Pre And Perinatal Massage Therapy

Author: Carole Osborne-Sheets
Editor: Body Therapy Assoc
ISBN: 9780966558500
Size: 12,21 MB
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This book will give a comprehensive foundation manual therapists need to safely and effectively support the birth of a mother and her baby. It covers the techniques and benefits of therapeutic massage and bodywork throughout pregnancy and labor, and in the postpartum period. Physiological, structural, and emotional developments in the childbearing year are explained, emphasizing ramifications for somatic practices. General guidelines for effective, safe therapy are presented, with specific contraindications and precautions relevant to each trimester.

Pre And Perinatal Massage Therapy

Author: Carole Osborne
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582558516
Size: 13,78 MB
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This comprehensive guide to massage during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum contains extensive evidence and practice-based wisdom, grounded in the author's 38 years as a practitioner and teacher. This edition includes three technique manuals of precise instruction and anatomy-embedded illustrations, plus extensive online technique video clips, teach effective, safe practices. Discussions of perinatal research, anatomy, physiology, functional adaptations, and emotional responses, invoke deep understanding for the normalcy of pregnancy. The special needs chapter equips therapists for working cooperatively with medical experts when complications or high risks are involved. Business chapters focus on marketplace success, and include voices of longtime therapists in a variety of settings. Book purchase includes exclusive access to online ancillaries featuring a wide range of professional, business and medical resources compiled specifically to prepare readers for the opportunities and challenges of a maternity massage therapy specialization.

Introduction To Massage Therapy

Author: Mary Beth Braun
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781773744
Size: 20,75 MB
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This introductory textbook instills the skills and knowledge needed to become—and excel as—a professional massage therapist. Enhanced by full-color illustrations and photographs, the text integrates functional anatomy, physiology, and pathology with massage therapy techniques and offers extensive 3D anatomical information. Communication, documentation, safety, self-care, and business practices are also covered. This edition features expanded coverage of hydrotherapy, Eastern techniques, sanitation and hygiene, HIPAA, and key topics tested on the National Certification Exam. Other new features include critical thinking exercises and boxes highlighting contraindications to massage or specific strokes. A bound-in Real Bodywork DVD features outstanding video clips of massage sequences.

The Gale Encyclopedia Of Alternative Medicine 2nd Ed Thomson Gale 2005

Author: Thomson Gale,Co
Editor: Bukupedia
ISBN:
Size: 10,80 MB
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine is a medical reference product designed to inform and educate readers about a wide variety of complementary therapies and herbal remedies and treatments for prevalent conditions and diseases. Thomson Gale believes the product to be comprehensive, but not necessarily definitive. It is intended to supplement, not replace, consultation with a physician or other healthcare practitioner. While Thomson Gale has made substantial efforts to provide information that is accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date, Thomson Gale makes no representations or warranties of any kind, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, comprehensiveness, or timeliness of the information contained in this product. Readers should be aware that the universe of complementary medical knowledge is constantly growing and changing, and that differences of medical opinion exist among authorities. They are also advised to seek professional diagnosis and treatment for any medical condition, and to discuss information obtained from this book with their healthcare provider. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (GEAM) is a one-stop source for alternative medical information that covers complementary therapies, herbs and remedies, and common medical diseases and conditions. It avoids medical jargon, making it easier for the layperson to use. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine presents authoritative, balanced information and is more comprehensive than single-volume family medical guides. Scope Over 800 full-length articles are included in The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. Many prominent figures are highlighted as sidebar biographies that accompany the therapy entries. Articles follow a standardized format that provides information at a glance. Rubrics include: Therapies • Origins • Benefits • Description • Preparations • Precautions • Side effects • Research & general acceptance • Resources • Key terms Herbs/remedies • General use • Preparations • Precautions • Side effects • Interactions • Resources • Key terms Diseases/conditions • Definition • Description • Causes & symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Allopathic treatment • Expected results • Prevention • Resources • Key terms Inclusion criteria A preliminary list of therapies, herbs, remedies, diseases, and conditions was compiled from a wide variety of sources, including professional medical guides and textbooks, as well as consumer guides and encyclopedias. The advisory board, made up of three medical and alternative healthcare experts, evaluated the topics and made suggestions for inclusion. Final selection of topics to include was made by the medical advisors in conjunction with Thomson Gale editors. About the Contributors The essays were compiled by experienced medical writers, including alternative healthcare practitioners and educators, pharmacists, nurses, and other complementary healthcare professionals. GEAM medical advisors reviewed over 95% of the completed essays to insure that they are appropriate, up-to-date, and medically accurate. How to Use this Book The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine has been designed with ready reference in mind: • Straight alphabetical arrangement allows users to locate information quickly. GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 2 XVII ABOUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA • Bold faced terms function as print hyperlinks that point the reader to related entries in the encyclopedia. • A list of key terms is provided where appropriate to define unfamiliar words or concepts used within the context of the essay. Additional terms may be found in the glossary. • Cross-references placed throughout the encyclopedia direct readers to where information on subjects without their own entries can be found. Synonyms are also cross-referenced. • A Resources section directs users to sources of further complementary medical information. • An appendix of alternative medical organizations is arranged by type of therapy and includes valuable contact information. • A comprehensive general index allows users to easily target detailed aspects of any topic, including Latin names. Graphics The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine is enhanced with over 450 images, including photos, tables, and customized line drawings. Each volume contains a color insert of 64 important herbs, remedies, and supplements.

