Modern Hydrotherapy for the Massage Therapist

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Nov 1, 2007 - Medical - 310 pages

This text offers a modern approach to hydrotherapy— the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to improve or maintain health— as performed by massage therapists. Authored by an experienced massage therapist, this book presents clear, uncomplicated explanations of how hydrotherapy affects the body, and then demonstrates a wide variety of hydrotherapy treatments.

The book suggests how massage therapists may use hydrotherapy treatments before and during massage sessions, or give these treatments to clients to do between sessions for faster and better results. The author presents real-life examples and case studies obtained through interviews with massage therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, naturopathic doctors, aquatic therapists, and medical doctors treating patients in a medical hydrotherapy setting.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
POOL THERAPY
18
THE SCIENCE OF WATER
29
EFFECTS OF HYDROTHERAPY
41
PREPARING TO GIVE HYDROTHERAPY
65
HOT PACKS FOMENTATIONS COMPRESSES
89
COLD PACKS COMPRESSES AND
111
IMMERSION BATHS
127
BODY WRAPS
181
FRICTION TREATMENTS
191
HYDROTHERAPY SELFTREATMENTS
201
41
215
HYDROTHERAPY AND MASSAGE
217
HYDROTHERAPY AND MASSAGE
241
SIMPLE HYDROTHERAPY RECORD
279
APPEND X
288

IMMERSION BATHS
137
HOT AIR BATHS
155
SHOWERS
167
SHOWERS
168
CHAPTER 10
178
PYROTHERAPY USING ARTIFICIAL
289
GLOSSARY
297
INDEX
303
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