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Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice

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Title: Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice
Author: Salvo, Susan G
ISBN: 9780721600284
Publisher: Saunders
Published: 2003
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:
This text provides comprehensive information on the theory and practice of massage therapy, successfully fusing the anatomical sciences with hands-on techniques. It covers Swedish massage techniques, in addition to clinical massage, Asian bodywork techniques, spa techniques, seated massage, and adaptations for special populations - addressing history, equipment, hygiene and sanitation, technique, contraindications, communication and client management, alternative therapies, and business. An entire unit on anatomy and physiology reinforces a general understanding of anatomical science while focusing on practical information that is most important to the massage practitioner, such as specific benefits, contraindications, touch research, and adaptations of massage to each individual body system. Extensive pedagogy includes chapter objectives, famous quotations, chapter self-tests, mini-labs, notes from the author, FYI boxes, biographies, and other special boxes. Interactive skill building activities encourage readers not just to read but to think about, experience, and discuss topics, as well as write about their goals and aspirations.
  • Anatomy & Physiology unit includes over 100 pathologies with massage implications and a master index for cross-reference in an appendix at the back of the book.
  • The Hydrotherapy chapter covers over 30 spa applications, essential for the large number of massage therapists who work in spa settings.
  • Extensively illustrated text features over 600 full-color photos and line drawings.
  • Unique anatomy and physiology unit provides all information on the subject necessary for the National Certification Exam, eliminating the need for supplemental texts.
  • Extensive discussions of cancer are provided, based on new research findings.
  • A helpful table of massage movements and their variations features over 90 illustrative photos.
  • Mini-lab skill building activities, designed so that left-brain and rig