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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

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

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    Comments about Foundations of Massage:

    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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      Great 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