This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle.
The 'Anatomy Trains' is a revolutionary way of analyzing soft-tissue patterns, and developing strategies for unwinding these patterns via fascial and myofascial work. Using the metaphor of train lines, Tom Myers explains how patterns of strain communicate through the myofascial 'webbing', contributing to postural compensation and movement stability.
All of the exquisite full-color illustrations from THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System are now available in digital format on the new THIEME Atlas of Anatomy Image Collection DVD.
All of the exquisite full-color illustrations from THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Neck and Internal Organs are available in digital format on the THIEME Atlas of Anatomy Image Collection DVD.