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.
LWW In Touch Series
April 4, 2008
About The Author(s)
Jean M. Wible RN, BSN, NCTMB, CHTP
Instructor, Massage Therapy Program, Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, MD
--Alphabetical, quick reference format --Over 650 drugs listed --
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.
drug entry includes:
Brand or trade names
Drug actions (effects on the body)
Use (listing of disease, disorders, or symptoms the drug would be used to treat)
Side effects (unwanted or undesirable effects of the drug)
Onset (amount of time for drug action to begin in the body)
Peak (amount of time for the strongest action on the body)
Duration (amount of time for the action to be finished)
Massage contraindications (denoted by a hand icon- addresses in a quick list what, if any, cautions, contraindications and changes in the application of massage may exist for a client taking this drug)
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:
Animations of drug absorption, drug distribution
drug binding and drug excretion
Table of contents
Drug Assessment for Massage Therapy (this is a brief introduction)
Alphabetical Listing of Drugs (the bulk of the book!)
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