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Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage 6th Edition

Mark F. Beck

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2006, 1999
  • 956 Pages
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Overview

Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Sixth Edition, comprehensively provides the foundation of knowledge required to become a massage professional. It delves into several areas within the profession, with chapters devoted to spa massage, lymph massage, clinical massage techniques, therapeutic procedure, athletic massage, massage in medicine, and more. Providing a fresh new design, updated terminology and expanded content on topics such as research literacy and business administration, this new edition provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful massage therapist and will be a reference that users can count on throughout their careers.

Mark F. Beck,

Mark Beck had been a Milady author since the first publication of The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage in 1988. Mark began his professional career as a massage therapist in 1974. He started teaching massage in 1978 and became a massage school owner and director in 1980. As school director for over 15 years, he developed curriculum, taught classes and continued a part time clinical practice. He served on the boards of a state and a national massage organization in different capacities including sec. of education, sec. of certification and president. In 1996 he earned a bachelor's degree in Vocational Education with an emphasis on massage therapy from the University of Idaho. A skiing accident in 1990 resulted in a C-6 spinal cord injury that landed Mark in a wheelchair with quadriplegia. That ended his active practice as a massage therapist but did not quell his dedication to the profession or his desire to provide the best possible information to thousands of students entering the profession by continually updating and refining The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage. Mark continued to be an advocate for excellence in massage education and accessibility for the disabled until he sadly passed away in November 2016.
  • Why Study This? Feature has been incorporated to aid students in understanding the importance of learning each topic and how it will play a role in their future careers.
  • Expanded coverage on research literacy addresses the importance of locating, comprehending, and evaluating valid information and applying it to clinical practice.
  • Business Practices chapter has been updated with the latest information on marketing, setting fees, online bookkeeping systems, and more.
  • Reorganized procedure layout makes photos and step-by-step instructions easier to follow.
  • Updated photography for draping procedures, pre-and post-service procedures, massage for the face, ear, neck, front of the leg, and abdomen, stone massage and lymph massage.
  • Content has been revised using recommendations from the Entry-Level Evaluation Project (ELAP), a report endorsed by the AMTA, ABMP, COMTA, AFMTE, MTF, NCBTMB, and FSMTB.
  • Full-color photography, charts, and tables emphasize critical concepts.
  • Running glossary assists students in learning important terminology and provides easy access to definitions while completing assignments.
  • Discussion and review questions at the end of each chapter test comprehension and identify areas that need to be reviewed.
PART I: The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage.
1. Historical Overview of Massage.
2. Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage.
3. Professional Ethics for Massage Practitioners.
PART II: Human Anatomy and Physiology.
4. Overview of Human Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology.
5. Human Anatomy and Physiology.
PART III: Massage Practice.
6. Effects, Benefits, Indications, and Contraindications of Massage.
7. Equipment and Products.
8. Infection Control and Safety Practices.
9. Consultation and Documentation.
10. Classification of Massage Movements.
11. Preparations for the Practitioner.
12. Procedures for Complete Body Massages.
13. Cold, Heat, and Hydrotherapies.
14. Massage in the Spa Setting by Steve Capellini.
15. Clinical Massage Techniques.
16. Lymph Massage.
17. Therapeutic Procedures.
18. Athletic/Sports Massage.
19. Massage for Special Populations.
20. Massage in Medicine.
21. Other Therapeutic Techniques.
PART IV: Massage Business Administration.
22. Business Practices.
Answers.
Bibliography.
Glossary.
Index.
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“What a great book! I love that it is inclusive of a large variety of topics that students and practitioners need and use every day. I would recommend it for any student or practitioner of massage therapy and bodywork!”

“This is a well thought out and well laid out book. The information is current and the publisher provides assistance to instructors, as well as visual aids.”

“I was impressed with the amount of practical massage therapy content that had been incorporated in a systematic approach that made the material easy to understand.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Workbook

ISBN: 9781435485259
This workbook correlates to Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5E. This supplement contains detailed, interactive exercises, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension.

Student CD

ISBN: 9781111125172
The Student CD-ROM is an invaluable resource to supplement a students’ current cosmetology curriculum. Helpful video clips, demonstrating proper practice and procedures help the student review proper techniques, and behaviors that they have learned in the classroom. The CD-ROM also contains a randomized testbank unique to the tool to help the student review for their licensure examination. A games section is included to create an entertaining form of education with word and image scrambles, hang man, and other games. To reinforce terminology and pronunciation, an audio glossary is also included with terms from the textbook.

Exam Review

ISBN: 9781435485280
This printed exam review is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare for licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used our exam reviews to pass their exams with flying colors. Each exam review contains chapter-by-chapter questions in a multiple-choice format to help students prepare for their exams. The answer key at the back of the book allows students to check accuracy and identify weak areas.

Instructor Support Slides on CD

ISBN: 9781111036942
The Instructor Support Slides on CD provide a chapter-by-chapter outline of important discussion topics in Microsoft PowerPoint with hundreds of slides featuring images from the text. Slides can be downloaded to an instructor's computer and edited as desired, and also contain useful talking points and notes to facilitate better student comprehension and retention.

Course Management Guide CD

ISBN: 9781435485273
This is the primary instructor resource to Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage. It contains all of the tools educators need to make teaching exceptional and easy as well as facilitate strong classroom management. This will dramatically increase student interest and understanding. Includes a customizable syllabus in Word and PDF, lesson plans, skills checklist, a testbank in examview with 1000 to 1300 questions, an image library with all images from the textbook, and draping handouts.

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781435485266
This is the primary instructor resource to Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage. It contains all of the tools educators need to make teaching exceptional and easy as well as facilitate strong classroom management. This will dramatically increase student interest and understanding.

CourseMate Instant Access

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FOR STUDENTS

Workbook

ISBN: 9781435485259
This workbook correlates to Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5E. This supplement contains detailed, interactive exercises, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension.

Student CD

ISBN: 9781111125172
The Student CD-ROM is an invaluable resource to supplement a students’ current cosmetology curriculum. Helpful video clips, demonstrating proper practice and procedures help the student review proper techniques, and behaviors that they have learned in the classroom. The CD-ROM also contains a randomized testbank unique to the tool to help the student review for their licensure examination. A games section is included to create an entertaining form of education with word and image scrambles, hang man, and other games. To reinforce terminology and pronunciation, an audio glossary is also included with terms from the textbook.

Exam Review

ISBN: 9781435485280
This printed exam review is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare for licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used our exam reviews to pass their exams with flying colors. Each exam review contains chapter-by-chapter questions in a multiple-choice format to help students prepare for their exams. The answer key at the back of the book allows students to check accuracy and identify weak areas.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133673774
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.