Massage Therapy

$95.00 CAD

Evidence Informed Massage Therapy is the gold standard textbook available for massage students, instructors and clinicians — written by Massage Therapists for Massage Therapists! With 624 full colour pages and 5,500+ references and images, Massage Therapy is a useful reference in the classroom and clinic for patient education.

This text bridges the gap between academics to advanced clinical application and critical thinking:

  • 624 Full Colour Pages with over 5,500+ Images and References
  • Multi-disciplinary Peer Reviewed (AT, DC, DO, LMT, MD, ND, PhD, PT, RMT)
  • Clear Presentation & Format Saves Time – Perfect for Board Exams and Practice
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Description

Evidence-Informed Massage Therapy is the gold standard textbook available for massage students, instructors and clinicians — written by Massage Therapists for Massage Therapists! With 624 full-colour pages and 5,500+ references and images, Massage Therapy is a useful reference in the classroom and clinic for patient education.

Many of our contributing authors are graduates of 2200-3300 hour massage programs also holding advanced degrees, clinical instructors and clinic owners – you are learning from the best with centuries of combined real-world experiences and evidence-based content.

No book offers more content and value. The content is consistent with Inter-Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry-to-Practice (PCs-PIs/FOMTRAC) and Guidelines for Foundational Knowledge in Massage Therapy Educational Programs (GFK). This text bridges the gap between academics to advanced clinical application and critical thinking. You will use Massage Therapy in the classroom, practice, and for patient education:

  • 624 Full Colour Pages with over 5,500+ Images and References
  • Multi-disciplinary Peer Reviewed (AT, DC, DO, LMT, MD, ND, PhD, PT, RMT)
  • Clear Presentation & Format Saves Time – Perfect for Board Exams and Practice

 

Print Version ISBN: 978-1-989392-23-2
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 624
Size: 7×10″

 

Students, Instructors and Practitioners ❤ Massage Therapy Textbook

“These books have the information I need in a format that just works – they are the only texts I routinely use after 10 years of practice – Thank you!”
— David L. LMT – Back in Motion

“The best courses and resources I’ve seen since I started 25 years ago. I feel more confident as a therapist and will last longer in the profession.”
— Rebbah Rodrigues RMT – (3000 hr massage graduate)

Additional information

Weight1.1 kg
Dimensions26.2 × 18.5 × 3.8 cm

Index

Introduction 1
History of Massage 2
Communication 8
Evidence for Massage 10
Massage Mechanisms 12
Indications and CIs 14
Contraindications (CIs) 15
Law, Ethics & Professionalism 16
Hygiene 20
Informed Consent 22
Draping 24
Massage Application/Goals 28
5 Principles of Massage 29
Massage Contacts & Stance 30
Pre Treatment Check List 34
Massage Application 36
Post-Treatment Check List 37
Self Care 38

Assessment 41
oHIPMNRS 42
Outcome Markers 50
Pain Assessment 52
Posture & Gait 62
Gait Types 67
Skin 72
Palpation 77
Motion 79
Flexibility Assessment 82
Goniometry 84
Range of Motion (ROM) 86
Motion & End Feel 88
Muscle Testing 90
Fitness Assessment 92
Deep Tendon Reflexes 94
Blood Pressure 96
Pulses 98
Referred Pain 100
Record Keeping 118
SOAP Note 120
Differential Diagnosis 122
Prognosis 123
Clinical Impression 124
Review of Findings 125
Management Plan 126
Medicolegal Report 128

Treatment Foundations 131
Health and Well-being 132
MSK Best Practices 133
Sleep 134
Tissue Healing Time 136
Basic Treatment Framework 138
Working with Pain 140
Tissue healing 142
Therapeutic Order 145
Relaxation & Stress Reduction 146
Muscle Spasm 148
Muscle Strain Grading 151
Tendonitis 157
Ligament Sprain 160
Dislocation & Subluxation 164
Fracture 170
Bursitis 176
Contusions 179
Nerve Injury 182
Scar Tissue 184

Massage Techniques 199
Dosing 203
Breathing Technique 204
Meditation 206
Static Contact Technique 208
Lymphatic Drainage (LD) 210
Stroking 212
Effleurage 214
Petrissage 216
Compressions 217
Kneading 218
Picking-up 223
Skin Rolling 224
Stripping 225
Percussive / Tapotement 226
Postural Drainage 229
Vibrations 230
Frictions 232
Rhythmics (Shaking, Jostling & Rocking) 234
Myofascial Release 236
Trigger Point Therapy 240
Trigger Points Upper Body 242
Trigger Points Lower Body 243
ROOD’s Technique 244
GTO Release 246
MTAR 248
Barefoot Massage 250
Visceral Massage 252
Pin & Stretch 254
Stretching Techniques 256
PNF Stretching Techniques 258
Contract-Relax (CR) 259
Ice and Stretch 260
Lig. Articular Strain (LAST) 262
Acupressure 264
Joint Play Mobilizations 266
Cupping 272
IASTM 274
Kinesiology Taping 276

Hydrotherapy/Thermals 279
Principles 281
Indications, Precautions & CIs 282
Hot & Cold Contraindications 283
Heat 294
Contrast Bath 312
Parafin Wax 324
Infrared 326
Cold 335

Exercise Therapy 347
Activity Pyramid 349
Sleep 354
Exercise Nutrition 358
Exercise Prescription 365
Exercises
Body Weight 372
Resistance Band 373
Bo Staff 374
Foam Roller 375
Body Ball 376
Barbell 378
Dumbbell 379
Suspension Trainer 380
Kettle Bells 381
Partner Exercises 382
Yoga 384
Taichi 386
Stretching 388
Stretching Strap 390
Weekly Progress Tracker 415
Brügger’s Exercise 418
Workstation Ergonomics 419
Practice Management 423
Treatment Room 424
Clinic space 428
Practice Management 430
Clinic Rent 434
Clinic Start-up Costs 437
Marketing 440
Biography 442
Insurance 446
Business Plan 449
Outcome Measures & Forms 453
Board Exam Review 488
Regional Review (anatomy, ROM, orthopedics, conditions)
Cervical 502
Thoracic 512
Lumbar 518
Shoulder 528
Wrist Hand 536
Hip & Thigh 554
Knee 565
Ankle Foot 574
Neuoanatomy 580

Appendix/Index 587
Research Review 594
Nutrition 608

Massage Therapy

$95.00 CAD