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Massage Anatomy [With Poster]

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Publisher Comments:

This comprehensive book explores seven of the worlds 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 therapists most important tool—an invaluable resource for new students and experienced therapists alike. Includes a poster of massage techniques and muscle systems.

Book News Annotation:

Ellsworth, a Pilates specialist, and Altman, a massage therapist, provide an illustrated guide to massage for nonprofessionals that describes how to do a basic Swedish massage in the home, to relax muscles, improve the range of motion, relieve stress, and enhance circulation. They first discuss the basics of massage, then cover setting up a space, setting the mood, and step-by-step instructions and color photos for massaging each body part, from the back to the face and head. Labeled anatomical illustrations are incorporated throughout, and massage programs are provided at the end. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Dr. Abby Ellsworth is a certified Pilates specialist. She is the owner of the Pilates, Therapy and Wellness Center of Westchester, New York.

Peggy Altman is a licensed massage therapist in Tuckahoe, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607100140
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Subject:
Massage & Reflexotherapy
Author:
Altman, Peggy
Author:
Ellsworth, Abigail
Author:
Sonn, Heidi
Author:
Ellsworth, Abby
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Massage and Bodywork
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091208
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10 x 7.75 in 25 oz

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