Deep Tissue Massage Treatment

2nd Edition


  • Jeffrey Simancek
    • Print ISBN 9780323112864
    • Electronic ISBN

    Key Features

    • Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow.
    • Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side.
    • Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice.
    • Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners.
    • Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end-of-book glossary to help you focus on key content.
    • Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice.
    • Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques.

    Table of Contents

    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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