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Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist (3 Revised edition)

By: Pritchard, Darien

1905367694 / 9781905367696
Paperback / softback
Published 30/09/2019
United Kingdom
212 x 275 mm 288 pages, 200 colour
Professional & Vocational  Learn More

This fully updated third edition of the best-selling Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist provides a solid base for the student and early practitioner to learn the physical make-up of the body, giving a broad introduction to the body's physical functioning.

The emphasis is on the body systems and aspects most relevant to the dynamics of massage, such as muscle activity, stress response, tension and relaxation, and the effect of touch.

This is the first book that covers the anatomy and physiology syllabus established by the General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT) as the National Industry Standard for massage in the UK. * Terminology * Chemistry of the body * Cells, tissues, organs and body systems * Movement systems - the main bones and skeletal muscles * Communication systems - the nervous, endocrine and immune systems * Maintenance, growth and repair - the respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, urinary and reproductive systems.


MFC Anatomy, MFG Physiology, MMF Pathology, MMZ Therapy & therapeutics

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