Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 5e

Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 5e Author M.Ed. LMT NTS CI NCTMB
ISBN-10 0323239714
ISBN-13 9780323239714
Year 2015-04-27
Pages 824
Language English
Publisher Saunders
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Covering massage fundamentals techniques andanatomy and physiology Susan SalvosMassage 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 NEW Revised line drawing color scheme for origin and insertion matches the painted skeleton found in most classrooms maintains consistency and prevents confusion in learning origin and insertion points on the body NEW Coverage of Thai massage provides up to date content on the most useful in demand modalities that are most often requested by clients and better prepares you for what you will encounter during training and practice NEW Updated text reflects changes to the new board certification exam so you have the most up to date relevant information and are fully prepared to pass the current exams NEW Brand new Think About It Webquest and Discussion features in each chapters Test Your Knowledge section build your vocabulary usage and critical thinking skills necessary for day to day work with clients EXPANDED More content on pain theories the neuromatrix model and pain management plus updated guidelines for massage after surgery and injury equips you with essential information when working in rehab NEW Updated instructor resources featuring more TEACH lesson plan classroom activities and an additional 500 test questions provide instructors with more ways to interact with and test students

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