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Spanish Translated Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition

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Overview

The 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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.
5.Human Anatomy and Physiology.
Part III: Massage Practice.
6.Effects, Benefits, Indications and Contraindications of Massage.
7.Equipment and Products.
8.Sanitary and Safety Practices.
9.Consultation and Documentation.
10.Classical Massage Movements.
11.Application of Massage Technique.
12.Procedures for Complete Body Massages.
13.Hydrotherapy.
14.Massage in the Spa Setting, by Steve Capellini.
15.Clinical Massage Techniques.
16.Lymph Massage.
17.Therapeutic Procedure.
18.Athletic/Sports Massage.
19.Massage for Special Populations.
20.Massage in Medicine.
21.Other Somatic Therapies.
Part IV: Massage Business Administration.
22.Business Practices.
Appendix I: Basic Pharmacology for Massage Therapists, by Faye N. Schenkman.

What's New

  • 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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Spanish Translated Exam Review  (ISBN-10: 1111131449 | ISBN-13: 9781111131449)

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.

List Price = $49.95  | CengageBrain Price = $49.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.00

Student Supplements

Spanish Translated Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1111314047 | ISBN-13: 9781111314040)

Contains detailed interactive exercises such as fill-in-the-blank and matching, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension. This workbook has been updated to reflect changes to Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th edition (Spanish).

List Price = $63.95  | CengageBrain Price = $63.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.00

Spanish Translated Exam Review  (ISBN-10: 1111131449 | ISBN-13: 9781111131449)

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.

List Price = $49.95  | CengageBrain Price = $49.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $40.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark F. Beck

Mark Beck began his massage career in 1974 after completing a massage apprenticeship under the guidance of Bob Rogers. He completed a program to become a holistic practitioner in 1979 and has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education classes. Mark owned and directed two massage schools and remains active in state and national professional massage organizations. Most recently he was an inaugural board member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Educators (2010-2014). He holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational education with an emphasis in massage therapy from the University of Idaho. Mark developed the Structural Muscular Balancing Seminars and is coauthor of the Structural Muscular Balancing Manual. Because of a spinal cord injury in 1990, Mark retired from the practice of massage therapy but continues to be an advocate for excellence in massage education.