Higher Education

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition

  • Mark F. Beck Cooperative Training Systems
  • ISBN-10: 1435485238  |  ISBN-13: 9781435485235
  • 992 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 1999, 1993
  • © 2011 | Published
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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.

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.

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.

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  • Paperbound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1435485246 | ISBN-13: 9781435485242

    List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.50

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage  (ISBN-10: 1435485246 | ISBN-13: 9781435485242)

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.

List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.50

CourseMate, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133673767 | ISBN-13: 9781133673767)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate.

List Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133673775 | ISBN-13: 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.

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Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435485254 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $52.95  | CengageBrain Price = $52.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Student CD (School Version)  (ISBN-10: 1111131465 | ISBN-13: 9781111131463)

Contains all of the tools available in the Individual Student CD-ROM, as well as administrative functions for the classroom. Instructors can track the progress of their students as the make their way through the various units, quizzes and games to strengthen the concepts and terminology taught in the classroom. This version of the Student CD-ROM can be downloaded to multiple computers or loaded onto your schools network server. This resource has been updated to reflect changes to Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th edition.

List Price = $959.50  | CengageBrain Price = $959.50  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $959.50

Student CD  (ISBN-10: 1111125171 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $86.95  | CengageBrain Price = $86.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.50

Exam Review  (ISBN-10: 1435485289 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Instructor Support Slides on CD  (ISBN-10: 1111036942 | ISBN-13: 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-10: 1435485270 | ISBN-13: 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-10: 1435485262 | ISBN-13: 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.

Printed Access Card for Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage  (ISBN-10: 1435485319 | ISBN-13: 9781435485310)

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare students for state licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used Online Licensing Preparation Courses to pass their State Boards with flying colors. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook plus comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help students determine areas of study to focus on. They can review the topics they want on their own schedule.

List Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage (26-50 Users)  (ISBN-10: 1435489063 | ISBN-13: 9781435489066)

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare for their state licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used Milady U Online Licensing Preparation Courses to pass their State Boards with flying colors. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook plus comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help students determine areas of study to focus on. They can review the topics they want on their own schedule. Go to www.miladyonline.cengage.com for more information.

List Price = $1459.50  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1459.50

Online Licensing Preparation: Massage  (ISBN-10: 1435485297 | ISBN-13: 9781435485297)

The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Online Licensing Preparation Course is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare students for state licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used Online Licensing Preparation Courses to pass their State Boards with flying colors. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook plus comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help students determine areas of study to focus on. They can review the topics they want on their own schedule.

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.95

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage (51-100 users)  (ISBN-10: 1435489055 | ISBN-13: 9781435489059)

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare for their state licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used Milady U Online Licensing Preparation Courses to pass their State Boards with flying colors. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook plus comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help students determine areas of study to focus on. They can review the topics they want on their own schedule. Go to www.miladyonline.cengage.com for more information.

List Price = $2736.50  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $2736.50

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage (16-25 Users)  (ISBN-10: 1435489071 | ISBN-13: 9781435489073)

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare for their state licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used Milady U Online Licensing Preparation Courses to pass their State Boards with flying colors. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook plus comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help students determine areas of study to focus on. They can review the topics they want on their own schedule. Go to www.miladyonline.cengage.com for more information.

List Price = $775.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $775.25

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Interactive Games CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111313342 | ISBN-13: 9781111313340)

This CD-ROM is an entertaining and creative resource for the massage therapy instructor looking to increase student retention of knowledge and skills. This resource offers four different interactive games based on popular television game shows.

List Price = $105.00  | CengageBrain Price = $105.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

Student Supplements

Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage  (ISBN-10: 1435485246 | ISBN-13: 9781435485242)

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.

List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.50

CourseMate, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1133673767 | ISBN-13: 9781133673767)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate.

List Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133673775 | ISBN-13: 9781133673774)

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, 5th Edition.

List Price = $101.00  | CengageBrain Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435485254 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $52.95  | CengageBrain Price = $52.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Student CD  (ISBN-10: 1111125171 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $86.95  | CengageBrain Price = $86.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.50

Exam Review  (ISBN-10: 1435485289 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Printed Access Card for Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage  (ISBN-10: 1435485319 | ISBN-13: 9781435485310)

Milady U Online Licensing Preparation: Massage is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare students for state licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used Online Licensing Preparation Courses to pass their State Boards with flying colors. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook plus comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help students determine areas of study to focus on. They can review the topics they want on their own schedule.

List Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Online Licensing Preparation: Massage  (ISBN-10: 1435485297 | ISBN-13: 9781435485297)

The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Online Licensing Preparation Course is created to offer students a fast and convenient way to prepare students for state licensing exams. Tens of thousands of students have successfully used Online Licensing Preparation Courses to pass their State Boards with flying colors. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook plus comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help students determine areas of study to focus on. They can review the topics they want on their own schedule.

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.95

LMS Integrated for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285597168 | ISBN-13: 9781285597164)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your therapeutic massage course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $101.00  | CengageBrain Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

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.