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    Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice presents the latest research examining the evidence for the use of various massage therapy techniques in treating pathological conditions and special populations. In this resource readers will find a synthesis of information from the diverse fields of kinesiology, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology.

    Authored by experts carefully selected for their specific knowledge, experience, and research acumen, Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice will assist both students and practitioners in these areas:

    • Learning the benefits of evidence-based massage therapy practice

    • Understanding various research methods

    • Developing research skills by learning guidelines for writing case reports and journal articles

    • Understanding how to integrate massage therapy research into education and clinical practice

    This text presents a seamless integration of research and practice in four parts, providing readers first with a background to the field of massage therapy followed by discussion of research methods. Next is an evidence-based presentation of the efficacy of massage therapy for conditions and populations often encountered in massage therapy practice. This clinicial section presents three patient populations (pediatric, athletic, and elderly); three pain-related types (headache, neck and shoulder pain, and low back pain); and six conditions that massage therapists may encounter: pregnancy and labor, scar treatment, cancer, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression, and clients who have experienced sexual trauma. Recommendations and evidence-based treatment guidelines are clearly defined for each condition. Case reports developed from real-life cases are included in this section, offering readers a real-world context for the clinical content presented.

    The final section illustrates specific ways to integrate research into the educational and professional development of current and future massage therapists. It provides readers with the fundamental tools for a research-based approach in clinical practice, especially as it relates to special populations. A running glossary, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions assist students in learning the content and act as self-study tools for practitioners.

    Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice offers both students and practitioners of massage therapy the most current evidence-based information, guidelines, and recommendations for the treatment of conditions often seen in massage therapy practice. This essential reference will assist practitioners in understanding the scientific literature and its application in enhancing the practice of this safe and effective health intervention.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Background

    Chapter 1. Historical Overview

    Patricia J. Benjamin, PhD

    Empirics

    Cycles of Boom and Bust

    Early Champions of Massage

    Early Massage Studies

    Two Paths for Massage

    Physiotherapy and Massage

    Latest Cycle of Massage Research

    Momentum for the Future

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 2. Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage

    Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT

    Why We Need Evidence, Outcomes, and Clinical Decision Making

    Evidence-Based Practice

    Outcome-Based Massage

    Integrating Clinical Decision Making, Outcome-Based Massage, and Evidence-Based Practice

    Practical Issues in Adopting Evidence-Based and Outcome-Based Approaches in Massage

    Directions for Future Research

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Part II. Research Methods

    Chapter 3. Quantitative Research Methods

    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, and Kimberly Goral, BS, NCTMB

    Why Use Quantitative Methods?

    Common Forms of Quantification Encountered in MT Research

    Common Quantitative Research Designs to Examine MT

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 4. Qualitative Research Methods

    Carla-Krystin Andrade, PhD, PT, and Paul Clifford, BSc, RMT

    Why Do We Need Qualitative Research?

    Understanding Qualitative Research

    Qualitative Research Methodologies

    Qualitative Data Collection Methods

    Evaluating the Trustworthiness of Qualitative Research

    Reading Qualitative Research Articles

    Using Qualitative Research Methods in Massage Therapy

    Implications for Massage Therapy

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 5. Mixed Methods Research

    Marja Verhoef, MSc, PhD

    Reasons for Using a Mixed Methods Research Design

    Mixed Methods Designs

    Conducting Mixed Methods Research

    Applications of Mixed Methods Research

    Whole Systems Research

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Part III. Populations and Conditions

    Chapter 6. Pediatrics

    Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Pediatric Populations

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions of Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 7. Pregnancy and Labor

    Amanda Baskwill, BEd, RMT

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Pregnancy

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Labor

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions of Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 8. Athletes

    Stuart Galloway, PhD, Angus Hunter, PhD, and Joan M. Watt

    The Varied Nature of Sport Massage

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Athletes

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 9. Massage and Older Adults

    Diana L. Thompson, LMP

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Older Adult Populations

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 10. Headaches

    Albert Moraska, PhD

    Headache Types

    Secondary Issues for Headache Sufferers

    Causes of Headache

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Headache

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 11. Neck and Shoulder Pain

    Bodhi G. Haraldsson, RMT

    Classification of Neck Pain

    Epidemiology of Neck and Shoulder Pain

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Neck and Shoulder Pain

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 12. Low Back Pain

    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, Andrea D. Furlan, MD, PhD, Marta Imamura, MD, PhD, and Emma L. Irvin, BA

    Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 13. Anxiety and Depression

    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD

    Anxiety and Depression: Overview

    Effects of Massage Therapy on Anxiety and Depression

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 14. Massage for Adults With a History of Sexual Trauma

    Cynthia J. Price, PhD, MA, LMT

    Overview of Sexual Trauma

    Effects of Massage Therapy for Women with a History of Sexual Trauma

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 15. Scars

    Ania Kania, BSc, RMT

    Overview of the Condition: Scar Tissue

    Effects of Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Scar Tissue

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 16. Fibromyalgia

    Douglas Nelson, LMT, NMT

    Theorized Causes of FMS

    Effects of Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research Case Study

    Summary

    Chapter 17. Cancer

    Janice E. Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Effects and Safety of Massage Therapy in Cancer Care

    Explaining Massage Therapy Effects

    Recommendations for Massage Therapy Practice

    Directions for Future Research

    Case Study

    Summary

    Part IV. Connecting Research and Practice

    Chapter 18. Integrating Massage Therapy Research and Education

    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT

    Ensuring Safety, Building Capacity

    Teaching Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice

    Interprofessional Education for an Integrated Health Care System

    Conducting Research in MT Educational Institutions

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 19. Integrating Research in Clinical Practice

    Janet R. Kahn, PhD, LMT

    Evidence-Based Practice Versus Humanistic Client Care

    What is Best Evidence?

    Accessing and Using Research to Help Your Clients

    Comparative Research

    Recommendations for MTs

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 20. Clinical Case Reports

    Michael D. Hamm, LMP CCST

    The Value of CRs

    What Is a Case Report?

    Preparing a Case Report

    Telling a Story: The Content of a Case Report

    MT and Hypochondroplasia: An Example

    Future Directions

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 21. Writing Journal Articles

    Paul Finch, PhD, MSc, DPodM

    Types of Journal Article

    Choice of Journal

    Writing the Paper

    Writing Style

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 22. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations in Massage Therapy

    Karen T. Boulanger, MS, CMT, and Christopher A. Moyer, PhD

    Attitudes, Belief, and Expectations Defined and Differentiated

    Influential Models Not Yet Applied to MT

    Existing Research

    Directions for Future Research

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    Chapter 23: Directions and Dilemmas in Massage Therapy Research: A Workshop Report from the 2009 North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine

    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, and Stacey Shipwright, BA (Hons), RMT

    Method

    Results

    Appendix

    Summary

    Critical Thinking Questions

    About the Editor

    Trish Dryden, MEd, RMT, is a clinician, researcher, and educator specializing in massage education and integrative health care. She has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and clinician in massage therapy, and complementary and integrated health care. She is currently Associate Vice President of Research and Corporate Planning for Centennial College in Toronto, and Past Chair of Heads of Applied Research, encompassing all 24 colleges in Ontario, Canada. Dryden is also former chair of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (provincial government regulatory body for massage therapy) and was dean of the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic from 1990 to 1999. Dryden is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change. Her vision and leadership continue to be instrumental in the development of evidence-based practice in massage therapy and in the creation of a culture of inquiry and integrated, client-centered health care in Canada and beyond. Her work is an extension of her lifelong commitment to fundamental issues of equity, human rights, and excellence in health care, public policy, and education.

    Christopher A. Moyer, PhD, is a behavioral scientist who focuses on the study of massage therapy, including its effects on anxiety, depression, and physiological activity. He is currently assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a research section editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. He was a member of the scientific advisory committee for the 2010 Highlighting Massage Therapy in Complementary and Integrative Research Conference and currently serves on UW-Stout's Optimal Health Advisory Committee. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Medal (doctoral level) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education and was nominated for the American Psychological Association’s 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology. Moyer was a three-time recipient of the Avery Brundage Scholarship from the University of Illinois and was named to the University of Illinois’ Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.

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    All ancillary materials are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.HumanKinetics.com/MassageTherapy.

    Test package. Features a bank of questions in mutiple-choice, true-or-false, essay, and fill-in-the-blank formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.