Massage Anatomy

A Comprehensive Guide

Massage Anatomy

Ahhh! Discover the power of massage--from the inside out--in this unique reference book featuring seven styles of massage and enlightening anatomical illustrations. Massages energize, revitalize, and renew both body and spirit, and have even been proven to restore and promote good health. But to safely practice massage, you need to understand how the body works. Everyone from new students to experienced massage therapists can benefit from this unique book dedicated to the practice of massage. * The world of massage at your fingertips! This comprehensive book explores seven of the world's best-known styles of massage: Swedish, Fusion, Shiatsu, Thai, River Stone, Reflexology, and Reiki. * Massage Anatomy uniquely combines an understanding of the human body with different massage styles, making it an excellent resource for practitioners of all levels. * Detailed anatomical illustrations and approachable text demonstrate body planes, muscle groups, and crucial areas like the nervous and lymphatic systems. There is also a helpful reference section on massage terminology and a glossary of muscles. * Discover the ancient secrets practiced by Native Americans and Egyptians using warm stones that are applied to the body. Feel the “spirit life force” of reiki, a centuries-old Japanese technique used to promote peace and well-being. And find out how to combine Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage techniques for a fabulous massage fusion. * Next to strong hands, this comprehensive guide book is a massage therapist's most important tool--an invaluable resource for new students and experienced therapists alike. * Includes poster of massage techniques and muscle systems.

The Massage Connection

Anatomy and Physiology

The Massage Connection

This textbook is focused on the anatomy and physiology needs of massage therapy students and practitioners. It gives extensive coverage of the major body systems- integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous -crucial for massage therapy. It also provides an overview of other body systems so students have a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology. (Midwest).

Anatomy & Physiology Reference for Massage Therapists, Spiral bound Version

Anatomy & Physiology Reference for Massage Therapists, Spiral bound Version

Milady is proud to introduce an all-new Anatomy and Physiology reference designed specifically for the massage therapist and massage therapy student. This reference includes comprehensive coverage of the various body systems as well as brief descriptions of each system to increase understanding of the system's function. This must-have reference for the beauty and wellness student includes cross sections and multiple views of eleven main body systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Integrating Anatomy and Treatment

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle. An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.

Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage - E-Book

Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage - E-Book

Success in massage therapy begins with a solid foundation in the fundamentals! Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 7th Edition helps you build the skills you need, from assessing problems and planning treatment to mastering massage techniques and protocols. Hundreds of photographs demonstrate massage techniques step by step, and case studies bring concepts to life. ‘How-to’ videos on the Evolve companion website show manipulation techniques, body mechanics, positioning and draping, and more. If you want to prepare for licensing and certification exams and succeed in practice, this resource from massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz is your text of choice. Comprehensive coverage includes all of the fundamentals of therapeutic massage, including massage techniques, equipment and supplies, wellness, working with special populations, and business considerations; it also prepares you for success on licensing and certification exams. Step-by-step, full-color photographs demonstrate massage techniques and protocols by body area. Three hours of video on the Evolve website demonstrate techniques and body mechanics — each clip is narrated and performed by author Sandy Fritz — as well as review activities for licensing exams. Proficiency exercises provide opportunities to practice and apply what you are learning. Case studies offer practice with clinical reasoning and prepare you to address conditions commonly encountered in professional practice. Coverage of body mechanics helps you to create an ergonomically effective massage environment and to determine appropriate pressure, drag, and duration application while applying massage methods. Coverage of multiple charting methods helps you develop record-keeping and documentation skills, including SOAP and computer charting with simulation on Evolve. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, activities and exercises, and workbook-type practice. Review tools include matching exercises, short answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions, all available on Evolve. Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice chapter includes new research findings and explains how research is done, and how to read and understand it. Adaptive Massage chapter explains how to address the needs of specific populations, from pregnant women and infants to hospice patients and people with physical impairments. Massage Career Tracks and Practice Settings chapter covers massage therapy services offered at spas, and looks at the spa as a possible massage career. In-depth coverage of HIPAA shows how to store records in a HIPAA-compliant manner and explains HIPAA requirements and training. Foot in the Door boxes outline the professional skills expected by prospective employers. Updated Basic Pharmacology for the Massage Therapist appendix provides up-to-date information on common medications.

Anatomy & Massage

Detailed & Illustrated Techniques, Including New Insights Into Massaging Myofascial Tissue

Anatomy & Massage

A massage helps in all situations. Massage techniques can be used not only for relaxation, but also in sports - where the right massage technique can be used for regeneration, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. The unique mixture of photos and anatomical drawings makes it incredibly easy to understand every technique and put them into practice. Sports massage is a manual therapy method that is integrated into the training programs of professional athletes to strengthen and improve their health. It consists of a series of grips that are used before, during, or after a competition or training session. The main objectives are as follows: To optimize muscle performance To reduce congestion in blood circulation To reduce regeneration times To prevent injuries to the tissues and joints Anatomy & Massage is a practical guide for anyone interested in learning more about this massage discipline. This book presents the new standard, which can be used not only by athletes, trainers, or their massage therapists, but also as an important reference work for physiotherapists, fitness trainers, and people interested in sports in general. The book was written by active therapists who have a lot of experience with professional sports teams and who teach sports massage. It contains numerous illustrations, color photographs, step-by-step instructions, anatomical graphics, and includes an approach to massaging deep-level tissues and their interpretation from the myofascial chain point of view. The book also contains a health questionnaire to facilitate data collection, athlete testing, and follow-up monitoring. It is supplemented with 21 tutorial videos showing the most important massage techniques used by the specialists. These videos can be downloaded in three easy steps using the Augmented Reality app. Anatomy & Massage is the first book of its kind that also focuses on the my fascial structures of the body and offers step-by-step instructions on how these insights can make a massage even more effective.

