Rent
$34.52
  • List Price: $105.60
  • Save: $71.08(67%)
Rented from RentU
To Rent, select Shipping State from options above
Due Date: Dec 18, 2015
FREE return shipping at the end of the semester. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $11.05
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques (5th Edition) Paperback – Studio, April 12, 2009

21 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0135142233 ISBN-10: 0135142237 Edition: 5th

Rent
Price: $31.67 - $34.52
19 New from $68.50 57 Used from $18.95
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, Studio
"Please retry"
$68.50 $18.95
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

This pioneering book in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, health related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you! The authors carefully examine the foundations of healing massage, western massage techniques, contemporary massage including myofascial techniques, trigger points, lymphatic drainage massage, foot reflexology, Asian bodywork therapy and applications of massage. New to the fifth edition are Practice Sequences that are step-by-step suggested example applications of the techniques described in the book.  Each Practice Sequence is demonstrated in full, vibrant detail on the DVD that accompanies this text. So that readers can track their progress, the DVD, as well as Appendix D, provides Performance Evaluation Forms for every Practice Sequence.For those involved with therapeutic massage and bodywork

About the Author

Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD, NCTMB, is a licensed massage

therapist, educator, author, and appreciative massage and

bodywork client. She has a deep respect for massage therapy

as an art, science, and wellness practice. She has studied

its traditions and watches for trends in the massage

therapy profession today.

Building on her earlier background in sports and fitness,

Dr. Benjamin graduated from the Chicago School of

Massage Therapy in the mid-1980s. She was drawn to massage

as an active, hands-on therapy whose foundations

dovetail with her former career in health, physical education,

and recreation.After having a full-time massage therapy

practice, she gravitated back to education, first as an

association education director, and then as a teacher and

massage school administrator. Over the years, she has

served on various committees involved in the development

of ethical standards and national certification for massage

therapists, and the accreditation of massage programs.

Dr. Benjamin has taught at the high school and college

levels, and enjoys developing curriculum materials for the

career-oriented courses offered in vocational programs.

She holds master’s and advanced study degrees in education

with a specialty in curriculum development from

Northern Illinois University. A doctorate in recreation

and leisure studies from Purdue University has deepened

her appreciation of the many facets of wellness and

grounded her in a variety of research methods.

Frances M.Tappan approached Patricia Benjamin to

join her as coauthor of Healing Massage Techniques for its

3rd edition (1998). Since Dr.Tappan’s passing in 1999,

Dr. Benjamin has continued to update and improve

Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques, and it

remains a standard in the field today. Dr. Benjamin

authored Professional Foundations for Massage Therapists

(2009) as a resource for students to learn about the profession,

its history, varied competencies, ethics, and business

practices.

In her leisure time, Dr. Benjamin enjoys reading historical

fiction and nonfiction, gardening, tai chi and qi

gong, Zen archery, and swimming. Her outdoor pursuits

include hiking, canoeing, and a new interest in birding.

She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (April 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135142237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135142233
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tania on September 14, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book has basic coverage of various massage techniques and modalities. It is good to have for the school study or for the test prep. you can effectively but fast to review massage techniques. If you working on something more specific than general massage, you would need a more specific book. I am glad I had it for school, but I don't think there is any reason to keep it on the shelf any more.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By halo on April 20, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I really like the book I especially like the computer cd that came with the book. I even shared the cd with other class mates that didn't get a cd with their book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I did not find the information useful in learning manual therapies. It was very basic information that can be easily found on quick google searches. The only compliment I have regarding the purchase is that the videos are replicas of the chapters, so if you watch the videos, there is no need to read the chapters.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By WVMassagegirl on May 11, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Its a good plain read. The pics are great tools to check hand placement and client position. The questions at the end of the chapters help to study for learning experiences (tests). However, I gave it four stars because the dvd was missing which was upsetting because I would like to have watched it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Hanna A on April 8, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Classic Book, good for studying for Mblex. Nice sections here and there, such as one on chi qong and one on elderly massage. Of course there's nothing like hands on experience, but this book has good overview of massage.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Golda Becker on February 3, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book has instructions that require the use of the DVD but this book unknowingly did not come with it. I really wish I knew that before hand. Also it is full of writing which again I was uninformed of.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Heather on October 8, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I needed it for school. It comes with a cd that is also helpful. It gives it is easy to follow and seems well put together. Has a lot of demonstration pictures once you hit ch. 6 or so. Helpful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Lauren on February 19, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am currently in Naturopath school and this book has been extremely helpful. I highly recommend it to anyone exploring massage and/ or natural healing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again