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  • 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.

The richly illustrated Basic Clinical Massage Guide book teaches the basic techniques of clinical massage therapy by embedding stunning 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.

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    What's new in the 3rd edition?

    This is the updated and expanded Third Edition of the Basic Clinical Massage Therapy book, and it adds enhancements to an already impressive art program with striking new photographs and adds a range of new pedagogical features, including learning objectives, case studies, and icons, to provide students with more help in mastering key concepts and skills.

    The richly illustrated Basic Clinical Massage Guide 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.

    • Length: 464 pages
    • Size: 8.375" x 10.875"
    • Condition: New
    • Availability: In Stock
    • Edition: 3rd
    • Publication date: Oct. 26, 2015
    • ISBN: 9781451185461

    Hallmark Features Include:

    • Additional basic/Swedish massage instructions have been added to ensure mastery of key techniques.
    • More than 550 full-color illustrations show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands.
    • Clear, pedagogically sound illustrations are drawn by co-author David M. Pounds, an educator and certified medical illustrator.
    • Technique illustrations include arrows to show the direction of the moving strokes
    • Muscle sections broken down by Name, Pronunciation, Etymology, Overview, Comments, Attachments, Actions, Caution, Pain Referral Zone, Other Muscles to Examine, and Description of one or more basic treatment techniques prepare readers to provide their clients safe and effective treatment.
    • New lead author, Laura Allen is a practicing massage therapist, author of multiple books, educator, blogger and clinic owner. For more information about Laura go to http://www.lauraallenmt.com/.
    • New online Lesson Plans are linked to the Learning Objectives, enhancing the book’s effectiveness as a teaching and learning tool.
    • New photographs added to the hallmark art program reflect current best practices and better meet the needs of today’s students.
    • New chapter-opening Learning Objectives align with the ELAP Core Curriculum Blueprint, making the text easier to teach from and improving learning outcomes. For more information about ELAP go to www.elapmassage.org
    • New Visual Draping Guides throughout the book reinforce proper draping in the context of muscle presentation.
    • Eight new Case Studies, one for each body chapter, help students integrate the content and see how it applies in practice.
    • New end-of-chapter Review Questions help students assess their knowledge.

    One Basic Clinical Massage Therapy Book, 3rd edition.