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Foundations of Massage : 3rd Edition - Lisa Casanelia

Foundations of Massage

3rd Edition

Paperback

Published: 22nd December 2009
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Foundations of Massage 3e is a comprehensive practical and theoretical foundation for all aspects of massage therapy.

The book prepares students for clinical practice through the presentation of step by step techniques and treatments. This revision of this Australian text for the practice of massage therapy includes new material on specialised application of massage, such as providing services for people with disabilities, working in aged care and providing services for people with chronic disease states and life challenging illnesses.

Key Features

  • More than 350 illustrations and photographs of manual applications
  • Questions and activities at the end of each chapter
  • Comprehensive glossary
New to this Edition
  • Evidence for massage therapy completely revised and updated
  • Inclusion of references to legislative and regulatory information to massage therapy practitioners
  • Expanded anatomy illustrations in full colour appendices
  • A more comprehensive chapter on pregnancy massage updated by well known international author Suzanne Yates
  • A more comprehensive chapter on infant massage
  • History chapter has been expanded to include influences on the massage industry from Europe and North America

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    Very informative and well explained.

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    5.0

    it is a good book, I didn't pay too much for it.

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      very informative, well written and well presented

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      5.0

      a very indepth book everything you need to know

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        Comments about Foundations of Massage:

        I am studing massage theropy a much needed book

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          Comments about Foundations of Massage:

          This book is a fantastic reference for new massage therapists. What I found most useful was not the pictures of massage techniques but all the other 'things' such as information around scope of practcie, boundaries, importance of draping etc. Very very useful and informative.

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          Foreword
          Contributors
          Acknowledgements
          Preface
          A Framework for Massage Practice
          Philosophies, principles and definitions
          History of massage
          Massage and it's role in an integrative health care model
          The importance of touch
          The Professional Therapist
          Scope of practice, ethics and law in massage therapy practice
          Defining boundaries in the client practitioner relationship
          The evidence for massage therapy
          Preparing for Massage Practice
          The massage setting
          Self care for the massage therapist
          Infection control in massage therapy practice
          Making Initial Contact with the Client
          The health assessment process
          Precautions and safe practice for massage
          Pharmacological considerations for massage therapy practice
          Providing the Massage Treatment
          Body mechanics for the practice of massage
          Positioning and draping the client
          The techniques Swedish massage
          Applying massage in practice
          Massage for Specific Client Groups
          Massage for clients with special needs
          Massage during pregnancy
          Massage for infants
          Anatomical terminology
          The human skeleton
          Overview of the muscular system
          Glossary
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          ISBN: 9780729538695
          ISBN-10: 0729538699
          Audience: Professional
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 350
          Published: 22nd December 2009
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 20.8  x 2.0
          Weight (kg): 0.91
          Edition Number: 3
          Edition Type: Revised