Experiment with massage in the comfort of your own home and treat family and friends to a total pampering experience. This volume contains clear, step-by-step instructions on how to aid relaxation, relieve aches and pains and improve energy levels.
A comprehensive introduction to massage techniques, this title contains clear, step-by-step instructions on how to aid relaxation, relieve aches and pains and improve energy levels. Experiment with massage in the comfort of your own home and treat family and friends to a total pampering experience; massage to energize or relax, massage to relieve aches and pains, massage for sports, exercise and the work place. The volume also includes recipes for oils, lotions and compresses.
Wendy Kavanagh was director of the London College of Massage for ten years. She has written articles for a number of leading newspapers and is the editor of Massage World Magazine, a journal for massage therapists. Wendy works with the board of the General Council for Massage Therapy in the UK, advising on massage training and professional standards.
Table of Contents
Introduction: preparation; oils, lotion and potions; creating a relaxed environment; anatomy. Part I Basic techniques: giving massage; posture and position; effleurage; petrissage; percussion; friction; passive stretching; completing the massage; using massage aids. Part II Massage to wake up to: percussion and friction; pressing and drainage; lymphatic massage. Part III Massage remedies: sinusitis and headaches; digestive problems; travel sickness; asthma; menstruation and menopause; oedema; tired feet; calf cramps; irritable bowel syndrome; back spasm; pregnancy and labour; baby massage; treating older people. Part IV Massage after work: repetitive strain injury; neck and upper back; upper arms and shoulders; eyes; self-massage; seated routine; stress management. Part V Sports and exercise: pre-event routine; during activity; after exercise; strains; aching pecs; tennis elbow; golfer's elbow; frozen shoulder; rehabilitation; body alignment. Part VI Massage before bed: relax the muscles and ease the joints; insomnia and anxiety; head, neck and shoulders; face; sensual massage.
Massage Basics (Pyramid PB) by Wendy Kavanagh
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