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Book: Introduction to Massage Therapy - 3rd Edition

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Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything your students need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry them throughout their studies, help them prepare for the national exam, and launch them into successful careers as massage therapists.  The book covers the science behind the practice of massage therapy through just the right amount of coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology. Take your students’ learning beyond the book with free online resources.

 

This Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. It enables instructor to save time planning and spend more time with your students with instructor resources, including:

  • Videos of procedures and flow sequences including body mechanics, sheet draping, side-lying, seated massage, client supine art, client leg and foot, client prone back, lymph drainage, and reflexology.
  • Evidence-based references throughout apply the latest research to practice.
  • Chapter 4 on Kinesiology and Biomechanics includes expanded sections on Range of Motion and Joint Movements.
  • Information on safety and first aid standards has been updated.
  • Chapter 5 on Pathology and Pharmacology helps students understand difficult subjects.
  • Self-Care sections have been updated with the latest information to ensure therapists’ well-being.
  • Expanded coverage of business concepts to prepare new therapists to enter the job market.
  • New online videos demonstrate procedures and flow sequences, including body mechanics, sheet draping, seated massage, client supine art, client leg and foot, client prone back, lymph drainage, and reflexology.
  • Instructors’ Resources now include new Homework Activities, including Terminology, Ethics Questions, and Matching Exercises.
  • Help your students identify what areas to work on with the time-saving muscle section and the invaluable antagonist chart. 
  • Bring concepts to life for students with the new online videos that demonstrate procedures and flow sequences, including body mechanics, sheet draping, seated massage, client supine art, client leg and foot, client prone back, lymph drainage, and reflexology.
  • Show your students how to develop step-by-step treatment plan for clients with Connection to Practice: Progressive Case Studies.
  • Help your students prepare the national exam with end-of-chapter questions and the online electronic quiz bank.
  • Help students to apply knowledge to real-world scenarios with Critical Thinking questions. Help your students increase their understanding with hundreds of photos that illustrate difficult concepts in vibrant detail.

 

By Mary Braun, Edition: 3, 672 pages, Pub Date: 2013

 

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