Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage (Paperback)

Author: Beck, Mark F.

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The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage (5th edition) is the classic text in the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist, plus the essentials of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are discussed. Full-color illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. A new chapter discusses massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final chapter has been revised to cover business practices for finding employment or successful self-employment.

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Publisher Milady Pub Corp
Mfg Part# 9781435485242
SKU 212819002
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1435485246
Release Date 4/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Edition 0005
Number of Pages 0980
Publisher Cengage Learning
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