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Prenatal Massage. A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork. Mosby's Massage Career Development

  • ID: 3683462
  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and postpartum. You'll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. A companion DVD packaged with the book enables you to watch demonstrations of techniques. Contraindications and precautions are also provided where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for every client.
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Unit One: Pregnancy Massage

1. The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

2. Dispelling the Myths of Prenatal Massage

3. General Prenatal Massage Guidelines

4. Emotional and Psychological Effects of Pregnancy

5. Physiology of Pregnancy

6. Contraindications and Precautions of Prenatal Massage

7. Treating High Risk and Bedridden Pregnancies

8. Preconception Support

9. Massage During the First Trimester and Fetal Development

10. Massage During Second Trimester and Fetal Development

11. Massage During Third Trimester and Fetal Development

12. Massage for Labor Preparation

13. Sitting Massage

14. Massage for Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

15. Multiples

Unit Two: Labor Massage

16. Physiology of Labor

17. Stimulating Labor

18. Benefits of Touch During Labor

19. Labor Support Massage

Unit Three: Postpartum Massage

20. Postpartum Complications

21. Immediate Postpartum Physiology and Treatment Goals

22. Puerperium Physiology and Treatment Goals

23. Extended Postpartum Physiology and Treatment Goals

Unit Four: Marketing Strategies

24. Marketing Strategies

Glossary of Terms

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Stillerman, Elaine
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