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Title:
Milady's theory and practice of therapuetic massage
Author:
Beck, Mark.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Albany, N.Y. : Milady, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xviii, 750 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781562534042

9781562535360
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Comprehensive and easy-to-read, this newly updated edition focuses on the essential information needed to start a career as a massage professional. Students will gain an understanding of the body and its functions and learn massage techniques and therapeutic skills, including specialized massage such as prenatal massage, massage during labor, lymph massage, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, and more. Skills for client-therapist relations, communications, and promotions complete this well-rounded text to ensure a successful massage business. Recognized as a recommended resource by the National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork, Milady's Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage features over 700 richly illustrated drawings and updated and expanded anatomy tables.


Table of Contents

The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage
Massage: A Historical Overview
Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage
Professional Esthetics
Human Anatomy, and Physiology
Histology
Organization of the Human Body
System 1 The Integumentary System (The Skin)
System 2 The Skeletal System
System 3 The Muscular System
System 4 The Circulatory System
System 5 The Nervous System
System 6 The Endocrine System
System 7 The Respiratory System
System 8 The Digestive System
System 9 The Excretory System
System 10 The Reproductive System
Massage Practice
The The Effects, Benefits, Indication, and Contradictions of Massage
Equipment and Products
Sanitary Practices
The Consultation
Classification of Massage movements
Application of Massage Technique
Procedures for Complete Body Massages
Face and Scalp Massage
Hydrotherapy
Massage for Nursing and Health Care
Athletic/Sports Medicine
Specialized Techniques
Therapeutic Exercise
Building a Successful Business
Massage Business Administration
Glossary
Bibliography
Index