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Overview

The Complete Spa Book for Massage Therapists is specifically for massage therapy students who want to succeed in the spa industry, whether as an employee or an owner of their own spa. It is the only book that includes extensive information about real-world working conditions in actual spas, with an enormous amount of feedback from working spa directors and owners regarding what they are looking for in employees. Beyond giving explanations and step-by-step instructions regarding a wide range of spa modalities, the book offers an in-depth look at topics that many other resources do not cover.

Steve Capellini,

Steve Capellini is a therapist, trainer, traveling consultant and writer. He has successfully organized and trained massage staffs in several cities and leads spa training workshops and seminars across the nation. He has been an instructor at several massage schools and has is own private therapeutic practice in Miami, Florida.
  • Specifically targets massage therapists only.
  • Educational components such as review questions and glossary are customized for this audience to create the optimal learning experience.
  • Shows therapists how to get a job in the spa industry, how to be the best employee, how to effectively retail spa products and how to open and run a small spa.
  • Includes information about real-world “Hydrotherapy for the 21st Century,” Based on feedback from working spa owners and directors at top properties so readers will learn what actual employers want them to know increasing their employability.
  • Offers profiles of real-life professionals in the spa industry.
Part I. Spa History and Development.
1. In the Beginning—Spas’ Watery Roots.
2. Spas in the Modern Age.
3. Spa Equipment & Facilities.
Part II. Hydrotherapy for the 21st Century: WATER-BASED SPA TREATMENTS.
4. Bath and Shower Techniques.
5. Heat & Cold Applications.
6. Exfoliation.
7. Thalassotherapy.
PART III. BODY WRAPS, ESTHETIC TREATMENTS, & SPA mASSAGE.
8. Body Wraps.
9. Spa Massage.
10. Stone Therapy.
11. Aromatherapy.
12. Advanced Modalities.
13. Esthetic Modalities for the LMT.
PART IV. SPA CAREERS.
14. Finding Spa Work.
15. Becoming a Valuable Spa Employee.
16. Spa Retailing for Massage Therapists.
17. Opening a Therapeutic Spa.
18. Spa Operations.
Key Terms.
Appendix.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133478816
  • ISBN-13: 9781133478812
  • STARTING AT $65

  • ISBN-10: 1418000140
  • ISBN-13: 9781418000141
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $53.00
  • RETAIL $65.95

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

ISBN: 9781133673774

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.