|Successful massage therapists excel at blending the art and science of the profession. Tappan's Handbook of Massage Therapy: Blending Art and Science is a learning tool for a new generation, but it results from years of experience, wisdom, and research on the part of the author and contributing therapists. This pioneering book in massage therapy provides the foundation, guidance, and the know-how that students need to master the essential task of blending art with science. The new Sixth Edition is an all-inclusive text for massage therapy students that moves beyond technique to encompass expanded foundational learning and professional and personal development, massage techniques, and career and practice development. With its logical format and compelling visuals, students will gain practical knowledge of the techniques and skills they need to become outstanding massage therapists.