Deep Tissue Massage Treatment 2nd Edition
Presented in a clear and easytouse format, this book provides basic assessment of neuromuscular conditions and an overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage. The most commonly used techniques are covered with illustrations and hints for performing techniques. The bulk of the book presents treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions. Routines are outlined stepbystep and clearly describe exactly what therapists need to do to treat a particular condition.
Key Features Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow.
Stepbystep routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations sidebyside.
Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice.
Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners.
Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an endofbook glossary to help you focus on key content.
Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice.
Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques.
Table of Contents:
Forces applied to the body
The Nature of Tension and Discomfort
Emotions and Deep Tissue
Approach to Deep Tissue
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Postural Distortions and Compensations
Kinetic Chain Protocol
Range of Motion
3. Common Approaches
Basic Swedish Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Putting It All Together
4. Tools and Techniques
Principles of Deep Tissue Massage
Tools for Deep Tissue
5. Head and Neck
Migraines & Headaches (HA)
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Anatomy of the Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Injuries
7. Arm and Hand
Anatomy of the Arm and Hand
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
8. Back and Abdominals
Anatomy of the Thoracopelvic Region
Low Back Pain
Working with Posture
9. Hips and Thigh
Muscles of the Hip and Thigh
Balancing the Hip
Iliotibial Band Disorder
Anatomy of the Leg and Foot
Autor: Jeffrey A. Simancek