The Book of Massage

Author: Lucinda Liddell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743211512
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

A beautifully illustrated introductory guide to the healing powers of a massage, from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage is the classic guide to the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage, including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using aromatic oils and lotions. Now revised and updated with fresh color photos and drawings throughout, The Book of Massage is a simple and comprehensive handbook that reveals how you can experience the myriad benefits of giving and receiving a soothing massage.

The World s Best Massage Techniques The Complete Illustrated Guide

Author: Victoria Stone
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 9781610593830
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Massage is one of the oldest healing modalities in the world and even modern science is proving its incredible power to soothe anxiety, boost immunity, and alleviate pain. The World’s Best Massage Techniques presents the most effective massage and bodywork techniques from around the world—many of which have been used for thousands of years—to soothe stress and tension, alleviate discomfort, and give pleasure. This beautiful hands-on guide teaches you how to skillfully apply a wide variety of massage and bodywork techniques from other cultures for relaxation, stress relief, and wellness. — Swedish Massage: Kneading strokes lengthen tense muscles — Hot Stone Massage: Heated, flowing movements penetrate tight knots — Thai Yoga Massage: Assisted stretches bring the body into alignment — Reflexology: Focused pressure activates energy meridians — Lomi Lomi: Sensuous strokes calm the body and mind — Tantsu: Close, body-to-body contact creates intimacy — Polarity: Gentle rocking movements loosen muscles and joints — Shiatsu: Small compressions reduce pain and aid injury recovery Color photography and step-by-step layout make techniques understandable and immediately applicable. With The World’s Best Massage Techniques you can use the world’s most exciting bodywork techniques in your own home.

Connecting Through Touch

Author: Peggy Horan
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608827459
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Genre: Health & Fitness

Starting with a simple setting that can easily be accomplished with few special preparations, readers will learn, step-by-step, how to make a deep and meaningful connect with their partner's body. Using a combination of strokes from the most time-honored massage traditions, they will learn to be mindful of where their partner holds stress and tension. As the massage continues, readers will enter into a profound nonverbal dialogue with their partner, learning much from the simple act of contact with another body. All of the techniques are illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Elegant and refined, this book is a perfect gift for a special someone or a friend in love.

The Art of Thai Foot Massage

Author: Simon Piers Gall
Publisher: Findhorn Press
ISBN: 9781844099559
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Medical

Both professional practitioners and casual massage enthusiasts will learn to raise their practice to an art with this step-by-step guide to foot massage as traditionally taught in Thailand. The practical sections of the book clearly cover the different parts of the massage process, and color photos and graphics provide clear explanations to help learners utilize the techniques with confidence. The book also covers the history and theory behind Thai foot massage, including discussions about the reflex points on the feet and the concept of Sen (energy) lines that flow throughout the body, to help explain how this ancient healing art works. Though Thai foot massage is not a curative in itself, the featured techniques can promote general health and well-being.

The New Art of Massage

Author: Guillermo Ferrara
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634504652
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Self-Help

Soothe your spirit and relax your body by learning the art of the holistic massage. In The New Art of Massage, renowned practitioner of massage therapy Guillermo Ferrara explains the art of the holistic massage in easy-to-follow steps. Follow his guidance as he presents the theory of each approach and then the successful practice for each one. More than three hundred color photographs and seventy color illustrations provide step-by-step instructions and explanations on four massage techniques: tantric, sensitive, reflexology, and Zen-shiatsu. By explaining the principles behind each holistic massage, Ferrara demonstrates the importance of touch in both empowering the spirit and relaxing the body. Whether you are an experienced massage therapist or a beginner seeking to help a loved one unwind, The New Art of Massage will undoubtedly be a rich source of inspiration and wisdom. “Massage therapy is the bringing together of body and soul, a transformative journey from a state of personal tension to one of complete relaxation.” —Guillermo Ferrara

The Complete Book of Massage

Author: Clare Maxwell-Hudson
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394759753
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Health & Fitness

Demonstrates basic massage techniques, including self-massage and massage for infants and children, and discusses pressure techniques, and therapeutic massage

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy

Author: James H. Clay
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781756774
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

This superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle. An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.

Massage For Dummies

Author: Steve Capellini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470642757
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

Sooth away stress, banish pain, and share the language of touch with the healing powers of massage What reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, and improves appearance? Right, massage! So what are you waiting for? Discover how to knead your way to relaxation and wellness with this fun guide to the art of massage. With the help of numerous step-by-step hands-on photos and illustrations, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. In no time you'll master the basics and learn how to give and receive a therapeutic massage. 25% new and expanded content in this edition Covers an array of techniques, from Swedish to Deep Tissue and sports massage to self-massage The newest strokes and techniques that can relieve specific painful conditions Hands-on and extremely practical, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to integrate massage and its benefits into your everyday life.

Massage Basics

Author: Davide Sechi
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402711727
Release Date: 2003-11-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book will give you all the beginning strokes, pressure points, and techniques you'll need for a super rejuvenating, relaxing massage.

