Review for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exams

Author: MS. Joseph Ashton,Duke Cassel

Publisher: LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series

ISBN: 9781605477121

Category: Medical

Page: 327

View: 9413

Review for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exams, Third Edition is the most comprehensive study guide for any massage student or practitioner preparing for the NCETM or MBLEx exams. Each topic is presented in a concise outline format, and review questions are included after each part. Practice tests are offered that enable the user to simulate taking the actual exam. A companion website includes a pretest with chapter numbers alongside the answers, two additional quizzes, 500 electronic flash cards, a template for creating flash cards, crossword puzzles, a Jeopardy-style game, a Hangman-style game (Don't Tip the Scale), and labeling exercises. http://thepoint.lww.com/product/isbn/9781605477121
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The Psychology of the Body

Author: Elliot Greene,Barbara Goodrich-Dunn

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1608311562

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 6454

Prepare your students to appropriately identify, understand, and respond appropriately to the phenomenon of emotional release during massage and bodywork! This new edition continues to provide a crucial basis of knowledge for massage therapy and students regarding the emotional impact of effective massage therapy. With a new, more colorful layout, this new edition has been fully revised to address the latest science around this topic. Furthermore, in-text features aim to help students apply their learning to actual practice as a massage therapist.
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Introduction to Massage Therapy

Author: Mary Beth Braun

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469833247

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 8034

Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything you need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry you throughout your studies, help you prepare for the national exam, and launch you into a successful career as a massage therapist. This proven book includes step-by-step instructions for massage techniques, assessments, and treatments, along with striking photos that illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts. As the most concise introductory book on the market, Introduction to Massage Therapy makes it easy for you to find the information you need when you need it, while coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology integrated with techniques helps you understand the science behind the practice. The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. You’ll also find practical information that will help you create and maintain a successful massage therapy practice, including communication and documentation tips, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.
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Master the Massage Therapy Exams

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768933692

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 390

Peterson's Master the Massage Therapy Exams gives you the tips and strategies you need to score high on your exam as well as useful info on massage therapy career planning, salary and benefits, and educational requirements. Peterson's provides brief reviews of each test topic to refresh your memory of what you learned in school. We not only help you develop test-taking skills but also provide descriptions and full-length practice tests of the two most frequently taken exams: the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
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Review for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Certification

Author: MS. Joseph Ashton,Duke Cassel

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582555638

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 952

Thorough preparation for the National Certification Exam for Massage Therapy and Bodywork is now at your fingertips. Inside this new edition you will find detailed information on all the key concepts and principles covered on the exam, all in an easy-to-read format. Numerous review questions cover all the main areas of study, including human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology; clinical pathology; massage therapy and bodywork; and professional standards, ethics, and business practices.
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Ethics for Massage Therapists

Author: Terrie Yardley-Nohr

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781753392

Category: Medical

Page: 169

View: 5827

This text gives instructors and students a structured format for teaching and learning ethics and standards of practice for massage therapy. Discussion topics include core industry standards of practice, laws, morals, rules, and regulations. It is an ideal textbook for ethics courses in massage therapy programs and prepares students for the ethics questions on the National Certification Exam. The book guides students through the process of putting ethical standards into practice, and explains what is expected of them in a professional setting. Role-playing exercises and example scenarios prepare students for situations and dilemmas that arise in practice.
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Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Integrating Anatomy and Treatment

Author: James H. Clay

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781756778

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 9689

This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle. An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.
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Therapeutic Chair Massage

Author: Ralph Stephens

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781742344

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9874

Featuring more than 250 full-color illustrations and photographs, Therapeutic Chair Massage offers detailed instructions on the appropriate massage strokes, stretching techniques, and therapeutic routines to use in seated massage for both relaxation and specific therapeutic applications. The book also provides foundational information on equipment, hygiene, sanitation, safety, contraindications, communication and documentation, body mechanics, and establishing a seated massage business. Each chapter includes hands-on Experiential Exercises; Case Studies with critical thinking questions; Clinical Tips from the author's experience; and Of Special Interest Boxes that contain related and interesting information. Contraindications lists specify conditions that prohibit or limit the use of a particular stroke or technique.
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A Massage Therapist's Guide to Business

Author: Laura Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582558271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 2091

This reader-friendly guide encourages students to master the essential business skills needed to develop themselves as massage therapy professionals. Whether they are interested in running their own business or working as an employee or business partner in a business, this book covers everything students need to know, from starting a business to managing finances to implementing policies and procedures.Relying on a "driving" theme that enforces how developing a massage business is a journey, the book includes several unique features, such as: --Roadside Assistance, where the author provides practical, hands-on advice from her own experience--My Personal Journey, which includes tools to help students document their own journe --Humorous cartoons to support a fun tone while clearly illustrating the author s recommendations for handling key business situations"
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Aromatherapy for Massage Practitioners

Author: Ingrid Martin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781753456

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 2628

This book is a complete guide for massage therapists interested in adding aromatherapy to their practice. It addresses practical concerns such as pricing sessions to account for the cost of oils, proper dilutions, sending products home with clients, and effective formulations for specific ailments. Case studies present specific ailments in clinical scenarios, with proper aromatherapy and massage treatments. Recipe Boxes provide directions for blending essential oils. Activity boxes develop readers' decision-making skills. Essential oil monographs discuss the history, traditional uses, safety considerations, and most effective use in massage therapy of 50 individual essential oils. Review questions appear in every chapter.
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Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy

