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: 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.

Ethics for Massage Therapists

Author: Terrie Yardley-Nohr
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781753395
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This text gives instructors and students a structured format for teaching and learning ethics and standards of practice for massage therapy. Discussion topics include core industry standards of practice, laws, morals, rules, and regulations. It is an ideal textbook for ethics courses in massage therapy programs and prepares students for the ethics questions on the National Certification Exam. The book guides students through the process of putting ethical standards into practice, and explains what is expected of them in a professional setting. Role-playing exercises and example scenarios prepare students for situations and dilemmas that arise in practice.

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 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.

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 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

Deep Tissue Massage Revised Edition

Author: Art Riggs
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583946428
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, this revised edition of 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

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 Massage Bible

Author: Susan Mumford
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402770014
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

From Chinese massage to Shiatsu to Indian head massage, this lavishly illustrated "bible” presents all the techniques needed to master the basics. Every spread features large and easy-to-follow photos, while the text guides beginners on what pressure to exert, what part of the hand makes contact with the body, and exactly what to do--whether they’re feathering the back, working on the neck and scalp, or performing a sequence on the arms and hands. In addition to holistic and sports massages, there are suggestions for special situations (including massaging a baby); advice on massages to relieve common ailments; and lifestyle tips.

Whole Body Massage

Author: Nitya Lacroix
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 1844768821
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Health & Fitness

A complete top-to-toe practical guide to massage, aromatherapy and reflexology for every part of the body. All you need to know about massage and related therapies - instant quick-fixes, in-depth treatments, luxurious pampering sessions and sensual routines for two.

Healing Massage

Author: Maureen Abson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623170608
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

This practical, detailed, and accessible guide to using massage to treat a range of medical conditions will educate and empower both massage practitioners and non-professionals who want to safely and effectively make a difference in the well-being of a friend or family member. Chapters are conveniently organized alphabetically, so that the reader can easily find helpful treatments for more than 40 medical conditions such as asthma, cancer, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis. Bringing together Eastern and Western understandings of the body, health, and wellness, this user-friendly sourcebook defines and details each of the conditions, any contraindications to massage, and massage protocols and instructions, including how often treatment should be administered. Healing Massage can make treatment and pain relief both available and affordable to those who might not have access to expensive professional treatment. It can also provide substantial and detailed information to practitioners not familiar with a specific condition. Written by a leading massage practitioner and international teacher, this book will be a will be an essential reference in the office or at home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

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.