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Featuring more than 250 full-color illustrations and photographs, Therapeutic Chair Massage offers detailed instructions on the appropriate massage strokes, stretching techniques, and therapeutic routines to use in seated massage for both relaxation and specific therapeutic applications. The book also provides foundational information on equipment, hygiene, sanitation, safety, contraindications, communication and documentation, body mechanics, and establishing a seated massage business.
Each chapter includes hands-on Experiential Exercises; Case Studies with critical thinking questions; Clinical Tips from the author's experience; and Of Special Interest Boxes that contain related and interesting information. Contraindications lists specify conditions that prohibit or limit the use of a particular stroke or technique.
LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
August 9, 2005
About The Author(s)
Ralph R. Stephens
Ralph Stephens Seminars, Cedar Rapids, IA
--Of Special Interest boxes contain interesting but tangential information on a variety of topics --Experiential Exercises offer hands-on learning activities --Case Studies present hypothetical scenario with critical thinking questions that challenges the reader to apply information to real-life situations --Clinical Tips give brief snippets of clinical advice based on the author's experience --Contraindications list of conditions that prohibit or limit the use of a particular stroke or technique. --Key Terms are listed and defined at the beginning of each chapter --Chapter summaries --Chapter Objectives
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Chair Massage
Chapter 2: Equipment Considerations: Set-Up and Adjustment
Chapter 3: Hygiene, Sanitation, and Safety Considerations
Chapter 4: Contraindications
Chapter 5: Communication, Assessment, and Treatment Plans
Chapter 6: Bodymechanics
Chapter 7: Strokes
Chapter 8: Stretching Techniques
Chapter 9: Relaxation Routine
Chapter 10: Therapeutic Routine: Back and Neck
Chapter 11: Therapeutic Routine: Shoulder
Chapter 12: Therapeutic Routine: Forearm, Wrist, and Hand
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