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What is massage? Art, spiritual healing or part of modern medicine with a scientific approach to its therapeutic possibilities? The author offers the reader an opportunity to study and practice massage as a part of modern science. Inside, the reader will find comprehensive theoretical and practical information on this matter.
The theoretical background of this publication is formed by the review of 350 of the most important and influential articles, books and other publications from all around the Western world dating from the middle of the 19th century to the present time. The analysis of this extensive information also includes the modern theories of the physiological and therapeutic impacts of massage on the human body. Readers will find information on how modern science sees and explains the way mechanical stimuli evoke intimate processes on the cellular and tissue levels and how the therapeutic impact of massage therapy is formed.
Another positive side of this book is its representation of the modern view on the physiology of the pain, the "gate control" theory of pain and rules of using a pain analyzing system for the patient’s benefit. If it is necessary to activate pain receptors during the treatment, measures to control pain are discussed as well.
In the special chapter: "Hand as therapeutic tool" the author presents extremely valuable information for everyone who practices massage therapy. Readers will find a lot of practical tips on how to effectively use their hands to be able to work longer and more productively, how to prevent injuries during massage treatment, and measures to increase their hands’ endurance and decrease their exhaustion.
Finally the author summarizes and represents in detail more than 60 variations of 7 basic therapeutic techniques (effleurage, friction, kneading, vibration, percussion, compression, and stretching) which are employed by Western massage schools. Some of these techniques are used in Swedish massage, but some are quite unique. They were created during decades of experimental and clinical studies by scientists who shaped the Russian massage school.
The book is richly illustrated with 126 diagrams and photos.
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Dr. Turchaninov graduated from Odessa Medical School in the Ukraine in 1983 and was selected for the Kiev Orthopedic Institute for Scientific Research. In 1985 he finished a two-year program at this institute with specialization in trauma surgery and posttraumatic rehabilitation under the supervision of Academician K.S.Ternovoy, M.D. At the same time Dr. Turchaninov began his dissertation "Surgical and Rehabilitation Treatment of Patients with Bone Defects". He obtained his scientific degree in 1989. In 1985-1988 he worked as the chief supervisor of the rehabilitation program of the Ministry of Public Health of the Ukraine. In 1990 Dr. Turchaninov graduated from the chiropractic and medical massage program designed for medical doctors in the Kiev Orthopedic Institute. In 1988-1991 he worked as a senior scientific researcher in the Clinic of Trauma Complications in the same institute. In 1992 Dr.Turchaninov moved to the USA because of consequences of the Chernobyl disaster and now living in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Turchaninov is the author of 30 scientific articles in the Russian, Ukrainian, European and American professional journals. He also holds two patents of invention in the former Soviet Union. Dr.Turchaninov is author of three textbooks: Medical Massage. Volume I; Medical Massage Volume II and Therapeutic Massage. A Scientific Approach.
Dr. Turchaninov intensevly lecturing in the USA and other countries on the subject of manual medicine and medical massage.Review:
This book is a must for professional masseur and the more serious massage school. -- D. Yee, CMT, Ausralian Massage Therapy Journal, 12(3) 2001
This book is an excellent source for every professional, as well as a great science text for the student. -- L. Mertz, Massage Therapy, Winter, 2002
This is a great, unusual book on massage.The author does an excellent job. I believe this book to be great value to physical therapists. R.Sofer,PT. Assis.Prof. -- Physical Therapy, 18(2), 2001
This is a very unusual and interesting book on massage. It has a great value to the physical therapy profession. -- R. Sofer, PT, MA, Physical Therapy, 81(2), 2001
This textbook is a must for each practitioner and more serious massage school.
D. Yee, MP -- Australian Massage Therapy Association Journal, 12(3), September, 2001
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