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Managing Physical Stress with Therapeutic Massage, 1st Edition

  • Jeffrey Forman Adapted Physical Education and Massage Program Director at De Anza College in Cupertino, California
  • ISBN-10: 1418014893  |  ISBN-13: 9781418014896
  • 432 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • List Price = $ 54.95
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Overview

With a growing number of individuals seeking massage treatment to relieve physical stress, massage therapists and other relevant health professionals must have a basic understanding of how to appropriately manage these increasing client demands. Managing Physical Stress with Therapeutic Massage is the only book available that addresses how health professionals can utilize massage therapy to identify and manage client physical stress. Designed around the innovative Personal Stress Inventory, this highly visual resource provides specific techniques, assessment, and troubleshooting tools to identify, track, and reduce physical stress. With step-by-step procedures covering everything from developing an anti-stress plan, to breathing techniques for stress reduction, to performing self massage, this book is sure to be an indispensable resource for massage and allied health professionals in a variety of practice settings.

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Features and Benefits

  • Engaging and friendly writing style makes this an interesting and enjoyable resource.
  • An outstanding section on therapeutic exercises for both clients and massage therapists provides specific techniques for immediate use.
  • Highly visual with gorgeous black and white photography to illustrate specific massage techniques.
  • Reproducible forms can be used in clinical practice to evaluate and track client progress.
  • Critical chapters on improving posture to reduce stress, helping your client sleep, and the important relationship between diet and stress help professionals focus on the total individual when developing individual treatment plans.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Chapter 1 Massage Therapy: A Healthy Alternative for Reducing Stress
Chapter 2 Assessment Techniques for Measuring Stress
Chapter 3 Developing an Anti-Stress Plan
Chapter 4 Breathing for Relaxation
Chapter 5 Improve Posture to Reduce Stress
Chapter 6 Exercising to Reduce Stress
Chapter 7 Stretching your Client
Chapter 8 Deep Relaxation: The Art of Doing Nothing
Chapter 9 Helping your Client Sleep
Chapter 10 Relieving the Pains of Stress
Chapter 11 Diet and Stress
Chapter 12 More Tips for Managing Stress
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeffrey Forman

Jeffrey Forman, M.Ed., Ph.D., is Instructor in Adapted Physical Education and Massage Program Director at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. He is a frequent presenter at the AMTA Council of Schools annual meeting and is on the Planning Committee for the 2005 AMTA Council of Schools meeting. Forman first learned about massage when he studied adapted physical education (physical education for the physically limited) at Springfield College in Massachusetts. After receiving a doctorate in human behavior with a focus on stress reduction, Forman first worked at Palo Alto Veteran's Hospital and then was hired by De Anza in 1978 to head its adapted physical education program. Forman established the massage therapy program at De Anza in 1992, making De Anza the first community college in California to offer a state-accredited massage therapy program.