Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage E-Book: A Practical Guide for Therapists

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 19, 2012 - Medical - 296 pages

Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions.

  • New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level
  • Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques)
  • Case studies throughout the chapters
  • Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book
 

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Contents

Therapeutic and reflex effects
21
Pathological principles
45
Practical application of massage
67
Assessment and treatment planning
75
Massage techniques
85
Regional application of classical massage techniques
129
Reflex therapies
171
Section 3
199
Massage for people with longterm and terminal illness
209
Neuromusculoskeletal disorders
223
Massage in sport
235
Client groups
251
Index
271
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