Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, this revised edition of Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all ...
Author: Art Riggs
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, this revised edition of Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice. The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in preventing injury to the therapist. “Strategies” offers more precise protocols and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. “Caveats” details areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution. Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and the psychology of treating injuries.
Babies do not respond well to poking, tickling, deep tissue work, or massage that is too tentative and light. Special babies with special needs also need a special way of being massaged. All babies must be followed in their growth ...
Author: Vimala McClure
Category: Family & Relationships
Discover the gentle art of Infant Massage... In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you why a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your child...and yourself. For generations mothers the world over have known that the soft stroke of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. Now scientific research proves that massage can do all that and more. In Infant Massage, McClure shares how massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. She explains each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. You'll also find: Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience Guidance for teaching children about "good touch" A special chapter dedicated to fathers Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents And much more
More sophisticated somatic applications such as acupuncture, bloodletting, cranial adjustment, and deep-tissue massage may have had their origin, generations later, in primitive manipulation. (We will discuss some of the more ...
Author: Richard Grossinger
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Planet Medicine is a major work by an anthropologist who looks at medicine in a broad context. In this edition, additions to this classic text include a section on Reiki, a comparison of types of palpation used in healing, updates on craniosacral therapy, and a means of understanding how different alternative medicines actually work. Illustrated throughout, this is the standard on the history, philosophy, and anthropology of this subject.
Formal bodywork techniques range from Swedish massage to Rolfing to deep tissue massage and physical therapy to rehabilitate muscles and joints after an injury. The various techniques all contribute to relaxation and wellbeing by ...
Author: Kathi J. Kemper
If you’re one of the thousands of parents who feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the different kinds of medical advice you’re getting from doctors, homeopaths, and others, then you will find comfort—and answers—in this comprehensive guide to integrative medicine for children. Fully updated and revised to reflect the numerous recent advances in this field, this revised edition of Dr. Kemper’s The Holistic Pediatrician incorporates the best of both mainstream and alternative medicine to aid parents in dealing with the most common health problems confronting today’s youth. From ear infections to anxiety, fevers to fatigue, colds to pain, this invaluable guide provides factual advice to heal the whole child. Four new chapters reflect the changing needs of American families, and offers updated information on anxiety, autism, fatigue, and pain. Based on scientific evidence and written in commonsense language, The Holistic Pediatrician is the first place any parent should turn for authoritative and empowering advice on all aspects of their children’s health.
NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek, former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.
Author: Jeffrey Simancek
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This significantly revised new edition features an easy-to-use format that provides basic theory and assessment of neuromuscular conditions followed by an extensive overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage Ñ including trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching. Step-by-step treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions are clearly outlined using detailed descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Downloadable assessment forms and 90-minutes of video on proper deep tissue massage techniques are included on the companion Evolve website. Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow. Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice. Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners. Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end-of-book glossary to help you focus on key content. Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice. Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques. NEW! 4-color art program features all new photos of the best techniques, body mechanics, and draping to better illustrate content. NEW! 90 minutes of video on the Evolve companion website vividly demonstrate the proper techniques needed to master deep tissue massage. NEW! Expanded coverage of theory and assessment gives you the background you need on documentation, techniques, and assessments before you begin learning how to perform deep tissue massage. NEW! Anatomic illustrations provide a refresher on pertinent anatomy right before the book heads into treatment coverage to reinforce the essential relationship between anatomy and proper massage. NEW! Expert reviewers, including Joe Muscolino, Sandy Fritz, and more, ensure material is accurate and appropriate for courses on deep tissue. NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek, former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.
In summary, the present invention includes a mechanical means to reproduce therapeutic deep tissue massage motions, in addition to a means of orthopaedic bracing to ultimately achieve tissue healing and alleviation of unpleasant ...
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SOFT. TISSUE. MOBILIZATION. Because massage therapy has become more widely utilized in the clinical setting, ... It is my hope that this expanded and revised edition will inspire massage and manual therapists to learn a new way of ...
Author: Thomas Hendrickson
This book introduces massage techniques for orthopedic conditions, promoting the alignment of soft tissue relating to pain and dysfunction. An essential manual for clinical massage therapy, it contains brief descriptions of rationale behind orthopedic massage, mechanisms of injury to and repair of soft tissue, and anatomy of each body area. The Second Edition also includes detailed assessment for each body region, discusses common lesions, and provides illustrated instructions on how to administer this scientifically based style of massage. Based on traditional orthopedic assessment protocols, coverage includes range of motion, passive and isometric testing, and tests that determine the severity of a condition or injury.
