Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists.
Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists
This color-illustrated textbook is designed for massage therapy students enrolled in 500- to 1,200-hour training programs, and for bodywork professionals. The author, an experienced massage therapist and teacher, offers a four-step palpation protocol and takes reader step by step through the client assessment process. Early chapters introduce palpation and kinesiology, posture and gait assessment, deconstructing complex movements, and the art and science of palpation. Later chapters follow the traditional sequence in which massage therapists perform assessments: bony landmarks and fascial structures, superficial muscles on the axial skeleton, superficial muscles on the extremities, and deeper muscles and muscle groups. The art program offers detailed, high-quality, color anatomical drawings on every page, plus color photos. Other learning features include tip boxes, real-life cases, margin terms, chapter summaries, lab activities, case profiles, and study questions. Appendices provide answers, additional cases, independent study activities, and a glossary. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)