Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic, and Emerging Methods, Volume 1

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005 - Medical - 496 pages
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The 4th edition of Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques continues to be an authoritative and comprehensive resource for massage therapy courses. This book lays the theoretical groundwork and provides detailed descriptions of techniques for Western and contemporary massage, Asian bodywork therapy and applications for special populations. Whether you are a licensed massage therapy practitioner, another health-related professional, or simply interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you.

New to this Edition:

  • Accompanying CD-ROM-provides instructional video of the most common massage techniques to provide readers with a visual aid to accompany chapter content.
  • Includes the Wellness Massage Pyramid which introduces a new model for the understanding the broad scope of massage therapy based on the wellness perspective.
  • End-of-chapter Study Outlines provide students and instructors with useful tools for identifying, understanding and learning the content of each chapter.
  • Chapters on the effects of massage and clinical applications of massage provide extensive documentation of research.
  • New chapters on Hydrotherapy and Thermal Therapy and Asian Bodywork Therapy are included.
  • New Appendix A: 25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork provides students a survey of the 25 most important forms of massage and bodywork with sources of additional information.

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About the author (2005)

Tappan taught at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Patricia Benjamin is a self-employed author, teacher, education consultant and massage therapist. Patricia earned her Doctorate in Philosophy for Recreation and Leisure Studies from Purdue University. She also holds a Master's Degree in Science for Physical Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study for Curriculum and Supervision from Northern Illinois University. Patricia currently resides as the 3rd Vice-President, Newsletter Editor, Awards Chair President, and serves on the Government Relations Committee for the Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association. Patricia is an accomplished author whose books include "Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques," published by Prentice Hall. In addition, she is an occasional contributor to the "Massage Therapy Journal," and has written extensively on the history of massage therapy.

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