Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment (Lww Massage Therapy & Bodywork Educational Series.)

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment (Lww Massage Therapy & Bodywork Educational Series.)

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This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle. An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.

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    This is an awesome reference for the well trained, experienced massage therapist. There are techniques demonstrated in this book that are advanced. As for the graphic presentation, there is no other book that I am aware of that shows the human body from the outside in quite as precisely as this one does. I purchased this book, before it was actually published, as a student of massage therapy and will use it in my future practice. It has become a hit with the students and staff of my school.

  2. Jackie Whitebread says:

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    The best of many, many books I have used for physical therapy approach to major medical problems. This is the most workable book with, by far, the best medical illustrations for the professional and the amateur alike. I have used Dr. Janet Travell’s books, which are the benchmark for all musculo-skeletal manuals, but this is the book I use to put massage, trigger point, and any other therapies to use. It is the best anatomy book I have ever used, in school or on the job. It is a very safe book. In summary, the incredible artwork defining the location of muscles is the most helpful aspect of this book. Also, it is a super value for a manual of this quality.
    Jackie Whitebread, RN

  3. Anonymous says:

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    This book was quite organized and filled with lots of information important for the massage student needing to take the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. I used this book and the following which is also sold on amazon.com:
    The Ultimate Study Guide for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Key Review Questions and Answers
    (Topics: Human Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology) Vol 1
    (ISBN: 0971999643)

    The Ultimate Study Guide for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Key Review Questions and Answers
    (Topics: Clinical Pathology and Recognition of Various Conditions) Vol 2
    (ISBN: 0971999651)

    The Ultimate Study Guide for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Key Review Questions and Answers
    (Topics: Massage Therapy and Bodywork: Theory, Assessment and Application. Professional Standards, Ethics and Business Practices) Vol 3

    (ISBN: 097199966X)

    The last 3 study guides are on the mark with the type of questions asked on the national test. My advice is to buy all four books. I passed the national certification examination for therapeutic massage and bodywork easily with the help of these four books.

  4. Anonymous says:

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    This book has been incredibly helpful, from day one of massage therapy school. I have learned more about muscle anatomy from it than from our required anatomy book. The author uses real live humans with extremely realistic drawn muscles and bones superimposed on them, which gives you an excellent spatial perception of the anatomy and where it lies in the body. I HIGHLY recommend this book for massage therapy students, practitioners and pretty much anyone interested in muscular anatomy. STUPENDOUS BOOK!!!!!

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    As a recent massage therapy school graduate, I bought Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment to help study for the NCE. I wish I would have had this book in school. It’s the best book I’ve seen integrating anatomy and massage. Filled with excellent color illustrations and a well-organized layout, it’s a highly recommended addition to any massage therapist’s library, both for the student and long-time professional.

  6. Jane (starlight) says:

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    This book has great anatomy info. It shows all of what you need to know as far as muscle actions, innervations, etc.

    I also agree with previous reviewers that this is a good reference for the National Massage Board Exam (National Certification Exam). My other recommendations include;

    Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists by Salvo

    This book is just great for learning the needed pathology for the massage national board exam

    The Ultimate Study Guide for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Key Review Questions and Answers by Patrick Leonardi

    This one comes in three volumes.

    These three volumes had so many great review questions that

    guided me in the right direction on what to know.

  7. Michael Johnson says:

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    I bought this book along with many others to help in studying for the national exams. I don’t remember how helpful it was for the exams, but I refer to it often in my practice.

    I have focused on therapeutic bodywork, and if that’s where your interest lies, I think you’ll find it a great reference. The book uses photos of models with the anatomy superimposed. This makes understanding application of the therapy very easy. In some photos, the practitioner is applying therapy and you can see how it affects the tissue involved. It’s also a good reference for communication with a client.

    The book covers many of the pathologies I’ve encountered so far, and most of the common ones. Unfortunately, it is rather short and I wish it covered even more in the same manner.

    There is also a very good treatise on assesment.

    I find myself refering to either this book or Frank Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy before any others that I have.

  8. Karen Wallace says:

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    I love this book. One of the best things about it is that instead of pen and ink drawings (like the Biel book) it has color drawings on top of real photos of people. I find this much more understandable and can quickly implement massage techniques it recommends for the particular muscle it is illustrating. Glad I bought it!

  9. Ramona Samuels says:

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    After graduating from school I thought,”How many more books do I really need?” But I have no regrets buying this one- my therapist friends have borrowed it and realized they want it, as well.

    Artists have actually painted the muscles, including origin and insertion, over the photograph of each models body. Landmarks and hand positions are so easy to follow, and synergist muscles also noted for treatment purposes. I use this a lot as I work on clients form my home, it is very informative and well formatted. Various strokes as well as pressure and trigger points are also noted.
    Not necesssarily for beginners, but perfect for expanding, or reviewing, what you already know. This book would also be very helpful in studying efforts for the NCBTMB national exams. I found it it perfect in review for my test.

  10. Annie MacKenzie says:

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    This is the most incredible book. All the muscles are featured in the most outstanding photographs superimposed on top of models. Each picture is vibrant and bright in color with good descriptions on how to address them and which techniques to use. The pictures can show you at a glance the origins and insertions of the muscles, whether you are just beginning your studies and studying for anatomy exams or are a seasoned massage therapist who needs a quick reminder of exact attachments, this books serves all. I love this book!