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.
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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.