Massage Basics A Guide to Swedish, Shiatsu and Reflexology Techniques

ISBN-10: 0766837602
ISBN-13: 9780766837607
Edition: 2002
List price: $29.95
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Description: Drawing on the expertise of leading massage educators, this book demonstrates in detail the massage movements and procedures that professional therapists use. With precise, illustrations and photographs, all of the common techniques used in Swedish  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Drawing on the expertise of leading massage educators, this book demonstrates in detail the massage movements and procedures that professional therapists use. With precise, illustrations and photographs, all of the common techniques used in Swedish massage, Shiatsu, and Reflexology are clearly shown and explained. From simple, relaxing movements to pressure point therapy, the steps needed to give an effective, complete body massage can be mastered quickly.

Mark F. Beck has been a massage therapist since 1975 and a massage educator for over 20 years. He has served as a school director and was active in the National Massage School Association (AMTA Council of Schools). He has held several offices in state and national professional associations. Mr. Beck was the owner/director/instructor of Magic Valley Massotherapy Institute from 1980 to 1990 and is currently the owner/director of Cooperative Training Systems (1996 - present). He is recognized as one of the original "thought leaders" in massage education and is the creator/author of Structural Muscular Balancing.

Massage
Massage Systems
Massage Movements
Application of Massage Strokes
Percussion Movements
Joint Movements
Rhythm and Pressure in Massage
Complete Body Massage
General Arm Massage
General Massage for the Foot and Leg
General Massage for the Chest and Neck
General Massage Movements for the Abdomen
Changing Position
General Massage for the Back of the Legs
General Massage for the Back of the Body
Shiatsu Massage
The Hands
Application of Pressure
Importance of Relaxation
Performing Shiatsu
Head and Scalp
Full Facial Shiatsu
Eye Treatment
Shiatsu for the Full Body
Front Side
Back Side of Body
Back Treatment
Hand/Arm Treatment
Foot/Leg Treatment
Reflexology
The Two Phases of Reflexology
Specific Areas of Concentration
Aromatherapy Massage
Functions of Aromatherapy Massage
Characteristics of Aromatherapy Massage
Choosing Essential Oils for Massage
Aromatherapy Body Massage Oil Formulas
Special Tips and Tricks for the Person Who Is "Allergic to Everything"
Quick Reference to the Most Commonly Used Essential Oils
Index

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