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 Book Of Massage

Author: Carola Beresford Cooke
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 0743203909
Release Date: 2001-01-02
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 Book of Massage

Author: Lucy Lidell
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 0671541390
Release Date: 1984-01-01
Genre: Holistic medicine

Experience the Healing Power of Massage With more than 650,000 copies sold, 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. In the comfort of your own home, you can Soothe away stress and tension Develop your body's unique healing powers Banish headaches and back pain Share the language of touch Experience optimum health and vitality 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 Complete Book of Massage and Aromatherapy

Author: Catherine Stuart
Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
ISBN: 1780190778
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

This is the ultimate guide to working with top-to-toe massage and therapeutic oils to ease the stresses and strains of modern life. More than 200 illustrated techniques are included, showing how to harness the natural healing ability of touch and essential oils, and demonstrating how easily these therapies can be practiced at home as part of a daily routine. Throughout the book, all the techniques are illustrated in detailed, full-colour step-by-step sequences, and there are over 1500 pictures in all, making all the various disciplines easy to follow, learn and practice with confidence. Expert guidance by qualified practitioners helps the reader to prepare for a session, with tips on creating the mood, gathering basic equipment and warming up, either to give or receive treatment. Specific sections on treating different parts of the body demonstrate the type of massage strokes, pressure and essential oils most suitable to treat these areas, with guidance on how to target the common ailments associated with them. In addition, an acessible guide to physcial and emotional healing through Reiki and meditation will help to raise energy, boost immunity, correct postural faults, ease respiratory problems, and promote calm and clarity. This superb collection shows how effectively aromatherapy oils can be used in conjunction with massage, and also promotes a range of other applications just as suitable for harnessing their properties. The reader can choose from a range of inhalations, baths, compresses, teas, tonics and skin creams, all of which can be prepared with just a few simple ingredients. With concise colour photographs and artworks clarifying expert text, this is the ultimate guide for both beginner and experience practitioner to using massage and essential oils.

Connecting Through Touch

Author: Peggy Morrison Horan
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572245020
Release Date: 2008-01-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

From a founding member of the famous Esalen Massage program at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, this book guides couples through a sensual and restorative massage exchange. This intimate practice can enhance communication, relieve stress and tension, and to bring more joy into readers lives thorough the healing power of touch.

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.

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

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

Ayurvedic Massage

Author: Harish Johari
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 0892814896
Release Date: 1996-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Trained in India's ancient healing art, author Harish Johari introduces Ayurvedic massage, a gentle bodywork therapy that works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that promotes well-being and assists all systems of the body in repairing and renewing themselves.

Deep Tissue Massage

Author: Art Riggs
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556433875
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Health & Fitness

Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice. The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in preventing injury to the therapist. “Strategies” offers more precise protocols and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. “Caveats” details areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution. Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and the psychology of treating injuries.

Mars and Venus in the Bedroom

Author: Lucy Lidell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780091878436
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Acupressure

THE BOOK OF MESSAGE is recognised as the classic, definitive guide to this popular subject. Clear, comprehensive and superbly illustrated the book covers all aspects of the relaxing and healing skills of the hands, from massage to shiatsu and reflexolog,

The New Complete Guide to Massage

Author: Susan Mumford
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 0452288983
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

The ultimate guide to the pleasure of massage?revised and lavishly illustrated with more than 300 new full-color photographs Stressed? Fatigued? Relax, because now you can melt your troubles away with the benefits of massage at home. The New Complete Guide to Massage contains instructive full-color photography and clear, user-friendly text taking you along a carefully graduated program from simple strokes to total body massage. Whether you enjoy giving massages, or receiving them, are a beginner, or a more experienced practitioner, The New Complete Guide to Massage provides a step-by-step program for achieving a healthy body and mind. Here you?ll learn: ? Basic massage strokes and where to use them ? How massage can relieve common ailments, including headaches, cramps, tension, and stress ? Tips for making massage a sensual experience ? The benefits of aromatic and healing oils ? How to combine individual techniques for a soothing total body massage

Total Body Massage

Author: Nitya Lacroix
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 0754813584
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

The ultimate expert step-by step manual of massage of massage, from beginners to advanced levels, covering the head, face, body, legs and feet

Massage for Beginners

Author: Mark Ansari
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062733982
Release Date: 1997-11-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

A good massage is one of life's greatest pleasures: it relaxes muscles, relieves stress, tones the body, and boosts overall health and well-being. But to be truly effective, it has to be done correctly, and that is where Massage for Beginners comes in. Massage for Beginners is the complete low-down on giving the perfect rubdown. Featuring an exceptionally easy-to-follow layout, it is specially constructed to stand open at eye-level alongside the bed or massage table so that novice masseurs will have their hands free and be able to devote their full concentration to the job at hand. In addition, to enable users to proceed with minimal disturbance throughout the massage, the book is organized so that each body part is covered in a single page. The masseur's hand only has to break contact just long enough to flip the page over before beginning the next sequence. Covering a wide range of techniques, from Swedish to Shiatsu, Massage for Beginners guides readers through full-body massage for a partner, massage for muscle cramps, baby massage, and self-massage, and includes a review of the body's underlying structures and information on oils and aromatherapy.