What is massage? Is it art, spiritual healing or part of modern medicine with a scientific approach to its therapeutic possibilities? The author offers the reader an opportunity to study and practice massage as a part of modern science. Inside this book, a reader will find comprehensive theoretical and practical information on this matter.
Another valuable feature of this book is its representation of the modern view on the physiology of pain, the gate control? theory of pain, and rules of using a pain analyzing system to patients benefit. If it is necessary to activate pain receptors during the treatment, measures to control pain are discussed as well.
In the special chapter “Hand as a therapeutic tool,” the author presents extremely valuable information for everyone who practices massage therapy. Readers will find many practical tips on how to effectively use their hands to be able to work longer and more productively, to prevent injuries during the massage treatment, and offers measures increasing hands? endurance and decreasing exhaustion.
Finally, the author summarizes and gives a detailed representation of more than 60 variations of 7 basic therapeutic techniques (effleurage, friction, kneading, vibration, percussion, compression, and stretching) employed by Western massage schools. Some of these techniques are used in Swedish massage, but some are quite unique. They were created during decades of experimental and clinical studies by scientists who shaped the Russian massage school.
The book is richly illustrated with 126 diagrams and photos.
Please find below the descriptions of medical massage books by Dr. Ross Turchanonov. Dr. Turchanonov is a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in studies related to Medical Massage.
For everyone who desires to learn medical massage, this book is a unique educational source, because it is written by a scientist who himself believes in and practices Medical Massage.
Dr. Turchanonov is a scientist and educator but is also a clinician. Not only that he shares his knowledge acquired in a medical school and throughout his Ph.D. studies, but also, most importantly, the knowledge gained in the treatment room. Therefore all scientific data you find at his 3 books, is not for a general education only, but for practical use in the treatment room.
I often ask myself a rhetorical question: “If a professor, who teaches surgical procedure, could himself have performed a few surgeries; wouldn’t such a professor be able to teach real surgical techniques?”
Massage therapy isn’t a surgery, but it is an extremely powerful medical methodology of treatment, which can possibly prevent surgeries, rid people of painful orthopedic disorders, treat and manage anxieties, clinical depression, tension headaches, sleep disorders, help to manage symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome, allowing patients to come back to normal active life and much, much more.
Dr. Turchanonov’s books are a great reliable study source; not only from a full-time scientist and a writer, not only from a full-time CE presenter but from a clinician as well. This fusion of expertise could prove to make a crucial difference in the quality of your education.