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About the book
Publisher: EMS Publishing
Written by Louise Tucker
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
Pages: 241 pages
Size: 147 MB
Edition: Third Edition July 2013
An Introductory Guide to Massage is an essential textbook for all those studying towards Level 3 qualifications in Body Massage. It meets the requirements of City & Guilds, ITEC and VTCT provides the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for successful massage treatments.
The classical massage techniques that form the basis of most systems are thoroughly explained, and the student is introduced to the different types of massage commonly offered by complementary, spa and sports therapists.
This practical reference also has detailed sections on preparing for treatments, consulting with clients and record-keeping, together with an overview of other therapies that are compatible with massage.
• Clear photographs of each massage movement;
• Step-by-step routines and sequences;
• Sample treatment case studies;
• Working practices and professional requirements.
Part one: Massage - from history to practical
1. The history of massage and its use... 7
2 . Anatomy for massage... 11
3 . Massage techniques 29
4. Effects and benefits of massage... 73
5. Professional conduct and consultation... 81
Part two: Massage - uses and types
6 . Using on-site massage to treat stress... 105
7 . What is Lymphatic drainage massage... 115
8. Infant and child massage... 129
9 . Stone therapy massage... 141
10. Indian head massage... 177
11. Sports massage... 193
12. Other complementary therapies... 223