Deep Tissue Massage Treatment
Deep Tissue Massage Treatment,
Edition 2
By Jeffrey Simancek

Publication Date: 23 May 2012

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Description
Presented in a clear and easy-to-use 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 step-by-step 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.
  • Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side.
  • 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 end-of-book 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.

New Features

  • NEW! 4-color art program features all new photos of the best techniques, body mechanics, and draping to better illustrate content.
  • NEW! 90 minutes of video on the Evolve companion website vividly demonstrate the proper techniques needed to master deep tissue massage.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of theory and assessment gives you the background you need on documentation, techniques, and assessments before you begin learning how to perform deep tissue massage.
  • NEW! Anatomic illustrations provide a refresher on pertinent anatomy right before the book heads into treatment coverage to reinforce the essential relationship between anatomy and proper massage.
  • NEW! Expert reviewers, including Joe Muscolino, Sandy Fritz, and more, ensure material is accurate and appropriate for courses on deep tissue.
  • NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek, former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.
About the author
By Jeffrey Simancek
Table of Contents

1. Theory

Theoretical Approach

Forces applied to the body

The Nature of Tension and Discomfort

Emotions and Deep Tissue

Approach to Deep Tissue

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

2. Assessments

Postural Assessment

Postural Distortions and Compensations

Gait Cycle

Gait Analysis

Functional Assessments

Kinetic Chain Protocol

Range of Motion

3. Common Approaches

Basic Swedish Massage

Structural Bodywork

Myofascial Approach

Trigger Point Therapy

Friction Techniques

Stretching

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

Torticollis

Whiplash

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

6. Shoulder

Anatomy of the Shoulder

Adhesive Capsulitis

Rotator Cuff Injuries

7. Arm and Hand

Anatomy of the Arm and Hand

Nerve Impingements

Epicondylitis; Tendonitis/Tendonosis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

8. Back and Abdominals

Anatomy of the Thoracopelvic Region

Postural Distortions

Low Back Pain

Abdominals

Working with Posture

9. Hips and Thigh

Muscles of the Hip and Thigh

Balancing the Hip

Psoas Release

Quadriceps

Piriformis

Patellofemoral

Iliotibial Band Disorder

10. Leg

Anatomy of the Leg and Foot

Sprained/Strained Ankles

Shin Splints

Plantar Fasciitis

Book details
ISBN: 9780323077590
Page Count: 254
Illustrations: Approx. 230 illustrations (225 in full color)
Retail Price: €38.99