The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage (5th edition) is the classic text in the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist, plus the essentials of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are discussed. Full-colour illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. A new chapter discusses massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final chapter has been revised to cover business practices for finding employment or successful self-employment.
About The Author
Mark F. Beck has been a massage therapist since 1975 and a massage educator for over 20 years. He has served as a school director and was active in the National Massage School Association (AMTA Council of Schools). He has held several offices in state and national professional associations. Mr. Beck was the owner/director/instructor of Magic Valley Massotherapy Institute from 1980 to 1990 and is currently the owner/director of Cooperative Training Systems (1996 — present). He is recognized as one of the original "thought leaders" in massage education and is the creator/author of Structural Muscular Balancing.
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Comments about Theory And Practice Of Therapeutic Massage:
These books are for my own personal interests, to compliment my work in Pathology and Phlebotomy.
I work in an area where I take blood specimens.
Patients can be very tense......! Massage can help relax them.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 992
Published: April 2010
Dimensions (cm): 27.4 x 20.8 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 2.22