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Spa Bodywork

Author : Anne Williams
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This textbook guides massage therapists through each step of delivering a spa treatment—from consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, supplies, room set-up, specific procedure steps, and ideas for integrating massage techniques, spa products, and enhancing accents. While wet-room treatments are discussed, the focus is on dry-room treatments, which can be delivered in a wider variety of settings. More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate each technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshot boxes provide a quick overview of the treatment before the detailed step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes offer clean-up and sanitation tips. Sample Treatments include promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.

Spa Bodywork

Author : Anne Williams
File Size : 71.65 MB
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Spa Bodywork, Second Edition, covers everything the massage therapy student or practicing massage therapist needs to know to incorporate multi-layered and multi-textured spa treatments into their massage practice. While wet-room equipment and techniques are discussed, the book focuses on spa treatments that can be delivered in dry-room settings, such as private practice, massage clinics, or day spas—without the need for expensive equipment. Featuring new treatments, new photos, new video clips that demonstrate techniques, and an expanded set of online tools, the Second Edition helps readers develop the skills they need to gain a competitive advantage when seeking work in the spa industry or adding spa treatments to their massage practice. All treatments—from salt and sugar glows to body polish to stone massage—are covered in step-by-step detail, illustrated with photographs that show how to position the client and how to apply products such as seaweed, essential oils, and mud, and enhanced by exciting online video clips that bring techniques to life.

Success from the Start

Author : Debra Koerner
File Size : 65.67 MB
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Rely on Success from the Start for the inspiration and practical business guidance you need to enjoy a long and rewarding career in massage therapy. Business naiveté is one of the primary reasons massage therapists leave the profession. The author has written this text to provide you with the business skills you need to envision and then launch a successful career. Set yourself on your path to success—right from the start. Whether you choose to be an employee, independent contractor, or business owner, this practical text will guide you every step of the way! Exercises and worksheets throughout will help you explore and better understand your intentions as a therapist. After crafting a vision and defining your personal success, you’ll establish the business and financial foundation you need to meet your goals. From professionalism and business ethics, to money matters, business planning, and marketing techniques, you’ll find all of the depth and detail you need—more than in most business texts. What’s more, this is the only book that defines a systematic approach to creating a flawless client experience. Positive massage experiences lead to client loyalty which, in turn, generates the referrals and word-of-mouth buzz crucial to maintaining and growing your practice. The author walks you through all the important steps to follow when interacting with your clients.

Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy

Author : Tracy Walton
File Size : 20.4 MB
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With this book’s streamlined, innovative approach, you’ll learn how to manage and assess medical information in order to determine massage contraindications.

Ethics for Massage Therapists

Author : Terrie Yardley-Nohr
File Size : 81.63 MB
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This text gives instructors and students a structured format for teaching and learning ethics and standards of practice for massage therapy. Discussion topics include core industry standards of practice, laws, morals, rules, and regulations. It is an ideal textbook for ethics courses in massage therapy programs and prepares students for the ethics questions on the National Certification Exam. The book guides students through the process of putting ethical standards into practice, and explains what is expected of them in a professional setting. Role-playing exercises and example scenarios prepare students for situations and dilemmas that arise in practice.

Hands Heal Essentials

Author : Diana L. Thompson
File Size : 66.91 MB
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This abbreviated version of Hands Heal, Third Edition is a practical guide to documentation in wellness massage. It is designed for massage therapists who do not provide therapy that would require physician referrals or insurance billing. Hands Heal Essentials offers wellness charting guidelines for energy work, on-site massage, and relaxation and spa therapies, along with sample completed forms and blank forms. Crucial information on HIPAA regulations is included. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes the blank forms for use in practice, a quick-reference abbreviation list, and a quiz tool to review key concepts. Faculty ancillaries are available upon adoption.

Mosby s Pathology for Massage Therapists

Author : Mosby
File Size : 69.24 MB
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Introduction to Massage Therapy

Author : Mary Beth Braun
File Size : 26.97 MB
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Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything you need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry you throughout your studies, help you prepare for the national exam, and launch you into a successful career as a massage therapist. This proven book includes step-by-step instructions for massage techniques, assessments, and treatments, along with striking photos that illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts. As the most concise introductory book on the market, Introduction to Massage Therapy makes it easy for you to find the information you need when you need it, while coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology integrated with techniques helps you understand the science behind the practice. The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. You’ll also find practical information that will help you create and maintain a successful massage therapy practice, including communication and documentation tips, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.

Mosby s PDQ for Massage Therapists

Author : Mosby
File Size : 48.3 MB
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Ideal for both massage students and practicing therapists, this pocket-sized reference provides key information in a handy, easy-to-use format! Bullet lists, tables, and numerous full-color line drawings and photos make this reference ideal for use on the go. This second edition is thoroughly updated and includes new muscle illustrations and new sections on how nutrition and common medications affect massage-treatment planning, helping you provide even more effective treatment for your clients. A quick-reference format provides all of the key information you need with fast-access illustrations, charts, and tables. The pocket-sized format and spiral binding allow the book to lay flat so you can quickly reference the pages you need while leaving your hands free to work. User-friendly, full-color design includes vibrant illustrations, as well as highlights and clarifies important facts to help you easily find what you need. Muscle illustrations and an updated muscle chart provide quick reminders of muscle locations and actions to assist in assessment and treatment planning. The latest nutritional information, with a chart of vitamins and minerals, helps you keep track of patients’ nutritional intake. An updated section on body mechanics with numerous color photos demonstrates correct positioning and posture to perform various strokes and techniques for more effective practice. Updated content on pharmacology and medication helps you provide safe and effective massage with information on the most commonly used medications and their effects on pain sensation.

Touch Movement Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists

Author : Julie Goodwin
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TOUCH & MOVEMENT: PALPATION AND KINESIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS leads step-by-step through the client assessment process, from analysis of posture and gait through application of the principles of complex movement to palpation of the skeletal and soft tissue structures of the body. Extensive instruction in palpation and kinesiology techniques including focus on endangerment zones, cautions and contraindications, and an array of palpation practice exercises, encourages true mastery of this crucial assessment tool. The text engages all learning styles with a range of hands-on exercises. Students can apply new concepts and techniques right there in the classroom or reinforce those skills in the treatment room. They learn why and how they should palpate bony landmarks, soft tissue attachments, and muscles. It grounds the reader in the fundamentals of joint and muscle anatomy and physiology. It also fills in potential educational gaps for those massage therapists whose initial training took place prior to classes that incorporated in-depth palpation and kinesiology techniques. With TOUCH & MOVEMENT: PALPATION AND KINESIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS, established professionals and massage therapy students alike will find a visual and comprehensive tool created for and dedicated to their specific practical and educational needs and career growth. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.