Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition

Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

5th Edition

By Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB, Director, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, Lapeer, Michigan, USA


  1. Therapeutic Massage as a Profession
  2. Ethics, Professionalism and Legal Issues
  3. Business Considerations for a Career in Therapeutic Massage
  4. Massage and Medical Terminology for Professional Record Keeping
  5. Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice
  6. Indications and Contraindications for Therapeutic Massage
  7. Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety
  8. Body Mechanics
  9. Preparation for Massage: Equipment, Professional Environment, Positioning and Draping
  10. Massage Manipulations and Techniques
  11. Assessment Procedures for Developing a Care/Treatment Plan
  12. Complementary Bodywork Systems
  13. Massage Career Tracks and Practice Settings
  14. Adaptive Massage
  15. Wellness Education
  16. Case Studies

Appendix A. Indications and Contraindications to Massage

Appendix B. Skin Pathology: Common Skin Disorders

Appendix C. Basic Pharmacology for the Massage Therapist