Designed for quick reference, this first-of-its-kind handbook instantly answers the massage therapist's questions about any drug a client may be taking, including how the drug may affect the application of massage, which cautions and contraindications may exist, and which changes in the massage session may be required for a client taking the drug. Drugs are listed alphabetically by generic name and each drug entry includes pronunciation; brand names; effects on the body; diseases, disorders, and symptoms the drug treats; possible side effects; onset-peak-duration table; and massage considerations.
Introductory Section, Drug Assessment for Massage Therapy offers a series of questions to be answered based on deductive reasoning that is adaptable for clients taking one or many drugs. These questions help in the design of a massage session that meets the needs of the client.
Covers medications regulated by the FDA as prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Since herbal medication are regulated differently, they are not covered here.
Student resources on thePoint:
Drug Assessment for Massage Therapy (this is a brief introduction)
Alphabetical Listing of Drugs (the bulk of the book!)
Appendix: Guide to Abbreviations
Index (generic and brand names)