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Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 6th Edition
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Table of Contents

PART I: The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage. 1. Historical Overview of Massage. 2. Requirements for the Practice of Therapeutic Massage. 3. Professional Ethics for Massage Practitioners. PART II: Human Anatomy and Physiology. 4. Overview of Human Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology. 5. Human Anatomy and Physiology. PART III: Massage Practice. 6. Effects, Benefits, Indications, and Contraindications of Massage. 7. Equipment and Products. 8. Infection Control and Safety Practices. 9. Consultation and Documentation. 10. Classification of Massage Movements. 11. Preparations for the Practitioner. 12. Procedures for Complete Body Massages. 13. Cold, Heat, and Hydrotherapies. 14. Massage in the Spa Setting by Steve Capellini. 15. Clinical Massage Techniques. 16. Lymph Massage. 17. Therapeutic Procedures. 18. Athletic/Sports Massage. 19. Massage for Special Populations. 20. Massage in Medicine. 21. Other Therapeutic Techniques. PART IV: Massage Business Administration. 22. Business Practices. Answers. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

Mark Beck had been a Milady author since the first publication of The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage in 1988. Mark began his professional career as a massage therapist in 1974. He started teaching massage in 1978 and became a massage school owner and director in 1980. As school director for over 15 years, he developed curriculum, taught classes and continued a part time clinical practice. He served on the boards of a state and a national massage organization in different capacities including sec. of education, sec. of certification and president. In 1996 he earned a bachelor's degree in Vocational Education with an emphasis on massage therapy from the University of Idaho. A skiing accident in 1990 resulted in a C-6 spinal cord injury that landed Mark in a wheelchair with quadriplegia. That ended his active practice as a massage therapist but did not quell his dedication to the profession or his desire to provide the best possible information to thousands of students entering the profession by continually updating and refining The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage. Mark continued to be an advocate for excellence in massage education and accessibility for the disabled until he sadly passed away in November 2016. Mark Beck had been a Milady author since the first publication of The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage in 1988. Mark began his professional career as a massage therapist in 1974. He started teaching massage in 1978 and became a massage school owner and director in 1980. As school director for over 15 years, he developed curriculum, taught classes and continued a part time clinical practice. He served on the boards of a state and a national massage organization in different capacities including sec. of education, sec. of certification and president. In 1996 he earned a bachelor's degree in Vocational Education with an emphasis on massage therapy from the University of Idaho. A skiing accident in 1990 resulted in a C-6 spinal cord injury that landed Mark in a wheelchair with quadriplegia. That ended his active practice as a massage therapist but did not quell his dedication to the profession or his desire to provide the best possible information to thousands of students entering the profession by continually updating and refining The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage. Mark continued to be an advocate for excellence in massage education and accessibility for the disabled until he sadly passed away in November 2016.

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I was impressed with the amount of practical massage therapy content that had been incorporated in a systematic approach that made the material easy to understand.
This is a well thought out and well laid out book. The information is current and the publisher provides assistance to instructors, as well as visual aids.
What a great book! I love that it is inclusive of a large variety of topics that students and practitioners need and use every day. I would recommend it for any student or practitioner of massage therapy and bodywork!

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