Deep Tissue Massage, Revised Edition: A Visual Guide to Techniques

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North Atlantic Books, Oct 30, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, this revised edition of Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice. The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in preventing injury to the therapist. “Strategies” offers more precise protocols and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. “Caveats” details areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution. Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and the psychology of treating injuries.




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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One General Theories
15
Figure 11 SelfPalpation of the Cervicals 2 2
26
Figure 110 Anatomy of the Quadnceps Muscles
32
Chapter Two General Techniques
39
Figure 25 Improper Use of the Fingers
42
Figure 218 Improper Body Mechanics and the Fist
48
Figure 231 Internal Arm RotationProne
54
Figure 397
97
Increasing Low Back Flexion
100
Working with the Shoulder Girdle and Chest
103
Figure 371 Anatomy of the Pectoralis Major Muscle
106
Figure 380
112
Figure 398 SideLying Trapezius Techniques
123
Figure 3104 Working with the Anterior Scalene Muscles
129
Figure 31 2 6 Cranial Decompression
142

Chapter Three Specilic Strategies
61
The Plantar Surface of the Foot t
65
Figure 31 1 Anatomy of the Peroneals
67
Posterior Leg
71
Figure 322 Anatomy of the Adrluctor Muscles
73
with Hip and Knee Positioning Options
76
Working with the Pelvis
82
Figure 337 Working with the Gluteus Maximus Muscle
83
Figure 385
85
Working with the Abdomen
89
Figure 391
91
Working with the Upper and MidBack i 9 5
95
Chapter Five Therapeutic Strategies For Addressing
155
The Ankle
171
Figure 51 Releasing the Anterior Leg and Calf Muscles
173
Plantar Fasciaitis
177
Figure 538 Tennis Elbow Strategies
193
Tennis Elbow and Golfers lIlbow
194
Chapter Six Planning Your Session
219
Active Versus Passive Movements 2 18
228
Chapter Seven Fulfillment Through a Thriving Practice
237
Suggested Reading
249
t t z 57
263
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Art Riggs is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and massage therapist who has taught bodywork since 1988. A frequent conductor of workshops for medical professionals, including physical therapists, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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