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Professional Foundations for Massage Therapists, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Patricia J. Benjamin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 6, 2008

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Professional Foundations for Massage Therapists covers the basic concepts and practical information needed by massage therapists starting their careers.  It provides concise, practical instruction in a variety of core competencies expected in today’s massage therapists. Professional Foundations focuses on the broader picture of massage therapy as a meaningful career, and the social, communication, and reasoning competencies needed for success in the field. Topics include massage as a wellness profession, work settings, professionalism, social and communications skills, goal-oriented planning and documentation, therapeutic relationship and business ethics, and building a massage therapy practice including getting a job and developing a private practice.  

Table of Contents

PART I: MASSAGE THERAPY OVERVIEW

 

1          A Career in Massage Therapy

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            The Journey

            Massage Defined

            Wellness Profession

            Trends

            Typical Work Settings

            Summary

            References

            Websites

            Study Guide

                       

2          Massage Therapy: An Emerging Profession

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            Emerging Profession

            Characteristics of a Profession

            Body of Knowledge and Skills

            Education

            Continuing Education

            Credentials

            Organizations

            Scholarship and Publications

            Research

            Ethical Standards

            Acceptance by the General Public

            Recognition by Other Professionals

            Summary

            Websites

            Study Guide

           


 

3          History of Massage as a Vocation

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Historical Terms for Massage Practitioners

            History of a Vocation

            Personal Grooming and Rejuvenation

            Sports and Fitness

            Health Care

            Natural Healing and Drugless Doctors

            Massage Therapy Revived in the United States

            Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

            Summary

            References

            Study Guide

           

PART II: PERSONAL and COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 

4          Personal Development

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            Professionalism in Massage Therapy

            Service

            Work Ethic

            Time Management

            Professional Image (dress, grooming, posture, speech, etc)

            Intellectual Skills

            Concentration

            Intuition

            Emotional Intelligence

            Ethics for the Massage Student

            Physical Skills (body awareness, skilled touch, body mechanics)

            Physical Fitness

            Stress Control Strategies

            Holistic Self-Care Plan

            Summary

            References

            Study Guide

                       

5          Communication Skills

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key terms / Concepts

            Relationships

            Courtesy and good manners

            Greeting and first impressions

            Introductions

            Verbal communication

            Body language

            Listening

            Conflict resolution

            Professional boundaries

            Interview skills

            Presentations

            Written correspondence (memo, e-mail, business letter)

            Telephone use

            Summary

            References

            Study guide

 

PART III: PLANNING AND DOCUMENTATION

 

6          Goal-Oriented Planning

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            The Importance of Planning

            Steps in Goal-Oriented Planning

            Long Term Planning

            Planning Individual Sessions

            Treatment Planning

            Intake

            Health / Medical History

            Pre-Session Interview

            Objective Information

            General Observations

            Palpation

            Range of Motion Evaluation

            Posture Analysis

            Biomechanical Analysis

            Gait Analysis

            Orthopedic Tests

            Summary

            References

            Study Outline

 

7          Documentation and SOAP Notes

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            Importance of Documentation

            SOAP Note Overview

            Writing SOAP Notes

            Elements of Style

            Simplified Documentation

            Designing a System of Documentation

            Legal and Ethical Issues

            Summary

            References

            Study Guide

 

PART IV: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

 

8          Foundations of Ethics

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            Nature of Ethics

            Values

            Rights

            Vulnerability to Unethical Behavior

            Ethical Codes and Standards

            Ethics and Law

            Ethical Decision-Making

            Development of Ethical Judgment

            Summary

            References

            Websites for Ethical Standards

            Study Guide

 

9          Therapeutic Relationship and Ethics

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            The Therapeutic Relationship

            Roles and Boundaries

            Dual Relationships

            Sexual Relationships

            Sexual Misconduct

            Dual relationships in school

            Scope of Practice

            Confidentiality and HIPAA

            Summary

            References

            Websites

            Study Guide

                       

10        Business Ethics

 

            Learning Outcomes

            Key Terms / Concepts

            Business Ethics

            Local and State Regulations

            Advertising

            Claims for Massage Therapy

            Copyright, Trademark, Patents

            Fees and Pricing

            Tips and Gifts

            Selling Products

            Insurance Billing

            Referrals

            Defamation

            Safety and Welfare of Clients

            Reporting Unethical Behavior

            Summary

            References

            Websites

            Study Guide

 

PART V: CAREER DEVELOPMENT

 

11        Career Plans and Employment

                        Learning Outcomes

                        Key Terms/Concepts

                        Follow Your Dream

                        Vision

                        Identity

                        Getting Employment

                        Summary

                        References

                        Study Guide

 

12        Private practice and Finances

                        Learning Outcomes

                        Key Terms/Concepts

                        Private Practice

                        Business Plan

                        Description of the Business

                        Marketing

                        Management

                        Finances

                        Conclusion

                        Invitation to Massage Therapists

                        Summary

                        References

                        Study Guide

 

APPENDICES

Appendix A      25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Appendix B      Personal Care and Health Professionals

Appendix C      Competencies for Massage Therapists

Appendix D      Massage Licensing Laws in North America

Appendix E      Goal-Oriented Planning

Appendix F      Intake & Health History Forms

Appendix G      Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Massage Therapists

Appendix H      List of figures and Tables

 

GLOSSARY

 

INDEX

 

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