Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 3rd Edition

Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists

3rd Edition

By Susan G. Salvo, BEd, LMT, NTS, CI, NCTMB, Co-Owner, Co-Director, and Instructor, Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy, Lake Charles, LA; Veteran Massage Therapist, Lake Charles, LA


  1. Infection Control and Safe Practice Procedures for Massage Therapists
  2. Treatment Planning 
  3. Pharmacology and Massage Therapy
  4. Dermatologic Pathologies
  5. Musculoskeletal Pathologies
  6. Neurologic Pathologies
  7. Endocrine Pathologies
  8. Cardiovascular Pathologies
  9. Lymphatic and Immune Pathologies
  10. Respiratory Pathologies
  11. Gastrointestinal Pathologies
  12. Urinary Pathologies
  13. Reproductive Pathologies, Conditions, and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  14. Cancer 
  15.  Mental Disorders
  16. Aging and Massage

Appendix A: Abbreviations, Acronyms, Eponyms, and Symbols

Appendix B: Medical Prefixes, Suffixes, and plurals

Appendix C: Body Planes, Cavities, Regions, Fluid Compartments, and Body Movements

Appendix D: Skin Lesions

Appendix E: Research Literacy