your knowledge into revenue by addressing crucial topics such as determining target markets, job-related conditions, marketing methods, introductory letters, setting fees, drawing up contracts, and getting paid, and includes practical advice from practitioners who offer chair massage.
  • Unique! Coverage of low back techniques includes specific techniques for treating low back pain, its causes, when to perform massage, and when it is contraindicated.
  • Unique! A chapter on additional techniques and adaptations covers body regions such as the iliotibial band, gastrocnemius, pectorals, anterior neck muscles, and serratus anterior, plus situations such as clients in wheelchairs.
  • Unique! A segment on closing the session describes positive ways to finalize a chair massage session, including use of percussion as a finishing technique, closing stretches, a post-treatment discussion, and helping the client off the chair.
  • A Communications and Ethics chapter addresses important topics such as the ethical presentation of self, boundaries, communicating with clients about feedback, pre- and post-treatment interviews, and intake forms.
  • A review of anatomy and kinesiology covers the specific information that you need to know in order make treatment decisions and perform routines.
  • Coverage of traditional Chinese medicine points and channels gives you more techniques to use during chair massage practice.
  • Sample dialogues provide examples of effective communication with clients during their sessions.

Table of Contents

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Preface

1. What is Chair Massage?

2. Essentials of Practice

3. Basic Sequence

4. Enhancing Treatment Sessions

5. Additional Techniques and Adaptations

6. Essentials of Business

7. Communication and Ethics

Appendix A: Traditional Chinese Medicine Channel Review

Appendix B: Anatomy and Kinesiology Review

Answers to Study Questions

References

Resources

Index

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323167697
eBook ISBN:
9780323083034
Print ISBN:
9780323025591

About the authors

Patricia Holland

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor and Dean of Students, Cortiva Institute-Tucson; Owner and Practitioner, Mindful Touch Therapeutic Massage, Tucson, AZ

Sandra Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Owner and Practitioner, Tucson Touch Therapies Treatment Center and Education Center, Tucson, AZ