Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage
Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage,
Edition 3 A Practical Guide for Therapists
By Elizabeth A. Holey, MA, Cert Ed, MCSP, HPC-Registered and Eileen M. Cook, BSc(Hons)

Publication Date: 17 Dec 2010

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Description

Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions.

New Features

  • New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level
  • Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques)
  • Case studies throughout the chapters
  • Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book
About the author
By Elizabeth A. Holey, MA, Cert Ed, MCSP, HPC-Registered , Emeritus Professor; Governor, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust; Chair, Freebrough Academy; Consultant, International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC and Eileen M. Cook, BSc(Hons), Chartered Physiotherapist, North Yorkshire, UK
Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
About the authors

Section 1 – The theoretical basis
Chapter 1 Massage in context
Chapter 2 A biological basis
Chapter 3 Therapeutic and reflex effects
Chapter 4 Pathological principles

Section 2 - Practical application of massage
Chapter 5 Palpation
Chapter 6 Assessment and treatment planning
Chapter 7 Massage techniques
Chapter 8 Regional application of classical massage techniques
Chapter 9 Reflex therapies

Section 3 – Clinical uses of massage
Chapter 10 Relaxation massage
Chapter 11 Massage for people with long-term and terminal illness
Chapter 12 Neuromusculoskeletal disorders
Chapter 13 Massage in sport by Julie Sparrow
Chapter 14 Client groups

Index

Book Reviews

"In its third edition, thoroughly revised and restructured, published thirteen years after the first, this guide to clinical practice for students and practitioners has been strengthened by the addition of online video clips that show how to learn and apply a selection of massage techniques (acupressure, reflexology, aromatherapy, relaxation etc), studied and practiced in a scientific context and accompanied by good clinical decisions based on solid and relevant evidence. The authors propose a new approach to massage - step by step, they describe the procedures for providing instruction, accompanied by illustrations which aim to make the text comprehensive and easy to follow for the teacher, and an excellent quick reference for professionals."

ReeDOC, July 2011

Book details
ISBN: 9780702032295
Page Count: 286
Illustrations: Approx. 205 illustrations (121 in full color)
Retail Price: €51.99