Beard's Massage, Principles and Practice of Soft Tissue Manipulation, 5th Edition

Beard's Massage

5th Edition Principles and Practice of Soft Tissue Manipulation

By Giovanni DeDomenico, Grad Dip (Physiotherapy), Dip TP, MSc, PhD, MCSP, MAPA, MCPA, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX


1. Historic Perspectives

2. Anatomical Landmarks for Soft Tissue Massage ? NEW!

3. Essential Requirements for Soft Tissue Manipulation

4. Classification, Definitions, and Descriptions of the Basic Massage Strokes and Relaxed Passive Movements

5. Mechanical, Physiological, Psychological, and Therapeutic Effects of Soft Tissue Manipulation


6. Soft Tissue Manipulation Techniques as an Evaluation Tool

7. General Massage Sequences

8. Local Massage Sequences

9. Focal Massage Sequences ? NEW!

10. Massage for the Patient with a Respiratory Condition

11. Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)

12. Decongestive Therapy for the Treatment of Lymphedema ? NEW!

13. Massage in Sport ? NEW!

14. Massage for the Baby and Infant ? NEW!

15. Massage in Palliative Care ? NEW!

16. Soft Tissue Manipulation in Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) ? NEW!

17. Eastern Systems of Soft Tissue Manipulation

Appendix: Closed Chest (External) Cardiac Massage