Sports & Exercise Massage - E-Book

Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation

Sports & Exercise Massage - E-Book

Providing guidelines for applying massage to amateur and professional athletes, Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition helps you address the challenges of treating clients involved in sports, physical fitness, rehabilitation, and exercise. In-depth coverage describes common patterns for sports activities, such as running and throwing, and uses the principles of massage to focus on assessment techniques, indications, contraindications, and outcome goals. This edition includes a new chapter on stretching, hundreds of full-color photos of techniques, and an Evolve companion website with step-by-step videos demonstrating sports massage applications. Written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this resource provides the proven massage techniques you need to manage common exercise and sports injuries and syndromes. Comprehensive coverage includes all the essentials of sports and exercise massage in one resource, with topics such as theories of sports, fitness, and rehabilitation; a brief anatomy and physiology review; basic nutrition for fitness; a review of massage methods and detailed descriptions of therapeutic techniques that apply to sports massage, such as lymph drainage, care of acute injury, connective and deep tissue applications, and pain management; and discussions of categories of injury common to athletes: sprains, strains, wounds, contusions, joint injury, and more. More than 600 full-color illustrations show procedures, concepts, and techniques. Student-friendly features include chapter outlines and learning objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, a glossary, and In My Experience boxes highlighting real-life situations in sports and exercise massage. Case studies provide an opportunity to develop clinical reasoning skills. Student resources on an Evolve companion website include videos demonstrating techniques, a stretching atlas, a general massage protocol, and additional case studies. Expert author Sandy Fritz provides massage for professional athletes in many sports, and her school, the Health Enrichment Center, had a 13-year partnership with the Detroit Lions. UPDATED photos and illustrations show techniques with more clarity than before. NEW Stretching chapter shows how to use methods of stretching in a safe and beneficial manner. UPDATED complete general protocol suitable for the common athlete is included on the Evolve companion website, featuring a video and a step-by-step guide that can easily be modified to meet the specific needs of athletic clients. Added emphasis on treatment planning for athletic clients includes case studies and more In My Experience boxes describing Sandy Fritz’s real-life experiences with sports massage. Expanded chapter on research supports evidence-informed practice, including research on fascia and kinesiotaping. Additional orthopedic tests most commonly used by massage therapists are included to enhance your skills in assessment and referral.

Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage - E-Book

Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology

Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage - E-Book

Get the science background you need to master massage therapy! Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 6th Edition provides full-color, easy-to-read coverage of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Realistic examples apply A&P content directly to the practice of massage therapy, and learning activities help you review key material and develop critical thinking skills. Written by noted massage therapy educators Sandy Fritz and Luke Allen Fritz, this guide provides a solid foundation in the sciences and positions you for success on licensing and certification exams. Coverage of essential sciences and practical application helps you study for and pass licensing and certification exams, including the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB). Over 700 full-color line drawings and photos show muscle locations, attachments, and actions — required knowledge for passing certification exams and for practicing massage therapy. ELAP-compliant content ensures that your skills and knowledge of massage therapy meet the proficiency recommendations of the Entry-Level Analysis Project. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, multiple-choice review and discussion questions, plus workbook sections on Evolve. Biomechanics Basics chapter includes gait assessment and muscle testing activities along with critical thinking questions. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for referral protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. Coverage of nutrition explains how nutrition and nutritional products might affect or interfere with massage therapy, describing the basics of nutrition, the digestive process, and all of the main vitamins and minerals and their functions in the body. Practical Applications boxes include photos of massage techniques and settings, and help you learn competencies and apply material to real-world practice. Focus on Professionalism boxes summarize key information about ethics and best business practices. Mentoring Tips provide practical insight into important topics and on being a massage therapy professional. Learning How to Learn boxes at the beginning of each chapter make it easier to comprehend key concepts. Learn More on the Web boxes in the book and on Evolve suggest online resources for further reading and research. Quick Content Review in Question Form on Evolve reinforces the key material in each chapter and increases critical thinking skills. Appendix on diseases/conditions provides a quick reference to indications and contraindications, showing how pathologic conditions may affect the safety and efficacy of therapeutic massage.

Study Guide to Accompany Anatomy and Physiology

The Massage Connection

Study Guide to Accompany Anatomy and Physiology

The 3rd edition of 'Anatomy and Physiology' ties anatomy and physiology to situations massage therapy students will face in practice, amnd makes this material accessible to facilitate learning. This accompanying study guide helps students apply their knowledge and ensure their understanding of the content covered.