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ISBN-10 0135016037ISBN-13 9780135016039
ISBN-10 0131717367ISBN-13 9780131717367
Author(s): Patricia J. Benjamin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 400

Professional Foundations for Massage Therapists covers the basic concepts and practical information needed by massage therapists starting their careers.  It provides concise, practical instruction in a variety of core competencies expected in today’s massage therapists. Professional Foundations focuses on the broader picture of massage therapy as a meaningful career, and the social, communication, and reasoning competencies needed for success in the field. Topics include massage as a wellness profession, work settings, professionalism, social and communications skills, goal-oriented planning and documentation, therapeutic relationship and business ethics, and building a massage therapy practice including getting a job and developing a private practice.