The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching

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With more than 1,000 vibrant, full-color illustrations and over 4 hours of detailed video demonstrations, THE MUSCLE AND BONE PALPATION MANUAL is the most visually engaging way to help you master and successfully apply palpation techniques in massage therapy. This innovative text uses unique, richly detailed photographic illustrations of muscles as they appear under the skin to give you a thorough understanding of effective palpation. This comprehensive guide provid… More >>

The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching

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  1. OM massage/bodywork students, professionals and teachers

    having used the old standard (TGB) to teach kinesiology, anatomy, pathology, deep tissue massage and neuromuscular therapy for years at multiple massage schools, i have been impatiently waiting for an affordable alternative. while this book lacks kinesiology fundamentals (planes, movements, etc.), it is vastly superior for learning muscles and how to specifically palapate muscles and bony landmarks. moreover, it includes theory (based on current research) on trigger points, trigger point locations, the pain referral patterns, initiating and perpetuating factors and a variety of other insightful comments on specific muscle trigger points.

    this book does not replace Travell’s advanced volumes, but it is much more approachable.

    for the study of muscles and movement, it’s incomplete, but if you can get by without the kinesiology fundamentals (as mentioned above), it does replace the old standard text (TGB) as it includes thousands of full color (not dull monochromatic) enhanced photographs and drawings, it is thoughtfully organized (not wandering hither thither and patched with blurbs here and there), includes appropriate (not misleading) palpation technique and includes accurate, current references (not using old, arcane, misleading or inaccurate terms). addtionally, muscolino includes stretches for each specific muscle, information on body mechanics, draping, and massage techniques. the Elsevier website provides further highly valuable resources for both students and teachers. finally, there are two DVDs with four hours of demonstrations.

    the book can be bundled with flashcards The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching – Text and Flashcards Package. muscolino also has a muscle and bone coloring book Musculoskeletal Anatomy Coloring Book.

    the only improvement (other than providing a chapter on kinesology fundamentals) might be a spiral binding as the student/licensed practitioner will constantly be referring to it and wanting to keep it open while practicing.

    thank you Dr. Muscolino (and the star-studded lineup on contributors)!

    OM tat sat.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This book combines All you need to know about: Muscle & Bone Palpation, Locating Trigger Points, and Stretching.

    It shows assesment and treatment techniques, including stretching. Palpation of the bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. The muscle illustrations are great incorporating trigger points and referral points as well!

    The book also contains 2 DVDs. The first DVD shows palpation on various muscles by Joe Muscolino.

    Now, the second DVD is a special one, it contains presentations by some of the top names in massage therapy education, including Tom Myers, Leon Chaitow, Whitney Lowe, Ruth Werner, Benny Vaughn, Bob King, Gil Hedley, Sandy Fritz, Sandra Anderson, Judith Delany, George Kousaleos, Diana Thompson, and many more.

    Each of them has a take on a muscle, how they approach it and showing their favourite techniques. This is the most unique DVD presentation on massage I have ever seen. It must take lots of effort and time to gather the top educators in this project.

    The author Joe Muscolino is to be thanked and congratulated for putting this wonderful book & DVD.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I have always believed that a massage therapist who does not know anatomy is not a good massage therapist. This book, and I should say all the books written by Dr. Joseph Muscolino are excellent. Without reading or better studying Dr. Muscolino’s books I would not have the skills that I have today.

    I sincerely encourage all massage therapists to buy any book written by Joseph Muscolino. They are excellent.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. the first time I open this book was in the early morning of winter. cold weather and dark sky make me more focus on my reading. writer make it so easy to understand all the muscle and bone. I just realize if you want to memorize the muscle you have to understand the “bone” first.

    just follow this book to organize your memory of every parts of your body
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Buy this for the book, but you’ll be disappointed with the DVDs…

    Excellent book.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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