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Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Massage

A reference for massage students, teachers and practitioners Paperback – 14 Aug. 2023

It’s important for massage students and practitioners to have a broad understanding of the functioning of the human body and to be able to relate this to the specific concerns of massage. With 430 pages and 250 illustrations, this user-friendly text is designed for massage students, teachers and practitioners.

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Massage covers the structure and functioning of the human body, organised by body systems, with an emphasis on the systems most relevant to massage – the skeletal system, muscles and the nervous system. Each technical term is explained and related to common sense and life experience, and to the concerns of massage treatments.

This book covers the common professional massage training syllabus (UK). In addition, it provides useful information in a comprehensible form that will help massage practitioners in their professional careers. This includes descriptions of more than 100 common medical conditions and massage guidelines for working with people with these conditions.

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The Amazon listing includes a “Look inside” link, so you can see the contents in detail, including a chapter-by-chapter listing which shows the terminology covered, and a sample chapter.

Key Features of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Massage:

  • Massage-Centric Approach: It presents a broad understanding of the functioning of the human body and cross-references this to the particular knowledge needs of massage students. It is specifically designed to cover the common professional massage training syllabus (UK), with further information to help graduates in professional practice. 
  • Clear and Accessible: It’s presented in user-friendly language that is easy for students to understand, building up the information step-by-step to make complex topics more approachable and engaging.  Each technical term is explained and related to common sense and life experience, and to the concerns of massage treatments.
  • Information supported by Illustrations: With 430 pages and 250 full-colour illustrations, it prepares massage students for theory exams. 
  • For massage practitioners: It also offers useful information in a comprehensible form that will help massage practitioners in their professional careers. This includes descriptions of more than 100 common medical conditions and massage guidelines for working with people with these conditions.

“ … a trusty companion for me as a student … information is laid out clearly using diagrams, language and terminology that’s straightforward … a good coverage of all the body’s systems and these are described in relation to massage  … guidance for the student/practitioner throughout including interpersonal/client considerations and self-care … it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge there is about the body, but I have really appreciated this book’s ‘level’; giving me enough information for this stage of my training (and encouraging curiosity where I choose to delve deeper).”   Deborah J, massage graduate, Cardiff

“I’m finding [the book] a great resource for lesson and homework planning.”  Jenny H, massage teacher, Shropshire

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