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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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    Comments about Foundations of Massage:

    It really is a great foundation textbook. Teaches correct posture and massage techniques used in the industry. There is a reason this text has a 3rd edition, and that's because it is awesome. Covers everything I need to know foundation wise for studying Remedial massage.

     
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      Very informative and well explained.

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

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        very informative, well written and well presented

         
        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
            Publisher: Elsevier Australia
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 32.7 x 22.0  x 2.7
            Weight (kg): 0.93
            Edition Number: 3
            Edition Type: Revised