THE BOOK Table of contents
Introduction
  • A brief history of massage
  • The effects of massage therapy and massage techniques

    Techniques
  • Swedish massage techniques
  • Non-Swedish massage techniques
  • Sequence of techniques: the principles of massage
  • Hydrotherapy applications
  • Remedial exercise

    Establishing the Guidelines of Treatment
  • Therapist and client boundaries
  • Communication between therapist and client
  • Assessment
  • Preparation for treatment, post-treatment and self-care
  • Working with the client's tissue
  • Contraindications and modifications for specific conditions and medications

    Treatment Foundations
  • Stress reduction and relaxation: the essential treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • Spasm
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Edema

    Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Strategies: massage and the inflammatory process
  • Scar tissue
  • Wounds and burns
  • Contusions
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Cruciate and meniscal injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fracture
  • Whiplash

    Conditions Affecting the Head and Neck
  • Torticollis
  • Tension headache
  • Migraine

    Postural Dysfunction
  • Strategies: fascial and muscle imbalances
  • Pes planus
  • Iliotibial band contracture
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Hyperlordosis
  • Hyperkyphosis
  • Scoliosis

    Joint Dysfunction
  • Hypermobility and hypomobility
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis

  • Conditions of the Central Nervous System
  • Strategies: central nervous system conditions
  • Communication skills
  • Ambulation aide
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Seizures
  • Hemiplegia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinsons
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Poliomyelitis

    Conditions of the Peripheral Nervous System
  • Understanding peripheral nerve lesions
  • Strategies: Crush and severance injuries to peripheral nerves
  • Radial nerve lesions
  • Ulnar nerve lesions
  • Median nerve lesions
  • Sciatic nerve lesions
  • Bell's palsy
  • Understanding compression syndromes of peripheral nerves
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome

    Respiratory Pathologies
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma

    Circulatory Pathologies and Dysfunctions
  • Hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • Other circulatory conditions

    Gastrointestinal Concerns
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

    Systemic Concerns and Other Conditions
  • Inflammatory arthritides
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cancer
  • HIV infection and AIDS

    Appendices
    A. Anatomical and directional terms
    B. Postural and gait assessment
    C. Specific orthopedic testing
    D. Visceral and other systemic pathology pain referral patterns
    E. Skin pathologies