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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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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 edition has been updated to take in changes to the Health Training Package which is updated every five years. The current package HTL07 was fully implemented at the start of academic 2008. This revision will include new material on electives 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.

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5.0

a very indepth book everything you need to know

By mike

from Dungog nsw

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    Comments about Foundations of Massage:

    I am studing massage theropy a much needed book

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    4.0

    Great Book

    By DT

    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Massage therapists

      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
      Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

      ISBN: 9780729538695
      ISBN-10: 0729538699
      Audience: Professional
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 350
      Published: 22nd December 2009
      Publisher: Elsevier Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 20.8  x 2.0
      Weight (kg): 0.91
      Edition Number: 3