Book Review: Neuromuscular Massage Therapy: Skill Development by Malini Chaudhri
Author: Malini Chaudhri PhD.
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2016
Genre: Health, Fitness, Alternative Medicine
With an impressive resume as Malini Chaudhri has, my expectations for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy were very high. Thankfully she delivered.
A must have book for any massage therapist, this technically superb and precise book illustrates the importance and details of advanced patient care, with an illustrative approach. As I have mentioned before, I am a fan of non-fiction books who cut out the fluff – presenting the facts of the subject matter at hand with a clear, precise, and informative style, which is I have found within the pages of Dr. Chaudhri’s work.
Offering a very comprehensive and detailed approach to therapy, Dr. Chaudhri focuses on all levels of patient care, from how to design an effective therapeutic plan that pays attention to the patient’s social as well as physiological state, to working within the patient’s current ROM (range of motion).
The photography included in the book is clear and does not leave much to chance, the illustrations are crisp, perceive and professionally captioned.
What surprised me pleasantly was that this self-published book (via Amazon’s Createspace) was expertly formatted and edited, something that is rather lacking in some indie books. This only highlights more – in my opinion -, how much Dr. Chaudhri cares about the presented subject matter.
I highly recommend Neuromuscular Massage Therapy for anyone in the field, novice or expert.
5 out of 5 Stars
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a technical description of neuro-muscular techniques in massage therapy to manage advanced care. It is the fundamentals of bodywork, fitness, health, energy, physique, flexibility, mobility and more. It teaches the therapist aspects of stretch, proprioception, assessment, injury correction and advanced movements to facilitate sportsmen or patients under rehabilitation. Active sports requires support and knowledge of anatomical management of a functional range of movement, muscle tension, balance, postural controls at various levels, ages and capacities. Sensory treatment and integrated approaches indicate the range in theories of care. Embryonic body types also provide a framework for a plan of care and self-development. This book is designed as one convenient unit that covers sensory, neuromuscular, orthopedic and embryonic relations to therapies for achieving fitness and excellence in sports or daily life. The Second edition has an added chapter on sensory therapies based on special senses. The entire manual covers in technical listings, the vast range of known applications for neuromuscular massage therapies. The sciences come together for reference of clinical practitioners and massage therapists seeking to enhance their knowledge base.
About the Author:
This author has Statutes from ISTE and WHO in alternative therapies and is an authorized educator. She is a senior spa professional, having managed a UK Ministry Cosmetology qualification for SAARC. She is the author of four technical books on spa therapies and laser. She manages a Start Up called Center for Wellness and provides digital certified courses on Eliademy. She has given Continuing medical education seminars in hospitals and has worked with neurosurgeons and orthopedics over active sessions. Her project is based on providing technical documentaries for Skills in Spa sciences for the undeveloped regions The themes move from advanced modalities as laser, to Origin sciences as Shiatsu, and topical sciences as Sports Massage.