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ISBN: 978-0-323-58128-8

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Massage Therapy , 6th Edition

Principles and Practice

By Susan G. Salvo, EdD, LMT, BCTMB

777 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2020
$135.99, Paperback, Reference

Availability:New edition due. 12/06/22.

New Edition Forthcoming


Make the essential principles of massage therapy more approachable! Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition prepares you for success in class, on exams, and in practice settings. The new edition of this student friendly text includes more than 700 images, expanded information on the latest sanitation protocols, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter, and updated pathologies which reflect what you will encounter in the field.

Key Features

  • UPDATED pathologies ensure they are current and reflect what you will see in the field as a practitioner.
  • UPDATED Research Literacy and evidence-informed practice skills, emphasize how to locate and apply scientific data and the latest research findings in your massage practice.
  • Licensing and Certification Practice Exams on Evolve mimics the major high-stakes exams in format and content, builds confidence, and helps increase pass rates.
  • Complete anatomy and physiology section, in addition to material on techniques and foundations, you all the information you need in just one book. 
  • Robust art program enhances your understanding and comprehension of each topic presented through visual representation. 
  • Case studies challenge you to think critically and apply your understanding to realistic scenarios, foster open-mindedness, cultural competency, and stimulate dialogue. 
  • Profile boxes provide an inspirational, real-world perspective on massage practice from some of the most respected authorities in massage and bodywork. 
  • Clinical Massage chapter focuses on massage in therapeutic and palliative settings such as hospitals, chiropractic and physical therapy offices, nursing homes, and hospice care centers to broaden your career potential.
  • Business chapter loaded with skills to help make you more marketable and better prepared for today's competitive job market.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! UPDATED information throughout, including the latest sanitation protocols, ensures the most current, accurate, and applicable content is provided and is appropriate for passing exams and going straight into practice.
  • NEW! Critical thinking questions at the end of the chapters help you develop clinical reasoning skills.
  • NEW! Maps to FSMTB’s MBLEx exam, the Entry Level Analysis Project (ELAP), and Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) to illustrate that our content is in line with the core entry-level massage therapy curriculum.
  • NEW! Revised Kinesiology images include colored indications of origins and insertions.

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By Susan G. Salvo, EdD, LMT, BCTMB, Director of Education and Instructor at Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy

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