Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text's research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions.
Preface to the third edition Preface to the first edition Acknowledgements About the authors
Section 1 - The theoretical basis Chapter 1 Massage in context Chapter 2 A biological basis Chapter 3 Therapeutic and reflex effects Chapter 4 Pathological principles
Section 2 - Practical application of massage Chapter 5 Palpation Chapter 6 Assessment and treatment planning Chapter 7 Massage techniques Chapter 8 Regional application of classical massage techniques Chapter 9 Reflex therapies
Section 3 - Clinical uses of massage Chapter 10 Relaxation massage Chapter 11 Massage for people with long-term and terminal illness Chapter 12 Neuromusculoskeletal disorders Chapter 13 Massage in sport by Julie Sparrow Chapter 14 Client groups
Cook, Eileen M. Chartered Physiotherapist, North Yorkshire, UK.