Foundations of Massage

3rd Edition

Authors:

  • Lisa Casanelia
  • David Stelfox
    • Electronic ISBN 9780729578691

    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

    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone Australia
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780729578691