Stanford University, Palo Alto: Venous thromboembolism following vigorous deep tissue massage A new study, 'Venous thromboembolism following vigorous deep tissue massage,' is now available. “Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an increasing ...
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Ultrasound transducer Loose connective tissue Intermediate muscle layer Deep muscle layer Figure24. ... Generally when performing massage techniques, the therapist glides over the top of the myofascia, applying compression to the tissue ...
Author: Thomas Myers
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
This thoroughly revised edition of the authoritative reference Fascial Release for Structural Balance brings the book up to date with all of the most current research on the role of fascia and myofascia in the body, and how treatment affects it. This edition takes advantage of more sophisticated testing to explore in greater detail the relationship between anatomical structure and function, making it an even more essential guide. Offering a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including postural analysis, complete technique descriptions, and the art of proper assessment of a patient through "bodyreading," the book features 150 color photographs that clearly demonstrate each technique. The authors, both respected bodywork professionals, give any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy—including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists—the information they need to deliver effective treatments and create long-lasting, systemic change in clients' shape and structure. Fascia, the soft tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in supporting the body. By learning to intelligently manipulate it, a bodyworker or therapist can help with many chronic conditions that their clients suffer from, providing immediate pain relief as well as reducing the strains that may contribute to the patient's ongoing aches and pains, leading to rapid, effective, and lasting pain relief. James Earls and Thomas Meyers argue that approaching the fascia requires "a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques."
Balanced Body: A Guide to the Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy System is a comprehensive course in massage from a background ... and that his followers and former students and colleagues will find new life in his ideas with this edition.
Author: Ruth Werner
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Now in vibrant full color, this fully updated and revised Fourth Edition of Scheumann's The Balanced Body: A Guide to the Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy System reflects the latest research in the field and brings a beloved technique manual up to date with current standards for evidence-informed practice. This user-friendly resource helps students develop a clear understanding of a sequential, progressive bodywork approach for the entire body. The Fourth Edition retains the original book’s innovative approach to the integration of a variety of massage therapy approaches and adds new material that brings Scheumann’s work into a modern context. New sections on research, updates on recent pain and fascia science, updated coverage of pathologies, and new material on client endangerment work, along with an enhanced array of teaching and learning resources, make The Balanced Body an important resource for both new and seasoned massage therapists.
Many styles of massage have emerged over the past few decades and have been categorized as deep tissue therapy. These methods expand upon the effects of Swedish massage ... An expanded section on ethics is also part of this new edition.
Author: Donald W. Scheumann
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
CD-ROM includes 20 massage technique video clips, 10 Acland anatomy video clips, anatomy figures from the text, chapter quizzes.
The 4th Edition retains the original book's innovative approach to the integration of a variety of massage therapy approaches and adds new material that brings Scheumann's work into a modern context.
Author: Ruth Werner
Category: Health & Fitness
Now in vibrant full color, this fully updated and revised 4th Edition of Scheumann's The Balanced Body: A Guide to the Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy System reflects the latest research in the field and brings a beloved technique manual up to date with current standards for evidence-informed practice. This user-friendly resource helps students develop a clear understanding of a sequential, progressive bodywork approach for the entire body. The 4th Edition retains the original book,,s innovative approach to the integration of a variety of massage therapy approaches and adds new material that brings Scheumann,,s work into a modern context. New sections on research, updates on recent pain and fascia science, updated coverage of pathologies, and new material on client endangerment work, along with an enhanced array of teaching and learning resources, make The Balanced Body an important resource for both new and seasoned massage therapists. - New Postural Evaluation charts provide photographs of real-life clients along with basic questions that help readers identify important patterns and apply concepts. - New Endangerment Site drawings show areas of the body that require specific caution or care when doing massage therapy. - Revised and updated coverage on the role and latest research of fasciaand pain science is integrated throughout. - New Pathology sections describe conditions or diseases that may impact bodywork choices for specific areas. - New in-book learning tools, including chapter objectives and postural evaluation guides, help students master the material and make the book easier to use. - A new pathology appendix provides more detail on relevant pathologic situations. - A new trigger point appendix provides trigger point charts for each body region. - New Cautionary Notes alert readers to special cases and situations. - A new full-color design clarifies key points and helps readers deepen their understanding of human anatomy as it relates to massage. - New test questions coordinate with ELAP guidelines. - Online videos feature the book,,s original author, Don Scheumann, demonstrating the how-to,,s of key techniques. - Session Impressions help students build critical thinking skills as they apply chapter material to real-world massage therapy scenarios. - Essential Anatomy boxes cover the crucial anatomical information that students must master before learning a technique. - Routines sections clarify the specific techniques to use when working on different areas of the body. - Holistic Perspective sidebars examine how culture, beliefs, and emotions may contribute to postural and movement patterns.
