Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage

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Author : Mark F. Beck


992 Pages  Hardcover 

5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2006, 1999, 1993

©2011 , Published


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Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 5th edition is the classic text in the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist, plus the essentials of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethi... more


Written in a style that is easily understood by the nontraditional reader.

Includes full-color photos of techniques.

Includes essential anatomy and physiology.

Accompanying workbook has exercises in multiple formats to enhance learning.

Contains topics to prepare the reader for the National Cert... more

New to this Edition

New chapter on massage for special populations including hospice, pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, and people with cancer plus lymph massage and clinical skills such as trigger point therapy, neuromuscular techniques and myofascial techniques.

Now features all full-color Illustrations and ... more