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This concise, practical instruction guide focuses on the broader picture of massage therapy as a meaningful career. It approaches massage therapy education as a holistic process acknowledging the need for developing personal as well as professional proficiencies.
This pioneering book in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, health related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you! The authors carefully examine the foundations of healing massage, western massage techniques, contemporary massage including myofascial techniques, trigger points, lymphatic drainage massage, foot reflexology, Asian bodywork therapy and applications of massage. Practice Sequences that are step-by-step suggested example applications of the techniques are described in the book. Each Practice Sequence is demonstrated in full, vibrant detail on the DVD that accompanies this text. So that readers can track their progress, the DVD, as well as Appendix D, provides Performance Evaluation Forms for every Practice Sequence.
Understanding Sports Massage is ideal for sport professionals and students in training programs. The book explains massage techniques in detail and describes the procedures involved in conducting effective sports massage sessions.
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