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The Sussex Beacon is a continuing care unit for men and women with HIV/AIDS who require convalescence care, monitoring and maintenance of health, treatment support, palliative/terminal care, rehabilitation and a range of respite care. The care provided focuses on the holistic needs of the client; medical and nursing care needs together with social, educational, emotional, psychological, spiritual and cultural needs.

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Mario-Paul Cassar

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Medical Nursing & Services



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A description of the theory and application of massage techniques, their physiological effects, indications and contraindications, and how massage is therapeutically applied in the treatment of many common conditions. The book is ordered by body region and illustrated throughout.

Key Features
Author(s)Mario-Paul Cassar
PublisherElsevier Health Sciences
Date of Publication22/06/1999
GenreMedical Nursing & Ancillary Services

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintButterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Out-of-print date28/10/2003
Content Note132 illus

Weight700 g
Width189 mm
Height246 mm
Spine14 mm

Table Of ContentsForeword; Preface; Acknowledgements; CHAPTER 1:The massage treatment: The history of massage; The practice of massage; case history; the massage routine; General assessment; posture; Palpatory skills; observing and palpating the skin; palpation of the subcutaneous fascia; palpation of the muscles and associated fascia; palpating the skeletal tissue; palpation of joints. CHAPTER 2: The massage techniques: Elements of massage techniques; postural awareness; additional components of the techniques; Terminology; An introduction to the massage and bodywork techniques; effleurage or stroking techniques; compression movements; lymphatic massage movements; percussive strokes; friction techniques; vibration and shaking movements; bodywork techniques. CHAPTER 3: The effects of massage: The effects in general; Neural mechanisms; stressors; neural connections with the peripheral tissues; neural pathways; receptors; reflexes; Reflex effect on the autonomic nervous system; Mechanical and reflex effects on the pain receptors; perception of pain; pain receptors; impingement of nerve fibres; sensory neurons; blockage of pain impulses; the pain cycle; Mechanical and reflex effects on the blood circulation; congestion; pressure of massage; reflex effect on the involuntary muscles of blood vessels; influence on circulation; Mechanical and reflex effects on the lymph circulation; effective filtration pressure; superficial and deep lymphatic vessels; lymphatic pressure; Mechanical and reflex effects on the muscles; Mechanical and reflex effects on the organs of digestion; Psychogenic effects; stress. CHAPTER 4: Applied massage: The application of massage, indications, contraindications; reactions to the treatment; Circulatory system; anaemia; hypertension; coronary heart disease; angina pectoris; heart failure; thrombosis; varicosotis; heart bypass operations; Lymphatic system; oedema; Digestive system; dyspepsia; obesity; malabsorption syndrome; hiatus hernia; gastritis; peptic ulcers; constipation

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