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Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy , 7th Edition

Principles and Practice

By Susan G. Salvo, EdD, LMT, BCTMB

848 pages
Copyright 2024
$128.99, Paperback, Reference

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Trust this approachable, all-in-one text to help you master the essential principles of massage therapy! Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 7th Edition prepares you for success in class, on exams, and in practice settings. This user-friendly text includes more than 700 images, expanded information on the latest protocols, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter, and updated pathologies which reflect what you will encounter in the field.

Key Features


  • Simple, straightforward coverage is written in a clear, approachable manner to strengthen student comprehension.
  • UNIQUE! Combined anatomy and physiology and fundamentals material make this a streamlined solution — one book to buy, one book to carry, one complete resource to reference.
  • Certification Practice Exam mimics the major certification exams and provides excellent practice for board review.
  • Critical thinking questions at the end of the chapters help students develop clinical reasoning skills.
  • Robust art program enhances understanding and comprehension of each topic presented through a mixture of high-quality illustrations and clinical photographs.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Updated Hydrotherapy and Spa chapter features the latest procedures.
  • NEW! Expanded sports massage section in the Clinical Massage chapter offers additional information on this growing practice area.
  • NEW! Revised artwork in the Kinesiology chapter clearly illustrates key concepts.

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Massage therapy students, 16,555 annual enrollment

• 13,723 students in public, non-profit institutions

• 2,832 students in private, for-profit institutions

(IPEDS 2017)

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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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