Series: Hands-on guides for therapists | Preceded by Soft tissue release / Jane Johnson. 2009. | Includes bibliographical references. ... This book is a revised edition of Soft Tissue Release, published in 2009 by Human Kinetics.
Author: Jane C. Johnson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release, Second Edition, is a practical guide to understanding and applying soft tissue release (STR), including how it can be used to deactivate trigger points and maximize patient outcomes of treatment and rehabilitation. Whether you are a student or a professional, the detailed instruction and numerous photos will help you gain proficiency and confidence in applying these techniques. Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release thoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR—passive (clients do not help), active-assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own)—and provides step-by-step descriptions for performing each type. This edition incorporates new content on how soft tissue release may be used to deactivate trigger points, aiding in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Additional updates include the following: • More than 150 new photographs and 21 new anatomical illustrations • Guiding arrows overlaid on photos to show the direction in which to apply pressure • Illustrations of trigger points found in 21 muscles • New descriptions of the use of active-assisted STR on the iliotibial band (ITB), infraspinatus, biceps brachii, and triceps • New sections describing how to apply active STR to gluteals, trapezius, scalenes, rhomboid, and pectoral muscles • Instruction for applying passive STR to shoulder adductors • Case studies providing examples of how STR was used with four clients with differing problems Complementing each technique are information on the key holds, moves, and stances for various muscles and handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations for which each technique is particularly useful. The full-color photos depict the locks and stretches, while some of the more difficult techniques are accompanied by photos showing the position of the therapist and a skeletal overlay on the client so you can pinpoint the specific muscle being targeted. The book also explains how to use alternative options—such as massage tools and forearms, fists, and elbows—to protect your hands and thumbs from overuse. Tip boxes offer practical comments on applying the techniques, while Client Talk boxes provide insight into real-world situations. Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release also shows you how to incorporate the proper techniques into a treatment program. It guides you through the consultation process and provides examples of initial questions to ask clients and various assessment forms to use in identifying clients’ needs. Using case studies and comparisons, you will learn how the data gleaned from clients can guide the design of an effective treatment program. Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release, Second Edition, is part of the Hands-On Guides for Therapists series, developed to provide the best clinical and educational resources available for those in bodywork professions.
that massage may lead to deep tissue trauma (NPUAP & EPUAP, 2014). Assess the client's nutritional status. Refer for a nutritional consult and/or institute dietary supplements as necessary. EB: Optimizing nutritional intake, ...
Now in its fifth edition, with a new title, this classic text has been expanded and updated throughout to provide you with an overview of massage, a description of massage techniques, information on the benefits of massage, and specific ...
Author: Giovanni De Domenico
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
First published in 1964, Beard's Massage is a classic physical therapy massage text originally authored by Gertrude Beard, a pioneering physical therapist in the 1920s who treated patients using soft tissue massage techniques that remain the basis of practice today. Now in its fifth edition, with a new title, this classic text has been expanded and updated throughout to provide you with an overview of massage, a description of massage techniques, information on the benefits of massage, and specific techniques for a variety of conditions. Practical step-by-step guidance to help you develop massage sequences that best meet the needs of your patients. Sections on massage strokes show the direction and sequence of each stroke, allowing you the benefit of using one comprehensive resource instead of several texts. Includes guidance in Swedish Remedial Massage techniques to help you develop proper massage techniques and sequences that best meet the needs of each individual client. Nearly 500 line drawings and photos demonstrate how to perform all of the basic strokes, the physiologic and therapeutic effects of each technique, and how to apply the most appropriate massage sequences to specific regions of the body. Photos include directional arrows that show hand position and movement across the patient. Updated references facilitate further study and demonstrate currency of the text. The new companion DVD with narrated video clips demonstrates each of the various techniques discussed in the text allowing you to visually comprehend proper timing and techniques. Icons in the text link the text to the DVD so they can function together as a complete learning tool. New chapter on Anatomical Landmarks for Soft Tissue Massage demonstrates the important anatomical landmarks and structures involved during the application of soft tissue massage techniques. New chapter on Focal Massage Sequences describes the use of various massage techniques for specific pathologies to help enhance your assessment skills for those clients who present with specific injuries and/or conditions. New chapter on Decongestive Therapy for the Treatment of Lymphedema shows how massage can be an effective part of lymphedema treatment. New chapter on Massage in Sport explains the different strokes and methods required for sports massage in rehabilitation. New chapter on Massage for the Baby and Infant describes different methods for safe massage. New chapter on Massage in Palliative Care explains the role of massage, especially pain relief and relaxation, in the care of the terminally ill. New chapter on Soft Tissue Manipulation in Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) describes different massage techniques in CAM therapies.
