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By Helen McGuinness

This re-creation of our bestselling textbook has been absolutely up-to-date in accordance with the most recent nationwide Occupational criteria for degrees 1-3, to deliver it according to all of the most up-to-date necessities for all significant awarding our bodies offering good looks treatment, complementary remedy and expert degree classes from degrees 1-3. it's going to additionally offer a transparent and available creation to anatomy and body structure for college students of complementary wellbeing and fitness, in addition to crucial wisdom for the degree in Hair and wonder Studies.Now released in a bigger structure, Anatomy and body structure: remedy fundamentals maintains to give its well known caliber, breadth and intensity of data and realizing in a brand new and common format.

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Touch receptors These receptors are located immediately below the epidermis. They are stimulated by lig ht pressure on the skin, which enables a person to distinguish between different textures such as rough, smooth, hard and soft. Pressure receptors These receptors are situated beneath the dermis and are stimulated by heavy pressure. Pain receptors These receptors consist of branched nerve endings in the epidermis and dermis. They are quite evenly distributed throughout the skin and are important in that they provide a warning signal of damage or injury in the body.

Skin Keratinised stratified epithelium (a type of tissue containing layers of cells) is found on dry surfaces such as the skin, hair and nails. Skeletal Bone is the hardest and most solid type of connective tissue in the body which is needed for building the structures of the skeletal framework. Muscular There are three types of muscle tissue: skeletal muscle which controls voluntary movements, smooth muscle which controls involuntary movements and cardiac muscle which controls the heart. Circulatory Blood is a form of liquid connective tissue whose role is in transporting substances to and from the cells.

Water consumption The skin is approximately 70 p er cent water. Drinking an adequate amount of water (approximately 6- 8 glasses p er day) aids the digestive system and helps to prevent a build-up of toxicity in the skin's tissues. Alcohol Alcohol has a dehydrating effect on the skill by drawillg essential water from the tissues. Excess consumption causes the blood vessels in the skin to dilate, resulting in a flushed appearance. Exercise Regular exercise promotes good circulation, increased oxygen intake and blood flow to the skin.

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