A practical massage textbook + DVD for both massage students and established practitioners of remedial massage
The content in the comprehensive Textbook of Remedial Massage is drawn from cutting-edge research as well as the authors’ lengthy experience in massage education.
Covering essential topics, from history-taking to contraindication, Textbook of Remedial Massage is an excellent resource for Diploma of Massage students. Indeed, much of the textbook’s content aligns with the HLT07 training package.
Client Assessment – The first of Textbook of Remedial Massage’s three sections addresses practitioner assessment of remedial massage clients. This includes information on how to adapt massage techniques for clients’ individual needs.
Massage techniques – The second section provides readers with clear instruction in common remedial massage techniques, such as trigger points, CRAC stretching and myofascial release. Each of these techniques is explained through illustrations and photographs, along with a detailed rationale on its physiological principles and evidence base. Crucially, contraindications and precautions are explained for each massage technique.
Body regions – The final section of this excellent health title applies remedial massage techniques to specific body regions, all of which are demonstrated in detail on the accompanying DVD.
The authors’ evidence-based approach is in keeping with the wider Allied Healthcare community. This approach is a key determinant of Medicare client rebates, as well as rebates from many private health funds, making it an essential aspect of contemporary massage.
- Detailed assessment technique
- Evidence-based approach
- Includes techniques integral to the HLT07 Diploma of massage – all essential skills and knowledge for the competencies of the units in the training package.
- Anatomy described in functional terms
- Accompanying DVD with videos of content covered in book. DVD content is divided up into assessment and treatment techniques.
1. Remedial massage in Australian healthcare
Defining remedial massage
The context of remedial massage: use of complementary and alternative medicine in Australian healthcare
The remedial massage workforce in Australia
Attitudes towards CAM by medical and other healthcare practitioners
Evidence for remedial massage practice
Evidence for the effectiveness of massage therapy
Appendix 1.1: Massage therapy: systematic reviews
2. Assessment procedures for remedial massage: an evidence-based approach
Principles of assessment in remedial massage practice
Purpose of assessments
Demonstrating treatment effectiveness
Legal and ethical requirements for remedial
Appendix 2.1: Skin cancer
3. Planning remedial massage therapy
Principles of treatment
Prioritising client safety
Swedish massage before remedial massage
Active movements before passive
Treating within pain tolerance
Overview of a remedial massage treatment approach
Short- and long-term treatment plans
Client education and self-help
Aligning treatment to assessment findings
Monitoring and reviewing treatment plans
Recording remedial massage treatments
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- © Churchill Livingstone Australia 2012
- 15th May 2012
- Churchill Livingstone Australia
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