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Pathology Textbooks

November 22, 2017

Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage

Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists

Rapid Review Pathology

Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 4th Edition is written by a massage therapist, Susan Salvo, this provides direct information along with specific therapeutic recommendations. This teaches you on how to execute treatments, needed protocols for therapists working with fragile clients.

Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists presents more than just a parade of diseases. It takes the reader through client consultation and health assessment, covers hygiene and sanitation, and talks about general endangerment sites and contraindications. This book is also written by a massage therapist, Susan Salvo.

Lastly, Rapid Review Pathology, by Edward F. Goljan, MD, makes it easy for you to master all of the pathology material covered on the USMLE Step 1 Exam. Review the most current information with completely updated chapters and more than 675 images. These textbooks will provide you pathology knowledge you need.

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Tension Headaches

December 18, 2009

I hear a lot of people talk about how they always get migraines without fully realizing with a migraine headache actually is. It isn’t just a bad headache. In fact I get terrible headaches but I have never had a migraine, they have all been tension headaches. Tension headaches appear when muscle tension impinges nerves that run into the head region, causing referral pain. I have found that when people experience headaches it come from two places, the back of the neck or the upper trapz. Even just putting pressure on those areas while headaching makes the pain stop…until you let go. Case in point. Massage does wonders for most headaches.


December 18, 2009

I had really only ever heard of Carcinogens. I didn’t know anything about Oncogenes and Oncoviruses, which I don’t think I can actually pronounce. I was actually quite sure that cancer could not be genetic, that the only genetic factor was maybe a weakness in certain body parts making them more vulnerable. I don’t consider environmental factors, even if they are held in common throughout the family to be genetic. But my question is can massage stimulate the other two types of cancer. If massage speeds up processes in the body, can SPREAD cancer, it may also stimulate the cancerous cells to grow, theoretically speaking.

Dermatological Pathologies

June 2, 2009

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists by Susan G. Salvo & Sandra Kauffman Anderson.  Chapter 3.

I really like how the authors set up this book. The following chapters are all set up with the pathologies listed in alphabetical order along with pictures. It was particularly helpful to see the variety of scar tissue to get a better idea on how to work with it.

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