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The Balanced Body

Price: $62.99


Author: Donald W. Scheumann

By mastering deep tissue and neuromuscular massage, present and future therapists can complement other techniques and offer their patients a complete, integrated approach to massage. This teaching manual and reference is a systematic training program for deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy, along with several other massage modalities. Through a series of lessons that cover sequential, progressive massage therapy for the entire body, readers will learn how to create an integrated treatment plan.

This Third Edition includes the following outstanding features:

  • Detailed Illustrations (40 new illustrations in this edition) provide a strong visual presentation to bring techniques to life
  • Indication/Contraindication Boxes show when massage is advisable
  • Essential Anatomy Boxes present crucial information that must be understood before learning techniques
  • Cautionary Notes warn about special cases and situations
  • Coverage of Trigger Point Release Work combined with deep tissue therapy and tension release massage present different therapeutic options
  • Quick Reference Charts summarize key points from the introductory chapters
  • Guidelines for Elevating the Quality of Massage Work provide suggestions that can improve the quality of treatment


Plus, a Bonus CD-ROM includes:

  • 20 massage technique video clips
  • 10 Acland anatomy video clips
  • Anatomy figures from the text
  • Chapter quizzes


This unique resource promotes a compassionate perspective on patient care while providing the essential information needed to perform deep tissue and neuromuscular massage therapy.


(Hardcover: 248 pages)

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