Key Features

  • More than 350 illustrations and photographs of manual applications
  • Questions and activities at the end of each chapter
  • Comprehensive glossary

Table of Contents

Foreword

Contributors

Acknowledgements

Preface

Section 1 A Framework for Massage Practice

1: Philosophies, principles and definitions

2: History of massage

3: Massage and it’s role in an integrative health care model

4: The importance of touch

Section 2 The Professional Therapist

5: Scope of practice, ethics and law in massage therapy practice

6: Defining boundaries in the client practitioner relationship

7: The evidence for massage therapy

Section 3 Preparing for Massage Practice

8: The massage setting

9: Self care for the massage therapist

10: Infection control in massage therapy practice

Section 4 Making Initial Contact with the Client

11: The health assessment process

12: Precautions and safe practice for massage

13: Pharmacological considerations for massage therapy practice

Section 5 Providing the Massage Treatment

14: Body mechanics for the practice of massage

15: Positioning and draping the client

16: The techniques Swedish massage

17: Applying massage in practice

Section 6 Massage for Specific Client Groups

18: Massage for clients with special needs

19: Massage during pregnancy

20: Massage for infants

Appendix 1 Anatomical terminology

Appendix 2 The human skeleton

Appendix 3 Overview of the muscular system

Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
350
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
Print ISBN:
9780729538695
Electronic ISBN:
9780729578691