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Foundations of Massage : 3rd Edition - Lisa Casanelia

Foundations of Massage

3rd Edition


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


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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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    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
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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): 29.5 x 20.8  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.91
    Edition Number: 3