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62 line drawings and photographs
246 x 189 mm
29 March 2016
Handspring Publishing

£47.00 GBP / $59.50 USD

Massage Therapy, Sport and Fitness, Physical Therapy

Integrative Pain Management

Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches

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Diana, a licensed massage therapist for 30 years, has a private practice in Seattle, USA, treating acute and chronic soft tissue disorders, specializing in post-operative care.

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Marissa BROOKS

Marissa Brooks, MPH, is retired from 18 years of clinical massage practice. She now focuses on improving population health and access to massage and other complementary care disciplines. Her volunteer work includes working as a research reviewer for the Massage Therapy Foundation, best practice work and acting as Chair of the WA State Massage Board for the Washington State Department of Health.

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This book provides an overview of pain mechanisms as currently understood, and details a variety of approaches to pain management used across a wide range of complementary disciplines. A final chapter integrates these body-based and mind-body approaches, and helps the clinician offer the most effective care for the patient.

The first part of the book discusses pain symptoms and the ways in which pain is experienced by individual patients. This section deals with the anatomy and pathology of pain, and describes present views of what causes pain to occur and persist. Integrative care concepts are presented, emphasizing multi-disciplinary approaches to addressing pain.

In the second part, expert contributors describe therapeutic approaches to addressing pain conditions and implementing self-care management options, specific to the various disciplines. When available, research supporting the evidence for these interventions is incorporated.

In the last chapter, the editors model various care pathways based on these approaches to assist healthcare practitioners in deciding how to effectively co-manage pain, including guidance on when and where to refer.


Foreword… Preface… Contributors… Introduction… Glossary

Overview of integrative healthcare and pain Bonnie B. O’Conner

Anatomy and neurobiology of pain Ruth Werner and Geoffrey M. Bove

Pain theory and models for treatment Bronwyn Lennox Thompson

Massage therapy: general Susan Davis

Massage therapy: lymphatic techniques Lisa Santoro

Massage therapy: scars and pain Nancy Keeney-Smith

Structural bodywork and facial balancing Lauren Christman and Richard Polishuk

Osteopathic techniques Matthew Stewart

Functional taping John Balletto

Traditional Chinese medicine bodywork: Tui Na Benjamin Apichai

Interactive movement practices: The Feldenkrais Method®  Nancy Haller and Patricia Buchanan

Interactive movement practices: Trager Jack Blackburn

Yoga therapy Neil Pearson

Tai Chi/Qi Gong Chenchen Wang and Ramel Rones

Mindfulness-based interventions Carolyn McManus

Body awareness and pain Cynthia J. Price and Wolf Mehling

Pathways to integrative clinical care Marissa Brooks and Diana L. Thompson

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