Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage, A Practical Guide for Therapists, 3rd Edition

Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage

3rd Edition A Practical Guide for Therapists

By Elizabeth A. Holey, MA, MCSP, CertEd, DipTP, MILT, Chartered Physiotherapist, UK; Deputy Dean, School of Health & Social Care, University of Teeside, Middlesbrough, UK and Eileen M. Cook, Chartered Physiotherapist, North Yorkshire, UK


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