A Decision Tree Approach

Author: Tracy Walton

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781769221

Category: Medical

Page: 431

View: 7795

Present this quick, effective method for assessing and managing common medical conditions! The central tool of this text is the decision tree, a simple flowchart that helps students quickly determine the optimal massage therapy approach for specific medical conditions. A Decision Tree is included for each of the more than 50 conditions discussed in the book, with massage considerations listed for numerous additional conditions in brief. Also unique to this text are questions therapists can ask clients during the interview process to help the therapist understand not just the medical condition, but how it presents in a particular client.
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A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth A. Werner

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781754897

Category: Medical

Page: 711

View: 367

Now in full color and thoroughly updated, this Third Edition is an indispensable resource for massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists. This best-selling guide presents detailed information on over 200 diseases and conditions, emphasizing how massage influences the disease and healing processes and how therapists can maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks. The new art program features enhanced line drawings and full-color photographs of skin conditions ranging from mild to severe. A new appendix on medications explains how bodywork may influence the actions of various drugs. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes a self-testing tool, animations demonstrating pathophysiology concepts, and audio pronunciations for medical terminology.
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How to Start a Home-based Massage Therapy Business

Author: Shirley Philbrick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762792639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 8403

Massage therapists need basic, practical business advice such as low to mid-cost marketing techniques, taxes, and recordkeeping, but there is also no denying the benefits of “been there, done that” information that can only come from someone else’s experience. How to Start a Home-based Massage Therapy Business offers a gold mine of tips and ideas that can lessen the learning curve, stimulate thinking outside-the-box, and increase the odds of having a wildly successful practice.
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Myofascial Massage

Author: Marian Wolfe Dixon

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781748322

Category: Medical

Page: 217

View: 5512

This invaluable resource will help practitioners and students sort out differences and similarities between popular myofascial styles. Early chapters offer a solid review of anatomy and physiology as they relate to myofascial massage. Subsequent chapters focus on specific direct and indirect techniques and adjunctive self-care recommendations for clients, including the neuromuscular approach, hatha yoga and exercise to support myofascial massage, and the craniosacral approach. You'll learn the proper procedure for each myofascial technique and understand how to integrate myofascial massage into your bodywork practice. Whether you're looking to broaden your perspective of massage or find the myofascial approach and technique that best suits you and your client, Myofascial Massage is sure to help. Exquisite illustrations enhance learning and understanding by clarifying the techniques. Protocol boxes recommend sequences to follow during actual myofascial massage sessions. Guidelines provide useful strategies for implementing each myofascial approach and improving body mechanics and communication skills during your client sessions. First person experiences will add to your overall understanding of the techniques and their uses. Massage implications, included in each anatomy chapter (Chapters 2-4), help you to understand the influence of myofascial anatomy and physiology on practice. Questions for discussion and review at the end of each chapter encourage you test your comprehension of the materials and think critically.
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The Massage Connection

Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734769

Category: Medical

Page: 677

View: 4398

This textbook is focused on the anatomy and physiology needs of massage therapy students and practitioners. It gives extensive coverage of the major body systems- integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous -crucial for massage therapy. It also provides an overview of other body systems so students have a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology. (Midwest).
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Massage and Manual Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions

Author: Thomas Hendrickson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781795746

Category: Medical

Page: 526

View: 628

Rev. ed. of: Massage for orthopedic conditions / Thomas Hendrickson. 2003.
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Hands Heal Essentials

Documentation for Massage Therapists

Author: Diana L. Thompson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781757584

Category: Medical

Page: 175

View: 9270

This abbreviated version of Hands Heal, Third Edition is a practical guide to documentation in wellness massage. It is designed for massage therapists who do not provide therapy that would require physician referrals or insurance billing. Hands Heal Essentials offers wellness charting guidelines for energy work, on-site massage, and relaxation and spa therapies, along with sample completed forms and blank forms. Crucial information on HIPAA regulations is included. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes the blank forms for use in practice, a quick-reference abbreviation list, and a quiz tool to review key concepts. Faculty ancillaries are available upon adoption.
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Study Guide to Accompany Anatomy and Physiology

The Massage Connection

Author: Kalyani Premkumar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605472832

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8714

The 3rd edition of 'Anatomy and Physiology' ties anatomy and physiology to situations massage therapy students will face in practice, amnd makes this material accessible to facilitate learning. This accompanying study guide helps students apply their knowledge and ensure their understanding of the content covered.
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Holistic Bodywork

Blending Modern and Ancient Bodywork Principles

Author: James Pulciani

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135138953

Category: Medical

Page: 434

View: 9394

Holistic Bodywork provides a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding today's four most popular methods of bodywork: Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, and Acupressure. Each modality is explored in terms of both physiology and theory, with detailed descriptions of fundamental techniques. These descriptions, together with complete protocols for practical application, are accompanied by many images and diagrams. Written for students, practitioners and instructors at all levels, this text presents complex concepts in a simple format organized for maximum instructor flexibility. Step by step, students move from the absolute basics to advanced concepts, including tensegrity. Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, terms, and summaries; quick quizzes and discussion questions; quick-reference tools and tables, and much more.
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Pharmacology for Massage Therapy

Author: Jean M. Wible

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781747981

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 2455

Written specifically for massage therapists, this excellent text makes the basics of pharmacology easy to understand. It explains the biochemical and physical effects and actions of a wide variety of drug classes, explores how they move throughout the body, and addresses the use of drugs to prevent and treat diseases. This cutting-edge text also introduces a deductive reasoning process that can be used to develop safe individualized bodywork protocols for clients receiving drug therapy. Readers will learn a practical method for assessing the effects of drug therapies on their clients and the implications for massage therapy.
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