Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic and Emerging Methods

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9780130987150: Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic and Emerging Methods

For courses in Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy.

This pioneering text in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-to-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, another health-related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you!

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The 4th edition of Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques continues to be an authoritative and comprehensive resource for massage therapy courses.  This book lays the theoretical groundwork and provides detailed descriptions of techniques for Western and contemporary massage, Asian bodywork therapy and applications for special populations.  Whether you are a licensed massage therapy practitioner, another health-related professional, or simply interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you.

New to this Edition:

  • Accompanying CD-ROM–provides instructional video of the most common massage techniques to provide readers with a visual aid to accompany chapter content.
  • Includes the Wellness Massage Pyramid which introduces a new model for the understanding the broad scope of massage therapy based on the wellness perspective.
  • End-of-chapter Study Outlines provide students and instructors with useful tools for identifying, understanding and learning the content of each chapter.
  • Chapters on the effects of massage and clinical applications of massage provide extensive documentation of research.
  • New chapters on Hydrotherapy and Thermal Therapy and Asian Bodywork Therapy are included.
  • New Appendix A:  25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork provides students a survey of the 25 most important forms of massage and bodywork with sources of additional information.

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