Handbook of Clinical Massage, 2nd Edition

Well researched and evidence-based, this book takes a unique medical approach to describing applied massage techniques for common conditions and their utilization as an adjunct to both conventional and complementary treatments. Offers guidelines on the assessment of each body region prior to massage, including symptoms and signs relating to pathology. Features photographs and line drawings that clearly illustrate correct postural techniques.Thorough descriptions of massage techniques, their physiological effects, indications and contraindications, and how massage may be used therapeutically helps the reader come to a better understanding of the treatment of many common conditions.Each of the chapters on body regions begins with an assessment of the region with guidelines on the examination of pathological symptoms, signs, and implications for massage treatment, preparing the reader for what is to come.A generous number of illustrations, including photographs and line drawings, show the correct techniques for the practitioner.Extra instruction shows supplementary methods for use with patients who are physically impaired, elderly, or unable to lie on the treatment table.New two-color format gives the text a fresh, vibrant look, assisting the reader with improved visual aids.Extra material on research presents new developments in the field.Now includes more on bodywork and forearm massage techniques.An increased number of anatomical diagrams enhances the ability to clearly understand various techniques.An expanded section on massage during pregnancy offers the most current information on the topic.

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