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Make the essential principles of massage therapy more approachable! Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition prepares you for success in class, on exams, and in practice settings. The new edition of this student friendly text includes more than 700 images, expanded information on the latest sanitation protocols, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter, and updated pathologies which reflect what you will encounter in the field.

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Unit I: Foundations for Practice, Basic and Complementary Methods, and Business Practices 1. History of Massage: Prehistoric Times to the Modern Era and Professional Societies, Organizations, and Associations 2. Therapeutic Relationships 3. Tools of the Trade: Massage Tables, Table Accessories, Linens, Lubricant, and the Treatment Room 4. Career Longevity: Self-Care, Burnout Prevention, and the Wellness Model 5. Evidence Informed Practice and Research Literacy 6. Massage Therapy and Research: A Review of the Literature 7. Body Mechanics, Client Positioning, and Draping 8. Massage Techniques, Joint Mobilizations, and Stretches 9. Standard Precautions, Contraindications, and Emergency Preparedness 10. Professional Standards: Scope of Practice, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Informed Consent, Documentation, and Networking with Health Care Providers 11. Special Populations: Massage for Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Tactical Athletes and the Military, the Elderly, People with Visual, Hearing, and Mobility Impairments, and Those in Hospice Care 12. Hydrotherapy and Spa 13. Foot Reflexology: Theories and Techniques 14. Clinical Massage 15. Seated Massage: Principles and Practice 16. Asian Bodywork Therapy: Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Ayurvedic Principles, and Chakras 17. Business, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance

Unit II: Anatomy and Physiology 18. Introduction to the Human Body: Cells, Tissues, and the Body Compass 19. Skeletal System and Pathologies 20. Muscular System and Pathologies 21. Kinesiology 22. Integumentary System and Pathologies 23. Nervous System 24. Endocrine System and Pathologies 25. Reproductive System and Pathologies 26. Cardiovascular System and Pathologies 27. Lymphatic System and Pathologies 28. Respiratory System and Pathologies 29. Urinary System and Pathologies 30. Urinary System

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