Mosby S Pathology For Massage Therapists E Book

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323441920
Size: 20,60 MB
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Complete massage pathology information in one convenient text! Written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 4th Edition provides direct information along with specific therapeutic recommendations. Coverage of over 300 pathologies shows you how to appropriately tailor treatment, and more than 500 full-color photographs make it easier to recognize common pathologies. This edition includes a new chapter on Hospital-based massage which covers protocols needed for therapists working with clients who are medically fragile. Written by massage therapy educator and practitioner Susan Salvo, this resource provides the pathology knowledge you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career. Coverage of over 300 pathologies provides you with ample information without being overwhelming. Over 500 full-color photographs helps you recognize common diseases and conditions. A user-friendly, comprehensive format makes it easy to find key information with learning objectives, list of pathologies, system overview, and pathologies, including description, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and massage considerations. Caution boxes provide tips on prevention to keep practice safe and prepare students for emergency situations. Clinical Tips boxes provide brief, practical hints gleaned from the author’s first-hand experience in clinical practice. Medical Technology boxes highlight special populations, such as clients in wheelchairs or with pacemakers, and explain what the medical device is, and what special precautions or contraindications practitioners should be aware of before working on these clients. List of pathologies with page number references included on the inside front cover for fast lookup of pathologies. UNIQUE! Hospital-based massage chapter covers different protocols needed for massage therapists working in institutionalized care setting and useful information about working with clients who are medically fragile. NEW! Updated pathologies reviewed by practicing massage therapists reflect what you will see in the field as a working practitioner. NEW! Pain content equips you with essential, up-to-date information on the latest theories and management techniques and provides the critical-thinking skills to apply that knowledge in practice.

Prenatal Massage E Book

Author: Elaine Stillerman
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323075460
Size: 15,79 MB
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Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and postpartum. You'll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. Contraindications and precautions are also provided where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for every client. Comprehensive coverage guides you through all aspects of prenatal massage in a single book, addressing fundamentals, techniques, preparation, and prevention of potential problems. Many useful techniques are described in detail for prenatal through postpartum massage with step-by-step instructions so you can begin using these techniques with your clients immediately. Numerous boxes throughout the text highlight key information and provide clinical tips. Touch Points and In My Experience boxes share the author's personal observations about the chapter material with real-life examples from her years in practice. Over 350 detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs illuminate procedures, concepts, and techniques. Clear writing and organization addresses content in four main units: pregnancy massage, labor massage, postpartum massage, and marketing strategies. A companion DVD packaged with the book contains 45 minutes of video demonstrating different massage techniques presented in the book. DVD icons within the text encourage you to watch relevant video footage at appropriate points. Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter clearly identify the concepts you should focus on in the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to assess your understanding and review important information presented in the book. A glossary of all key terms and definitions makes it easy to quickly look up a new term or to refresh your memory.

Foundations Of Massage

Author: Lisa Casanelia
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729578690
Size: 11,94 MB
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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. More than 350 illustrations and photographs of manual applications Questions and activities at the end of each chapter Comprehensive glossary 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

Massage Therapy

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323239714
Size: 17,91 MB
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Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, this comprehensive text provides a solid foundation in massage therapy and manual therapy. Includes case studies, expanded rehabilitation content, an emphasis on kinesiology, coverage of Thai massage, lines drawings, and over 700 full-color illustrations.--From publisher description.

Massage Therapy E Book

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323352391
Size: 19,35 MB
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Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Susan Salvo’s Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition brings a whole new meaning to the word ‘comprehensive.’ This student-friendly text boasts more than 700 illustrations and expanded sections on neuroscience, research, and special populations, plus new line drawings in the kinesiology chapter of origins and insertions that match the painted skeletons found in most classrooms. It makes the essential principles of massage therapy more approachable and prepares you for success in class, on licensing and board certification exams, and in a wide range of therapeutic practice settings. Clear, straightforward approach simplifies complex content for easier understanding. Complete anatomy and physiology section, in addition to material on techniques and foundations, gives you all the information you need in just one book. Certification Practice Exam on Evolve mimics the major certification exams in format and content, builds confidence, and helps increase pass rates. Over 700 high-quality illustrations, including line drawings and halftones, clarify difficult concepts in vibrant detail. Case studies challenge you to think critically and apply your understanding to realistic scenarios, foster open-mindedness, and stimulate dialogue. Profile boxes provide an inspirational, real-world perspective on massage practice from some of the most respected authorities in massage and bodywork. Clinical Massage chapter focuses on massage in clinical settings like hospitals, nursing homes, and medical offices to broaden your career potential. Two business chapters loaded with skills to make you more marketable and better prepared for today's competitive job market. Video icons refer you to the Evolve site featuring about 120 minutes of video covering techniques, routines, client interaction sequences, and case studies that facilitate the learning process and the practical application of the material. Evolve icons listed in each chapter encourage you to go beyond the lecture and reading assignments and learn more on the Evolve site. Evolve boxes at the end of each chapter list Chapter Extras found on Evolve that reinforce concepts learned in the chapter.

Pregnancy And Childbirth E Book

Author: Suzanne Yates
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047848
Size: 19,76 MB
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Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother. This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors. For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides: Clarity of information Full text referencing Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.