Chair Massage - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 1e

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9780323092234: Chair Massage - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 1e
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  • Full-color photographs and drawings clearly depict each technique.
  • An Essentials of Practice chapter helps you translate your knowledge into revenue by addressing crucial topics such as determining target markets, job-related conditions, marketing methods, introductory letters, setting fees, drawing up contracts, and getting paid, and includes practical advice from practitioners who offer chair massage.
  • Unique! Coverage of low back techniques includes specific techniques for treating low back pain, its causes, when to perform massage, and when it is contraindicated.
  • Unique! A chapter on additional techniques and adaptations covers body regions such as the iliotibial band, gastrocnemius, pectorals, anterior neck muscles, and serratus anterior, plus situations such as clients in wheelchairs.
  • Unique! A segment on closing the session describes positive ways to finalize a chair massage session, including use of percussion as a finishing technique, closing stretches, a post-treatment discussion, and helping the client off the chair.
  • A Communications and Ethics chapter addresses important topics such as the ethical presentation of self, boundaries, communicating with clients about feedback, pre- and post-treatment interviews, and intake forms.
  • A review of anatomy and kinesiology covers the specific information that you need to know in order make treatment decisions and perform routines.
  • Coverage of traditional Chinese medicine points and channels gives you more techniques to use during chair massage practice.
  • Sample dialogues provide examples of effective communication with clients during their sessions.

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