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Foundations of Massage.

Author: Lisa Casanelia; David Stelfox
Publisher: London : Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Foundations of Massage 3e is a comprehensive practical and theoretical foundation for all aspects of massage therapy. The book prepares students for clinical practice through the presentation of step by step techniques and treatments. This revision of this Australian text for the practice of massage therapy includes new material on specialised application of massage, such as providing services for people with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Casanelia, Lisa.
Foundations of Massage.
London : Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Casanelia; David Stelfox
ISBN: 9780729578691 0729578690
OCLC Number: 882772391
Notes: Interactions between massage therapy and drug therapy.
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Dedication; foundations of massage; Copyright; contents; foreword; preface; acknowledgements; reviewers; contributors; SECTION 1; chapter 1philosophies and principles of massage and natural medicine; INTRODUCTION; MASSAGE THERAPY --
A DEFINITION; NATURAL MEDICINE PHILOSOPHY AND PRINCIPLES; COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE; SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF NATURAL MEDICINE MODALITIES; MANIPULATIVE THERAPIES; MASSAGE TRAINING; CONCLUSION; chapter 2a history of massage; INTRODUCTION; ANCIENT TIMES (3000 BC-AD 400); THE DARK AGES/MIDDLE AGES (AD 400-1450); THE MODERN ERA (1450-2000). MASSAGE IN AUSTRALIAMASSAGE IN NEW ZEALAND; FUTURE OF MASSAGE; CONCLUSION; chapter 3massage in an integrativehealth care model; INTRODUCTION; WHAT IS HOLISTIC/INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?; INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE --
THE HEALTH CARE MODEL FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY; MASSAGE AS COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY; MASSAGE AND THE BIOMEDICAL MODEL OF HEALTH CARE; WHY PEOPLE USE MASSAGE THERAPY; CONCLUSION; chapter 4the importance of touch; INTRODUCTION; SKIN AND OUR TACTILE SENSE; TOUCH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT; PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND TOUCH; TOUCH FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS; TOUCH AS COMMUNICATION. CULTURAL DIFFERENCE AND TOUCHENSURING A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE OF TOUCH FOR CLIENTS; TOUCH AS ENERGY HEALING; CONCLUSION; SECTION 2; chapter 5scope of practice, ethics and law in massage therapy practice; INTRODUCTION; SCOPE OF PRACTICE; ETHICS; LAW; CONCLUSION; chapter 6defining boundaries in theclient-practitioner relationship; INTRODUCTION; PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES; CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS; CONCLUSION; chapter 7the evidence for massage therapy; INTRODUCTION; THE EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE MOVEMENT; THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THE EFFICACY OF MASSAGE THERAPY. FINDING AND EVALUATING THE EVIDENCECONCLUSION; SECTION 3; chapter 8the massage setting; INTRODUCTION; THE MASSAGE SETTING; DIFFERENT MASSAGE ENVIRONMENTS; MASSAGE EQUIPMENT; CONCLUSION; chapter 9self-care for themassage therapist; INTRODUCTION; A DAILY REGIME; SELF-MASSAGE; CONTRAST ARM BATHS; GENERAL HEALTH; CONCLUSION; chapter 10infection control in massage therapy practice; INTRODUCTION; WHAT IS INFECTION?; INFECTIOUS MICROORGANISMS; WHERE ARE INFECTIOUS AGENTS FOUND?; HOW DO INFECTIOUS AGENTS ENTER AND EXIT THE BODY? IDENTIFYING AND RESPONDING TO INFECTION RISKS IN THE MASSAGE CLINIC ENVIRONMENTPOLICIES AND PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS; CONCLUSION; SECTION 4; chapter 11the health assessment process; INTRODUCTION; A --
ASSESS CLIENT NEEDS; S --
SELECT TREATMENT PLAN; T --
TREAT; E --
EVALUATE; R --
RECORD; CONCLUSION; chapter 12precautions and safe practice for massage; INTRODUCTION; PRINCIPLES; INDICATIONS AND SCOPE OF PRACTICE; ENDANGERMENT SITES; CONTRAINDICATIONS; PATHO-BIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS; CONCLUSION; chapter 13pharmacological considerations for massage therapy practice; INTRODUCTION.

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Foundations of Massage 3e is a comprehensive practical and theoretical foundation for all aspects of massage therapy. The book prepares students for clinical practice through the presentation of step by step techniques and treatments. This revision of this Australian text for the practice of massage therapy includes new material on specialised application of massage, such as providing services for people with disabilities, working in aged care and providing services for people with chronic disease states and life challenging illnesses. More than 350 illustrations and pho.

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