Publisher description for Basic clinical massage therapy : integrating anatomy and treatment / James H. Clay, David M. Pounds ; photographs by Vicki Overman and Black Horse Studio ; illustrations by David M. Pounds.


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This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle.
An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Massage therapy.
Human anatomy.
Massage -- methods.