Massage Fusion is an essential companion for any manual therapist interested in treating common pain issues. Acclaimed teachers and therapists, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari offer a practical and dynamic step-by-step approach to gaining results with persistent client problems such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ disorders, stress-related conditions and stubborn sporting injuries.The book outlines a clear and evidence-based rationale to treatment using a clinically tried and tested combination of advanced massage techniques including myofascial work, trigger point therapy, acupressure, stretching and client self-care suggestions. Named after the authors' successful UK based training company, the 'Jing method' has helped thousands of therapists build their practices. Beautifully illustrated with clear photographs of each step, this book gives massage therapists a tried and tested blueprint for approaching chronic pain conditions with confidence.Drawing on both the available evidence and several decades of clinical experience, Massage Fusion brings together art and science, East and West, philosophy and psychology into a joyful exploration of how to gain the best results for your clients. A must read for all bodyworkers who want to be the best!
For thousands of years there have been healers, some working through massage, others through meditation, it’s the most natural thing in the world that we reach out and help each other through times of crisis. Whatever you are looking for, wherever you are on your journey, this book contains almost 500 definitions of types of healing that the author has tried and tested. Whether you’ve never even thought of having a massage or are constantly on the look out for something new, there will be something here for you. This is the Seventh Edition, expanded and edited over seven years to be the most complete resource for anyone seeking out healing, or for healers themselves. With definitions, personal accounts, safety advice, useful tips on booking, how to behave and what to wear, this book answers all the FAQ about massages and spas around the world. From Hawai’i to Japan by way of Morocco, from the ancient and bizarre to the most popular, this brings the world of healing to your fingertips.
The Guide to Massage Spa Treatments and Healing from Pearl Escapes 2017
Seven years ago I had a traditional massage in Morocco and felt the deep physical, mental and spiritual healing that can come from a great treatment. I started researching massages and spas, particularly traditional treatments from around the world; I travelled to China, Japan, Mexico, Iceland, Tuscany and tried ancient treatments in central London, then I started writing about them so that others could benefit from this research. In 2016 I experienced the most powerful healing yet, in a Native American spa in Arizona. It's all in this book. Was the healing all down to this one incredible treatment, or was it the cumulative effect of years of exploration? I don't know, but wherever you want to start, this guide to over 300 different massages and spa terms will help you plan your healing journey.
The Guide to Massage Spa Treatments and Healing from Pearl Escapes 2016
With over 250 massages, spa treatments and types of healing tried and tested personally by the author, this is the guide to help you find the right experience for you, whether it's your very first massage or you want to try something a little bit more adventurous. With escapes from Africa, Morocco, The Americas, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Asia, Bali, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, The Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Turkey and the UK this is also a great travel companion for anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of international culture.
Weird and Wonderful Spa Treatments and Massage The Guide from Pearl Escapes 2014
From Key Largo to Shanghai Pearl has tried it all and lived to tell the tale. Discover the weird and wonderful world of spa treatments in this informative, humorous and down to earth guide, which explains how to spa from the simplest massage to the most unusual treatments. Each experience has been tried and tested by the author so, as well as the definition of the treatment, you'll find out exactly how it feels and what the after effects were. Also includes recommendations for spas with exceptional treatments. A must for spa goers, therapists and spa managers too!
Ahhh! Discover the power of massage--from the inside out--in this unique reference book featuring seven styles of massage and enlightening anatomical illustrations. Massages energize, revitalize, and renew both body and spirit, and have even been proven to restore and promote good health. But to safely practice massage, you need to understand how the body works. Everyone from new students to experienced massage therapists can benefit from this unique book dedicated to the practice of massage. * The world of massage at your fingertips! This comprehensive book explores seven of the world's best-known styles of massage: Swedish, Fusion, Shiatsu, Thai, River Stone, Reflexology, and Reiki. * Massage Anatomy uniquely combines an understanding of the human body with different massage styles, making it an excellent resource for practitioners of all levels. * Detailed anatomical illustrations and approachable text demonstrate body planes, muscle groups, and crucial areas like the nervous and lymphatic systems. There is also a helpful reference section on massage terminology and a glossary of muscles. * Discover the ancient secrets practiced by Native Americans and Egyptians using warm stones that are applied to the body. Feel the “spirit life force” of reiki, a centuries-old Japanese technique used to promote peace and well-being. And find out how to combine Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage techniques for a fabulous massage fusion. * Next to strong hands, this comprehensive guide book is a massage therapist's most important tool--an invaluable resource for new students and experienced therapists alike. * Includes poster of massage techniques and muscle systems.
The 3rd ed. of this text gives you everything you need to learn and apply the basic principles of massage therapy with ease. It contains a DVD that brings techniques and procedures to life, complete coverage of the latest emerging therapy options and target groups, and new materials to help prepare for exams.
This text is focused on the anatomy and physiology needs of massage therapy students and practitioners. It gives extensive coverage of the major body systems - integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous-crucial for massage therapy. It also provides an overview of other body systems so students have a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology. This text is organised into three major sections. The first section focuses on the anatomy and physiology of each body system. Important topics in pathology such as pain, inflammation and healing are detailed in the second section. The third section provides case studies in relation to each body system, giving common scenarios that therapists may come across.