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Tappan's Handbook of Healing Masage Techniques, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Patricia J. Benjamin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 27, 2009

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This 5th edition of Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques continues the tradition of presenting detailed and up-to-date information about the massage techniques and approaches used most widely today.

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 Brief Contents


 Part I  Foundations

Chapter 1 Healing Massage–A Wellness Perspective  

Chapter 2 A History of Massage  

Chapter 3 The Effects and Benefits of Massage  

Chapter 4 Clinical Applications of Massage  

Chapter 5 Endangerment Sites, Contraindications, Cautions  

Chapter 6 Guidelines for Giving Massage  

Part II Western Massage

Chapter 7 Western Massage Techniques  

Chapter 8 Joint Movements  

Chapter 9 Full-Body Western Massage  

Chapter 10 Regional Applications of Massage–Upper Body  

Chapter 11 Regional Applications of Massage–Lower Body  

Chapter 12 Hydrotherapy/Thermal Therapy  

Part III Contemporary Massage and bodywork

Chapter 13 Myofascial Massage   

Chapter 14 Trigger Point Therapy  

Chapter 15 Lymphatic Facilitation  

Chapter 16 Reflexology  

Chapter 17 Polarity Therapy  

Part IV Forms of Asian Bodywork

Chapter 18 Asian Bodywork Therapy–Theory  

Chapter 19 Acupressure Massage Integration  

Chapter 20 Qi Gong for Self-Care  

Part V Special Populations

Chapter 21 Sports and Fitness  

Chapter 22 Mother and Child   

Chapter 23 Healthy Aging  

Chapter 24 Terminally Ill and Dying  

Chapter 25 Seated Massage in the Workplace  


Appendix A      25 Forms of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork  

Appendix B      Organizations and Publications  

Appendix C      Massage Licensing Laws in North America  

Appendix D      Performance Evaluation Forms   

Appendix E      Health History Forms  

Appendix F      List of Figures and Tables  

Appendix G      References and Additional Resources  

Interactive Glossary  



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