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Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist
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Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist (Paperback)

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This fully updated third edition of the best-selling Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist provides a solid base for the student and early practitioner to learn the physical make-up of the body, giving a broad introduction to the body's physical functioning. The emphasis is on the body systems and aspects most relevant to the dynamics of massage, such as muscle activity, stress response, tension and relaxation, and the effect of touch. This is the first book that covers the anatomy and physiology syllabus established by the General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT) as the National Industry Standard for massage in the UK. * Terminology * Chemistry of the body * Cells, tissues, organs and body systems * Movement systems - the main bones and skeletal muscles * Communication systems - the nervous, endocrine and immune systems * Maintenance, growth and repair - the respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, urinary and reproductive systems.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePathologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineTherapy & therapeuticsMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesPhysiotherapyMedical & VeterinaryPre-clinical medicine: basic sciencesAnatomyMedical & VeterinaryPre-clinical medicine: basic sciencesPhysiology Publisher: Lotus Publishing Publication Date: 30/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9781905367696  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Darien Pritchard has been a bodyworker since 1977, including 25 years of training massage professional (including 5 years as part of a University Degree course) and of teaching Professional Development courses for qualified massage practitioners. He has been a pioneer in focusing on the massage practitioner's bodyuse as an integral part of massage training in the UK and has also pioneered pioneered Hands Free Massage; the skillful, sensitive use of the forearms and elbows to save the practitioner's hands.

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