In the first edition of this text, author Joe Muscolino made an excellent contribution to the professional literature to aid today's soft-tissue therapist. In this new edition of Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, ...
Author: Joseph E. Muscolino
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Learn how to apply kinesiology concepts and treat dysfunction with Muscolino’s Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition! With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, this highly visual text offers a vividly illustrated look at the skeletal system and how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the body. Part One covers the fundamentals of structure and motion, including essential terminology that is used in kinesiology. Part Two covers the skeletal system including the makeup of skeletal and fascial tissues. Part Three contains a detailed study of the joints of the body. And lastly, Part Four examines how muscles function. This new edition also boasts an all-new chapter on biomechanics, more than 100 online video clips, and an interactive muscle program. If you want a thorough understanding of muscle function and how to apply that knowledge on the job, then there’s no better guide than Muscolino! Coverage of strengthening exercises and stretching emphasizes the purposes and benefits of stretching and how to perform various stretching techniques. The most up-to-date information on posture and the gait cycle features high-quality art. Comprehensive chapter on muscle action and attachments includes illustrations of all of the muscles of the human body organized by function. Clinical applications throughout the book are directly related to kinesiology concepts and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to clinical practice. Complete atlas of bones, bony landmarks, and joints includes more than 100 full-color photographs of every bone in the human body, giving you comprehensive coverage of bones not found in other kinesiology books. Clear, simple explanations of kinesiology concepts cover muscle contraction(s), coordination of muscles with movement, core stabilization, posture, exercise, reflexes, and how the nervous system controls and directs the muscular system. Approximately 1,200 four-color illustrations help you visualize important concepts. A wide variety of user resources include a comprehensive glossary of terms from the book, radiographs, answers to the review questions at the end of each chapter in the book, an interactive muscle program, and videos featuring joint actions and palpation techniques. NEW! A new chapter on biomechanics helps you understand how the body moves under normal circumstances and what may impair its movement in pathology. NEW! Improved illustrations in The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body offer a vivid muscle atlas within the text. NEW! Expanded resources on Evolve companion site include a new collection of video clips and an interactive muscle program which help you identify the necessary skills for professional success.
SOFT TISSUE INJURIES This module of a guide for teaching an advanced - level training program for emergency medical ... by defibrillation and cardioversion , by rotating tourniquets , and by such optional skills as carotid massage ...
Manual Healing/Bodywork If you've ever had a massage and enjoyed the relaxed, warm feeling you have for many hours ... myofascialrelease technique, and other realignment therapies concentrate on the soft tissue surrounding the bones.
Author: Mary J. Shomon
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Most Comprehensive Resource Available on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism For millions of Americans, hypothyroidism often goes untreated ... or is treated improperly. This book, thoroughly researched by the nation's top thyroid patient advocate—a hypothyroidism patient herself—provides you with answers to all your questions, including: What is hypothyroidism? What are the warning signs, symptoms, and risk factors? Why is getting diagnosed often a challenge, and how can you overcome the obstacles? What treatments are available (including those your doctor hasn't told you about)? Which alternative and holistic therapies, nutritional changes, and supplements may help treat hypothyroidism?
A Practitioner's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Soft-Tissue Dysfunction and Reflex Activity Leon Chaitow ... Now available in a revised edition from Krieger Publishing Co. , Inc. , U.S.A. concentric , 201 , 203 , 212 , 214 ...
Author: Leon Chaitow
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Health & Fitness
As techniques of physiotherapy have evolved and distinctions between methodologies have blurred, greater emphasis has been placed on Soft-Tissue Manipulation. Dr. Chaitow provides practitioners and students with up-to-date and complete information on the varieties of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Revised and expanded, this is a complete and indispensable textbook for students and therapists of all schools.
Lilias Folan, host of Lilian, Yoga & You (PBS) In tliis completely revised edition Jean Couch presents an easy-to-follow guide to lyengar-style yoga. With over 400 photographs, ... Enjoy a Deep Tissue Massage at Home WITH NO WORK.
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