Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Author(s): James H. Clay


This richly illustrated text teaches the basic techniques of clinical massage therapy by embedding illustrations of internal structures directly into photographs of live models. Each muscle or muscle group is shown, along with surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Useful as a textbook of clinical massage and anatomy, this text can also be used as a practical patient communication tool. Basic clinical techniques such as compression, stripping massage, myofascial stretching and cross-fiber friction are included. Suggestions of draping options correspond to illustrations of draping techniques. Appendices include pain referral zones by region, Greek and Latin prefixes and suffixes, and a glossary of terms.


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PART 1: FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MASSAGE THERAPYChapter 1 Approaching Clinical Massage TherapyChapter 2 Approaching AssessmentPART 2: APPROACHING TREATMENTChapter 3 The Head, Face, and NeckChapter 4 The Shoulder, Chest, and Upper BackChapter 5 Muscles of the Arm and HandChapter 6 The Vertebral ColumnChapter 7 The Low Back, Abdomen, and PelvisChapter 8 The Hip Muscles of the PelvisChapter 9 Muscles of the ThighChapter 10 Muscles of the Leg and FootAppendix A: Anatomical Prefixes and SuffixesAppendix B: Directional and Kinetic TerminologyAppendix C: Muscles by Pain Referral ZoneGlossar

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  • : 9780683306538
  • : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • : August 2002
  • : 280mm X 216mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : James H. Clay
  • : Hardback
  • : 615.822
  • : 450
  • : 495