Medical massage is a unique publication. This book represents the Western view on medical massage and analyzes of its place in modern medicine. The book reveals a detailed description of different methods pertaining to medical massage treatment. This knowledge emerged in the beginning of the 20th century and has been accumulated within the medical communities of Germany, Russia, Austria, Poland, and other European countries. Each chapter of the book goes over the specifics of different types of medical massage. It explains how each type may be applied in cases of pathologies of the central nervous, the peripheral nervous and the musculoskeletal systems.
Each medical massage protocol is presented in a step by step manner. This book would help a practitioner to design and apply a course of medical massage for more than 60 common disorders of musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
The book has 350 references and is richly illustrated with more than 400 diagrams and photos. To increase its practical value as a guide to effective massage therapy, the book also provides the information on the usage of classical therapeutic massage methods for the treatment of the discussed pathologies.