Deep Tissue Massage Treatment, 2nd Edition

Deep Tissue Massage Treatment

2nd Edition

By Jeffrey Simancek


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