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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
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    Sep 6, 2007
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