An Holistic Guide to Massage incorporates the links between body, mind and soul in the search for well-being. This approach has not been taken by any other text written about massage. Other texts currently available tend to focus on one theory and one theory only, where-as this book encourages students to look at the wider picutre encompassing different theories. The students are then able to make their own mind up about which massage therapy to practice. This title is ideal for any students taking Beauty Therapy NVQ levels 2 or 3, as well as VTCT, City & Guilds, BTEC and other massage courses.
This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.
Nurses are increasingly aware of the need to blend technology, mind, and spirit in creating optimal circumstances for healing. The American Holistic Nurses Association, with Barbara Dossey, a pioneer and leader in the field, has created a core curriculum that will provide a blueprint for what it means to be a holistic nurse. This text can also serve as a study guide For The AHNCC exam. Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing has a broad appeal to nurses new to holistic concepts as well as those who are already experts.
Santa Fe deserves its nickname, The City Different, for its unique blend of cultures--Native American, Chicano, and Anglo among them. Readers will be captivated by the cuisine, museums, archeology, sports, and adventure of this capital city. Maps. Photos.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
An update of the definitive work on soft tissue massage! The 4th Edition continues to follow classic Swedish remedial message therapy, along with the Hoffa system of local and general massage. An introduction to other massage traditions, such as sports massage, trigger points and pressure, rolfing, and shiatsu, is new to this edition. A new section details individual massage strokes, accompanied by all new, step-by-step photographs that show the direction and sequence of each individual stroke. Current and extensive reference sections accompany every chapter, and the up-to-date bibliography provides citations in a wide variety of areas associated with massage. Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-341-0
Presents a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of seventy alternative therapies and medical treatments, discussing various physical, psychological, and paranormal therapies for a wide range of ailments