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The Book Of Massage

The Book Of Massage Author Carola Beresford Cooke
ISBN-10 0743203909
Release 2001-01-02
Pages 192
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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

The Book of Massage Author Lucinda Liddell
ISBN-10 9780743211512
Release 2012-11-20
Pages 192
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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.



Connecting Through Touch

Connecting Through Touch Author Peggy Horan
ISBN-10 9781608827459
Release 2008-02-14
Pages 184
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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.



Ethics for Massage Therapists

Ethics for Massage Therapists Author Terrie Yardley-Nohr
ISBN-10 9780781753395
Release 2007
Pages 169
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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.



The Complete Book of Massage and Aromatherapy

The Complete Book of Massage and Aromatherapy Author Catherine Stuart
ISBN-10 1780190778
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 512
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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.



The New Art of Massage

The New Art of Massage Author Guillermo Ferrara
ISBN-10 9781634504652
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 224
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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



Massage Basics

Massage Basics Author Davide Sechi
ISBN-10 1402711727
Release 2003-11-15
Pages 160
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This book will give you all the beginning strokes, pressure points, and techniques you'll need for a super rejuvenating, relaxing massage.



Deep Tissue Massage Revised Edition

Deep Tissue Massage  Revised Edition Author Art Riggs
ISBN-10 9781583946428
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 304
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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

The Essential Massage Book Author Eilean Bentley
ISBN-10 1856752038
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 384
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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.



Massage For Dummies

Massage For Dummies Author Steve Capellini
ISBN-10 9780470642757
Release 2010-05-11
Pages 364
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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

The Complete Book of Massage Author Clare Maxwell-Hudson
ISBN-10 9780394759753
Release 1988
Pages 144
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Demonstrates basic massage techniques, including self-massage and massage for infants and children, and discusses pressure techniques, and therapeutic massage



Acupressure s Potent Points

Acupressure s Potent Points Author Michael Reed Gach, PhD
ISBN-10 9780307794031
Release 2011-11-09
Pages 272
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With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home. In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands. This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Sensual Massage for Couples

Sensual Massage for Couples Author Gordon Inkeles
ISBN-10 9780966914955
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 192
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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 for Beginners

Massage for Beginners Author Mark Ansari
ISBN-10 0062733982
Release 1997-11-12
Pages 96
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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.



Lovers Massage

Lovers  Massage Author Darrin Zeer
ISBN-10 0811878430
Release 2011-04-29
Pages 96
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Darrin Zeer, the best-selling author of Office Yoga, knows that massage is good for relationships, not just sore muscles. Lovers' Massage draws on a range of exotic massage techniques—including Thai, Shiatsu, and Lomi Lomito create soothing moves that are as easy to give as they are pleasurable to receive. Enticing illustrations accompany the 65 massage techniques, encouraging couples to indulge in a random rub, a sequence of strokes, or enjoy the book from beginning to end for an unforgettable full-body massage. Perfect for Valentines, newlyweds, or a stressed-out partner, Lovers' Massage is a great way for couples to stay in touch.



Couple s Massage Handbook

Couple s Massage Handbook Author Helen Hodgson
ISBN-10 0692762787
Release 2016-08-21
Pages 170
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TheCouple's Massage Handbooktakes readers from bumbling beginners to passionate pros in no time! This step-by-step guide covers the best tools, oils, music, and locations for giving a massage, including a sequence readers can use to stay focused."



The Book of Massage and Aromatherapy

The Book of Massage and Aromatherapy Author Nitya Lacroix
ISBN-10 0754809870
Release 2002
Pages 160
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Massage with essential oils is one of the oldest and most pleasureable ways to combat aches, strains and minor ailments as well as improve circulation and enhance emotional state of mind. In this book fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions provide a comprehensive program for learning the basic techniques of massage and the application of essential oils.