Modalities for Massage and Bodywork - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323052559, 9780323075473

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

1st Edition

Authors: Elaine Stillerman
eBook ISBN: 9780323075473
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 8th December 2008
Page Count: 480

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Gain a better understanding of the top modalities in massage practice with expert insight and a balanced, user-friendly approach! This current, consistently organized resource distills a wealth of information on 21 popular massage modalities into easy-to-read overviews detailing the essential principles behind each therapy. Identify the modalities that best apply to your clients, incorporate key concepts into your practice, and take the first steps toward specialization all with one helpful text!

Key Features

  • Leading experts lend years of valuable knowledge and experience across a wide spectrum of massage modalities including prenatal, deep tissue, shiatsu, craniosacral, reflexology, and more.
  • A companion DVD demonstrates proper techniques for 7 top modalities with over 100 minutes of detailed video footage.
  • Consistently organized learning tools in each chapter ensure complete understanding of learning objectives, key terminology and relevant anatomy and physiology.
  • Self-assessment tests included at the end of every chapter help you gauge your strengths and identify areas requiring further study.
  • More than 265 full-color illustrations clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate body mechanics, concepts, and techniques.

Table of Contents

  1. Active Isolated Stretching - Joe Muscolino

    2. Ayurvedic Therapies - Sonia Masocco

    3. Cancer Massage - Bev Byers

    4. Craniosacral Therapy - John Upledger with Sharon Desjarlais

    5. Geriatric Massage - Susan Salvo

    6. Infant and Pediatric Massage - Diana Moore

    7. Lomi Lomi - Dane Silva and Makana Risser Chai

    8. Manual Lymphatic Drainage - Robert Harris

    9. Myofascial Release - Art Riggs with Keith Eric Grant

    10. Neuromuscular Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage - Judith Walker Delany

    11. Orthopedic Massage - Whitney Lowe

    12. Polarity Therapy - Leslie Korn

    13. Prenatal Massage - Elaine Stillerman

    14. Reflexology - Laura Norman

    15. Shiatsu - Sandy Anderson

    16. Sports and Fitness Massage - Sandy Fritz

    17. Structural Integration - Peter Schwind

    18. Thai Massage - Richard Gold

    19. Tragerwork - Jack Blackburn

    20. Trigger Point Release - Judith Walker Delany

    21. Tui Na - Terry Norman

    DVD Table of Contents

    DVD includes approximately 15 minutes of footage from the following modalities:
    • Craniosacral Therapy

    • Myofascial Release

    • NMT

    • Prenatal Massage

    • Reflexology

    • Shiatsu

    • Thai Massage


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About the Author

Elaine Stillerman