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Overview

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th edition is the classic text in the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist, plus the essentials of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are discussed. Full-color illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. A new chapter discusses massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final chapter has been revised to cover business practices for finding employment or successful self-employment.

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.
  • New chapter on massage for special populations including hospice, pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, and people with cancer plus lymph massage and clinical skills such as trigger point therapy, neuromuscular techniques and myofascial techniques.
  • Now features all full-color Illustrations and photographs, including techniques and procedures.
  • Maintains the comprehensive coverage of Swedish massage techniques and repositions clinical massage techniques to the heart of the text.
  • Revised final chapter, covering business practices for finding employment or successful self-employment.
  • End-of-chapter questions for discussion and review revised to include additional higher-level critical thinking exercises.
  • Additional key terms and definitions incorporated throughout.
  • Contents at a Glance page, in addition to keeping the extended Table of Contents.
  • Covers all pertinent topics in the NCETM, NCETMB and FSMTB exams.
  • Written in a style that is easily understood by the nontraditional reader.
  • Includes full-color photos of techniques.
  • Includes essential anatomy and physiology.
  • Accompanying workbook has exercises in multiple formats to enhance learning.
  • Contains topics to prepare the reader for the National Certification Exam or the State Massage Board exam.

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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.