Knowing the anatomy and function of each body system is important when deciding what type of massage will be most beneficial. Understanding the various body systems helps when it comes to understanding client’s pathologies, and can make your massage more specific and effective. Being able to speak intelligently and simply to your clients helps educate them and gets them involved in understanding how their body works.
Learn the basic vital information that every bodyworker should know! Learn the function and anatomy of each anatomical system, corresponding diseases and disorders, & examples of massage techniques that affect each system. Journey through the skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous and muscular systems. This DVD provides invaluable information that will clarify the physiological intention behind various massage techniques. This video has hundreds of images and animations to make learning anatomy easy and fun!
This DVD covers the following conditions: Fractures, Osteoporosis, Spondylosis, Shin splints, Postural deviations, Hypertension, Varicose veins, Diabetes mellitus, Heart attack, Hematoma, Swollen glands, Fever, Edema, Lymphangitis, Chronic fatigue, Hodgkin’s, AIDS, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Peripheral neuropathy, Encephalitis, Spinal cord injuries, Stroke, Headaches, Strain, Trigger points, Fibromyalgia, Muscle cramps, Frozen shoulder, Subacromial fibrositis, Adhesive capsulitis, Supraspinatus tendonitis.
This DVD also covers the location of over 30 bones, the name, action and location of over 50 muscles and defines over 20 specific body system structure
Review: Sean Riehl delivers a simple, yet accurate presentation of the anatomy of each major body system.. .
Each section of the video follows a simple yet effective recipe that includes a presentation of the anatomy; pathology discussion; benefits and contraindications of massage; demonstration of the therapeutic massage technique for that particular body system; and a brief quiz. Three-dimensional computer-generated images in addition to a live model enhance the lesson and complement the instruction. Each section is long enough to include relevant data, yet short enough to hold the viewer’s attention.
The video reviews how specific massage techniques, including lymphatic massage, effleurage, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretch, are used for specific conditions. Mr. Riehl focuses on rehabilitative uses for massage, including concurrent care with chiropractors, osteopaths and medical doctors, and warns viewers of the dangers associated with performing certain types of massage on patients with various conditions.
This DVD is a good educational tool for students; it could also serve as a “refresher” for therapists who have focused their practices on relaxation massage only.