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ISBN-10 0137063652ISBN-13 9780137063659
ISBN-10 0137063628ISBN-13 9780137063628
Author(s): James Waslaski
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 312

For all intermediate to advanced-level courses in massage therapy.

This text teaches effective therapeutic massage techniques that can prevent or eliminate multifaceted pain conditions, including chronic pain, sports injuries, and structural imbalance. Its unique 12-step approach focuses on treating specific conditions with techniques based on structural balance, bridging all touch therapy disciplines, and offering a new model for massage training. Detailed color illustrations reveal underlying pathologies, and flowcharts explain treatment steps. Massage students learn from Body Maps; Expert Opinion features; precautionary Alerts; clear Body Mechanics instructions; case studies, review questions, and a complete glossary. The text’s multimodal and multidisciplinary approach makes it equally valuable to physical and occupational therapists, trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, manipulative therapists, and physicians.