Massage Basics A Guide to Swedish, Shiatsu and Reflexology Techniques
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/28/2001
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
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.
|Application of Massage Strokes|
|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|
|General Massage for the Back of the Legs|
|General Massage for the Back of the Body|
|Application of Pressure|
|Importance of Relaxation|
|Head and Scalp|
|Full Facial Shiatsu|
|Shiatsu for the Full Body|
|Back Side of Body|
|The Two Phases of Reflexology|
|Specific Areas of Concentration|
|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|