Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and by James H Clay, David M Pounds

By James H Clay, David M Pounds

This fantastically illustrated textual content familiarizes scholars with person muscle groups and muscle platforms and demonstrates simple scientific therapeutic massage treatment ideas. greater than 550 full-color illustrations of inner buildings are embedded into pictures of dwell versions to teach each one muscle or muscle crew, surrounding constructions, floor landmarks, and the therapist's fingers. scholars see basically which muscle is being labored, the place it's, the place it really is hooked up, the way it may be accessed manually, what difficulties it will probably reason, and the way remedy suggestions are played. This variation gains superior illustrations of draping and contains palpation for every muscle. An accompanying genuine Bodywork DVD contains video demonstrations of therapeutic massage suggestions from the booklet.

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Knuckles are helpful as an alternative to fingertips to avoid constant strain to the fingers and thumbs. The knuckles present a harder and less sensitive compressive surface than the fingertips, thus, the tissue should first be palpated with the fingers before using a knuckle for compression. In sensitive areas, such as the face, neck, and ribs, fingertips are preferable to knuckles. The Thumb or Fingertips Still or gliding compression using the tip of the thumb or finger is ideal for the treatment of small, concentrated areas, such as trigger points or other tender points.

The intention of the techniques used in clinical massage therapy is to eliminate pain and/or dysfunction in the tissue by inducing persistently contracted tissue to lengthen. The principal difference between the classic strokes used in Swedish massage and the tissue manipulations used in clinical massage therapy is that the former tend to be broader and more general, the latter more concentrated and specific. The Art of Direct Tissue Manipulation: The “Tissue Dialogue― The key to the art of tissue manipulation is sensitive palpation.

As a child or teenager, did you take dance? Were you a cheerleader? What were your activities? Personal/Family/Social History: Are you married? Single? Any children? Describe any recent stressors in your home environment. What do you do for recreation? What are your primary sources of stress? Occupational History: What is your occupation? , what do you do all day? How much do you sit, stand, and move about? Is there any heavy lifting? Repetitive motion? Does any work activity cause pain? How often do you take breaks, and for how long?

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