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Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage 6th Edition

Mark F. Beck

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2006, 1999
  • 956 Pages
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Overview

Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Sixth Edition, comprehensively provides the foundation of knowledge required to become a massage professional. It delves into several areas within the profession, with chapters devoted to spa massage, lymph massage, clinical massage techniques, therapeutic procedure, athletic massage, massage in medicine, and more. Providing a fresh new design, updated terminology and expanded content on topics such as research literacy and business administration, this new edition provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful massage therapist and will be a reference that users can count on throughout their careers.

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.
  • Why Study This? Feature has been incorporated to aid students in understanding the importance of learning each topic and how it will play a role in their future careers.
  • Expanded coverage on research literacy addresses the importance of locating, comprehending, and evaluating valid information and applying it to clinical practice.
  • Business Practices chapter has been updated with the latest information on marketing, setting fees, online bookkeeping systems, and more.
  • Reorganized procedure layout makes photos and step-by-step instructions easier to follow.
  • Updated photography for draping procedures, pre-and post-service procedures, massage for the face, ear, neck, front of the leg, and abdomen, stone massage and lymph massage.
  • Content has been revised using recommendations from the Entry-Level Evaluation Project (ELAP), a report endorsed by the AMTA, ABMP, COMTA, AFMTE, MTF, NCBTMB, and FSMTB.
  • Full-color photography, charts, and tables emphasize critical concepts.
  • Running glossary assists students in learning important terminology and provides easy access to definitions while completing assignments.
  • Discussion and review questions at the end of each chapter test comprehension and identify areas that need to be reviewed.
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 of Human Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology.
5. Human Anatomy and Physiology.
PART III: Massage Practice.
6. Effects, Benefits, Indications, and Contraindications of Massage.
7. Equipment and Products.
8. Infection Control and Safety Practices.
9. Consultation and Documentation.
10. Classification of Massage Movements.
11. Preparations for the Practitioner.
12. Procedures for Complete Body Massages.
13. Cold, Heat, and Hydrotherapies.
14. Massage in the Spa Setting by Steve Capellini.
15. Clinical Massage Techniques.
16. Lymph Massage.
17. Therapeutic Procedures.
18. Athletic/Sports Massage.
19. Massage for Special Populations.
20. Massage in Medicine.
21. Other Therapeutic Techniques.
PART IV: Massage Business Administration.
22. Business Practices.
Answers.
Bibliography.
Glossary.
Index.
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“What a great book! I love that it is inclusive of a large variety of topics that students and practitioners need and use every day. I would recommend it for any student or practitioner of massage therapy and bodywork!”

“This is a well thought out and well laid out book. The information is current and the publisher provides assistance to instructors, as well as visual aids.”

“I was impressed with the amount of practical massage therapy content that had been incorporated in a systematic approach that made the material easy to understand.”

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Course Management Guide CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781285187648
This is the primary instructor resource to Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage. It contains all of the lesson plans and tools educators need to make teaching exceptional and easy as well as facilitate strong classroom management. Also included is a computerized test bank and a library of images featured in the text so you can create your own handouts or presentations for your classroom. The files are in PDF format and must be opened with Adobe Reader, a free software program.

Instructor Support Slides on CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781285187693
This CD-ROM provides a chapter-by-chapter outline of important discussion topics in Microsoft PowerPoint with hundreds of slides featuring images that correlate with the text and audio pronunciations for difficult key terms to engage the student. Files can be downloaded to the instructor’s computer and edited as desired.

Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781285187617
The student workbook contains detailed, interactive exercises, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension.

Online Licensing Preparation: Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage

ISBN: 9781285187662
The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Online Licensing Preparation Course offers students a fast and convenient way to prepare for state licensing exams. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook and comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help determine areas of study to focus on.

Exam Review

ISBN: 9781285187655
This exam review offers students a fast and convenient way to prepare for licensing exams. It contains chapter-by-chapter questions in a multiple-choice format to help students prepare for their state board exams. The answer key at the back of the book allows students to check accuracy and identify weak areas.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781285187617
The student workbook contains detailed, interactive exercises, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension.

Online Licensing Preparation: Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage

ISBN: 9781285187662
The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Online Licensing Preparation Course offers students a fast and convenient way to prepare for state licensing exams. This course offers review and chapter tests for each of the chapters in the corresponding textbook and comprehensive tests with new exams created from a pool of hundreds of questions. Extensive reports help determine areas of study to focus on.

Exam Review

ISBN: 9781285187655
This exam review offers students a fast and convenient way to prepare for licensing exams. It contains chapter-by-chapter questions in a multiple-choice format to help students prepare for their state board exams. The answer key at the back of the book allows students to check accuracy and identify weak areas.