The Massage Book

Author: George Downing
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 067977789X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Health & Fitness

A guide to the basic techniques of massage and to the meaning and purpose behind it, especially as expressed in Eastern thought

The Essential Massage Book

Author: Eilean Bentley
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 1856752038
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Massage is the safe, effective, drug-free way to treat countless ailments and injuries, from headaches and sprains to chronic back pain. This fully illustrated guide gathers the most effective techniques of all the different systems in one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensively covering five basic approaches--whole-body techniques, localized massage and pressure techniques, massage for healing, massage for relaxation and stress relief, and massage for pleasure--it offers detailed instructions on every system, from traditional Chinese methods to shiatsu, reiki, aromatherapy, and reflexology. Also covered are self-massage, holistic massage, hand treatment, head massage, and the chakras.

Sensual Massage for Couples

Author: Gordon Inkeles
Publisher: Arcata Arts
ISBN: 9780966914955
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Genre: Health & Fitness

Beautifully optimized for ebook reading, Sensual Massage for Couples makes learning sensual massage easy. Romantic, sensual and immensely relaxing, this is one of the world's best selling massage books. The book features a full body massage--with step-by-step instructions for every part of the body from head to toes. You'll learn proven recipes for pleasure that last a few minutes or linger for more than an hour. Special sections for stress control, erotic massage and powerful massage techniques that will enhance an exercise program make this book an essential volume for anyone interested in massage and drug-free relaxation. With literally hundreds of proven sensual massage techniques, the book is both comprehensive and easy-to learn. Nothing in life will relax you more thoroughly than a well-executed full body massage. Sensual Massage for Couples, was a Literary Guild selection for more than 8 years.

Massage Therapy

Author: Susan G. Salvo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323239714
Release Date: 2015-04-13
Genre: Medical

This book brings a whole new meaning to the word 'comprehensive'. Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, Susan Salvo's Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition can be used as the only book for shorter massage therapy programs. This student-friendly text boasts over 700 illustrations and expanded neurosciences and neuroplasticity sections, plus a handy new color scheme for line drawings for origin and insertion that matches the painted skeleton found in most classrooms. It makes the essential concepts of massage therapy more approachable and helps you achieve success in class, on your licensing and certification exams, and in therapeutic practice. Clear, straightforward approach simplifies complex content for easier understanding. Complete anatomy and physiology section, in addition to material on techniques and foundations, gives you all the information you need in just one book. Certification Practice Exam on Evolve mimics the major certification exams in format and content, builds confidence, and helps increase pass rates. Over 700 high-quality illustrations, including line drawings and halftones, clarify difficult concepts in vibrant detail. Case studies challenge you to think critically and apply your understanding to realistic scenarios, foster open-mindedness, and stimulate dialogue. Profile boxes provide an inspirational, real-world perspective on massage practice from some of the most respected authorities in massage and bodywork. Clinical Massage chapter focuses on massage in clinical settings like hospitals, nursing homes, and medical offices to broaden your career potential. Two business chapters loaded with skills to make you more marketable and better prepared for today's competitive job market. Video icons refer you to the Evolve site featuring about 120 minutes of video covering techniques, routines, client interaction sequences, and case studies that facilitate the learning process and the practical application of the material. Evolve icons listed in each chapter encourage you to go beyond the lecture and reading assignments and learn more on the Evolve site. Evolve boxes at the end of each chapter list Chapter Extras found on Evolve that reinforce concepts learned in the chapter. NEW! Revised line drawing color scheme for origin and insertion matches the painted skeleton found in most classrooms, maintains consistency, and prevents confusion in learning origin and insertion points on the body. NEW! Coverage of Thai massage provides up-to-date content on the most useful, in-demand modalities that are most often requested by clients - and better prepares you for what you will encounter during training and practice. NEW! Updated text reflects changes to the new board certification exam so you have the most up-to-date, relevant information - and are fully prepared to pass the current exams. NEW! Brand new Think About It, Webquest, and Discussion features in each chapter's Test Your Knowledge section build your vocabulary usage and critical thinking skills necessary for day-to-day work with clients. EXPANDED! More content on pain theories, the neuromatrix model, and pain management, plus updated guidelines for massage after surgery and injury, equips you with essential information when working in rehab. NEW! Updated instructor resources, featuring more TEACH lesson plan classroom activities and an additional 500 test questions, provide instructors with more ways to interact with and test students.

Uncharted Seas

Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781448212842
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Genre: Fiction

In the face of an Atlantic hurricane, a boatload of mis-matched crew and passengers find themselves aboard a life-boat and must pit their strength against the rigours of the open sea. Tension mounts both inside and outside the rescue vessel - the desirable Synolda is forced into the arms of a man who knows her past and uses that knowledge. A man with hatred in his eyes – a hatred that can only be satisfied with blood. There is mutiny and murder before the unrelenting Sargasso weed entombs them all. But suddenly land is sighted – land unmarked on the chart, concealing further, unimaginable horrors.

The Complete Spa Book for Massage Therapists

Author: Steve Capellini
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781418000141
Release Date: 2009-11-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Complete Spa Book for Massage Therapists is specifically for massage therapy students who want to succeed in the spa industry, whether as an employee or an owner of their own spa. It is the only book that includes extensive information about real-world working conditions in actual spas, with an enormous amount of feedback from working spa directors and owners regarding what they are looking for in employees. Beyond giving explanations and step-by-step instructions regarding a wide range of spa modalities, the book offers an in-depth look at topics that many other resources do not cover. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.