Connective Tissue Massage

200 S. , 140 Abb. , Broschiert (FH)
ISBN: 9783131714312

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I wholeheartedly recommend this book! It is brilliantly designed with a solid clinical focus, in a user-friendly format. -- Michael Masaracchio, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, Associate Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Dicke’s systematic, scientifically based treatment method of connective tissue massage (or “Bindegewebsmassage”) is now in wide use throughout the world. In this book, practitioners will get the first detailed, “how-to” description of connective tissue massage (CTM) {in the English language} including the principles, knowledge, and skills to implement it.

Special Features:

Begins with the origin and practical benefits of CTM, including its neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basis
Explores the relationship between the sensory, motor, and autonomic nervous systems and the complex reflex mechanisms that are activated by CTM therapy
Describes and illustrates specific stroking techniques that trigger the appropriate neural reflexes in every body segment
Shows how to make a diagnostic assessment based on skin, connective tissue, and muscle zones
Covers the full range of orthopedic, neurological, internal medicine, and gynecologic disorders that can be effectively treated with CTM
Complete with treatment plans, indications and contraindications, and modern medical guidelines, this book is essential for all physical and massage therapists and osteopaths who want to successfully integrate CTM into their practices. It is also a fascinating reference for physicians and other medical professionals who are interested in learning more about this important manual technique."This book is an introduction to the connective tissue massage (CTM) developed by Elisabeth Dicke.
It was written to help the practitioner understand the effects of this therapy and explains the following:

- Segmental structure of the body and reflex physiological mechanisms.
- The special interconnecting relationship between the sensory, motor and autonomic nervous systems at the body segment level, which allows complex reflex mechanisms to exist that are useful in connective tissue massage therapy.
- Manual massage strokes specifically applied in CTM,
- Diagnostic assessment on the basis of skin, connective tissue and muscle zones,
- Basic structure, structural consequences and how to treat extremities.
- Teaches how to apply CTM to treat various clinical patterns and symptoms.