Diana Thompson | Marissa Brooks

Integrative Pain Management

Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches

  • Verlag: Handspring
  • ISBN: 9781909141261
  • 2016, 310 pages


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This book provides an overview of pain mechanisms as currently understood,
and details a variety of approaches to pain management
used across a wide range of complementary disciplines.
A final chapter integrates these body-based and mind-body approaches,
and helps the clinician offer the most effective care for the patient.
The first part of the book discusses pain symptoms and the ways in which
pain is experienced by individual patients.
This section deals with the anatomy and pathology of pain, and
describes present views of what causes pain to occur and persist.
Integrative care concepts are presented, emphasizing multi-disciplinary approaches to addressing pain.
In the second part, expert contributors describe therapeutic approaches to addressing
pain conditions and implementing self-care management options, specific to the various disciplines.
When available, research supporting the evidence for these interventions is incorporated.
In the last chapter, the editors model various care pathways based on these approaches
to assist healthcare practitioners in deciding how to effectively co-manage pain, including guidance on when and where to refer.
Edited by Diana L. Thompson and Marissa Brooks.
With 62 line drawings and photographs.

Table of Contents:
Forewords by Wayne Jonas and John Weeks
Overview of integrative healthcare and pain, Bonnie B. O’Conner
Anatomy and neurobiology of pain, Ruth Werner and Geoffrey M. Bove
Pain theory and models for treatment, Bronwyn Lennox Thompson
Massage therapy: general Susan Davis
Massage therapy: lymphatic techniques Lisa Santoro
Massage therapy: scars and pain, Nancy Keeney-Smith
Structural bodywork and facial balancing, Lauren Christman and Richard Polishuk
Osteopathic techniques, Matthew Stewart
Functional taping, John Balletto
Traditional Chinese medicine bodywork: Tui Na Benjamin Apichai
Interactive movement practices: The Feldenkrais Method, Nancy Haller and Patricia Buchanan
Interactive movement practices: Trager Jack Blackburn
Yoga therapy, Neil Pearson
Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Chenchen Wang and Ramel Rones
Mindfulness-based interventions, Carolyn McManus
Body awareness and pain, Cynthia J. Price and Wolf Mehling
Pathways to integrative clinical care, Marissa Brooks and Diana L. Thompson.

Marissa Brooks is a former director of the Health Improvement Programs for the Health Benefits Trust, where she oversaw the administration and development of health services for 14,000 Home Care Aides in Washington State. She developed programs to help HCAs improve their health and reduce their healthcare costs. Brooks, who recently retired after 18 years in clinical massage practice, has other contributions to make to integrative health. It now focuses on improving the health of the population and access to massages and other complementary forms of care. Her volunteer work includes research lecturing for the Massage Therapy Foundation, best practice work, and chairing the WA State Massage Board for the Washington State Department of Health. In 2013, Marissa received a Service to the Profession Special Award from the AMTA-WA for her work that summarizes massage research as Essential Health Benefit – part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Prior to the Health Benefits Trust, she worked in clinical research, the development of best practice guidelines, scientific review committees, as chair of the state massage committee, and in a public health research panel. She also led a public health research program that examines the translation process, cost-effectiveness, and return on investment of community health worker home visits to chronic health conditions. Their diverse healthcare experience and expertise has enabled Brooks to use allopathic, complementary and alternative health approaches to create an integrated approach to support the individual, health system and target population, improving health and quality of life.


Marissa Brooks

Marissa Brooks

Marissa Brooks ist eine ehemalige Direktorin der Health Improvement Programs for the Health Benefits Trust, wo sie die Verwaltung und Entwicklung von Gesundheitsleistungen für 14.000 Home Care Aides im Staat Washington beaufsichtigte. Sie entwickelte Programme, um HCAs zu helfen, ihre Gesundheit zu verbessern und ihre Kosten für die Gesundheitsversorgung zu…

Diana Thompson

Diana Thompson

Diana Thompson is a licensed massage therapist for 30 years, has a private practice in Seattle, USA, treating acute and chronic soft tissue disorders, specializing in post-operative care. She is author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, now in its fourth edition. She was also…