Textbook of Remedial Massage

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Elsevier Australia, 2012 - Medical - 431 pages
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A practical massage textbook + DVD for both massage students and established practitioners of remedial massage

The content in the comprehensive Textbook of Remedial Massage is drawn from cutting-edge research as well as the authors' lengthy experience in massage education.

Covering essential topics, from history-taking to contraindication, Textbook of Remedial Massage is an excellent resource for Diploma of Massage students. Indeed, much of the textbook's content aligns with the HLT07 training package.

Client Assessment - The first of Textbook of Remedial Massage's three sections addresses practitioner assessment of remedial massage clients. This includes information on how to adapt massage techniques for clients' individual needs.

Massage techniques - The second section provides readers with clear instruction in common remedial massage techniques, such as trigger points, CRAC stretching and myofascial release. Each of these techniques is explained through illustrations and photographs, along with a detailed rationale on its physiological principles and evidence base. Crucially, contraindications and precautions are explained for each massage technique.

Body regions - The final section of this excellent health title applies remedial massage techniques to specific body regions, all of which are demonstrated in detail on the accompanying DVD.

The authors' evidence-based approach is in keeping with the wider Allied Healthcare community. This approach is a key determinant of Medicare client rebates, as well as rebates from many private health funds, making it an essential aspect of contemporary massage.



  • Detailed assessment technique
  • Evidence-based approach
  • Includes techniques integral to the HLT07 Diploma of massage - all essential skills and knowledge for the competencies of the units in the training package.
  • Anatomy described in functional terms
  • Accompanying DVD with videos of content covered in book. DVD content is divided up into assessment and treatment techniques.
  • An accompanying Evolve site features PowerPoint slides on massage techniques
 

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Contents

3 Planning remedial massage therapy
42
References 8 2 Assessment procedures for remedial 4 Remedial massage techniques
52
Skin cancer 40 5 Muscle stretching
64
Contraindications and precautions
71
References
77
Evidencebase of treatments for trigger points
85
7
95
Contraindications
111
The cervical region
200
The head and face
226
The chest
244
The shoulder region
261
The elbow region
289
The wrist and hand
310
The hip region
337
The knee
357

Evidence for the effectiveness of fascial releasing
117
Review questions
123
The low back and pelvis
138
The thoracic region
173
epiphysitis
192
The leg ankle and foot
382
Specific client groups
415
Index
424
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