Deep Tissue Massage, Revised: A Visual Guide to Techniques|
by Art Riggs (Author), Thomas W. Myers (Foreword)
Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, Deep Tissue
Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and
positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions
encountered in a bodywork practice.
The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of
palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed
instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives
clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in
preventing injury to the therapist. “Strategies” offers more precise protocols
and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning
options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. “Caveats” details
areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution.
Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can
immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a
preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and
extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and
the psychology of treating injuries.
(North Atlantic Books) Textbook-style manual for massage therapists who have
completed or are in the process of completing basic massage training. Includes
many photographs and illustrations for reference, biomechanics for preventing
injury, and directions for treatment and rehabilitation for common complaints.
Quick-reference guide to techniques. DNLM: Massage--methods--Atlases. --This
text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 Revised edition (June 5, 2007)