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Spa Bodywork: A Guide for Massage Therapists

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The ability to deliver an exceptional and satisfying spa treatment is a special skill for which massage therapists are particularly well suited. Spa treatments today are multi-layered, multi-textured works of art that combine many elements of holistic practice. They are fun to deliver and offer the therapist a creative outlet. Knowledge of spa treatments not only allows massage therapists to offer their clients more options; it gives them a competitive advantage when seeking work in the spa industry.

This textbook guides the massage therapist through each step of delivering a treatment—from a consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, the supplies needed, how to set up the room and practical tips on the specific steps involved. It also provides ideas for massage therapists on how to integrate massage techniques, spa products and enhancing accents, so you can create and deliver unique services.

While wet-room equipment and techniques are discussed throughout the book, the focus is on the delivery of spa treatments in a dry-room setting. This approach allows for the use of spa services in a variety of settings such as a classroom, private practice, and massage clinic or day spa without the need for expensive wet-room equipment.

Spa Bodywork features:

  • Striking full-color photographs: More than 250 photographs clearly illustrate each spa technique and treatment.
  • Treatment Snapshots: These quick reference boxes allow the therapist to get an overview of the treatment before reading the step-by-step procedures section.
  • Sanitation Boxes: Handy clean-up and sanitation tips are offered throughout the treatment chapters.
  • Broaden Your Understanding Boxes: These boxes contain information that helps the massage therapist to understand the full scope of a treatment.
  • Sample Treatments: Sample treatments offered at the end of chapters are easy to add to a menu of services and come with promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.

Synopsis:

This textbook guides massage therapists through each step of delivering a spa treatment—from consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, supplies, room set-up, specific procedure steps, and ideas for integrating massage techniques, spa products, and enhancing accents. While wet-room treatments are discussed, the focus is on dry-room treatments, which can be delivered in a wider variety of settings.

More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate each technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshot boxes provide a quick overview of the treatment before the detailed step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes offer clean-up and sanitation tips. Sample Treatments include promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.

Table of Contents

SPA FOUNDATIONS

Overview of the Spa Industry

Preparation for Spa Treatment Delivery

Foundation Skills for Spa Treatment Delivery

Water Therapies

Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa

TREATMENTS

Exfoliation Treatments

Body Wraps

Spa Foot Treatments

Fangotherapy

Thalassotherapy

Ayurveda for Spa: An Introduction

Stone Massage

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Treatment Design and the Signature Spa Treatment

Careers in Spa

Appendix A: Master List of Essential Oils and Botanical Names

Appendix B: Resources

Appendix C: Ready to Copy Forms

Appendix D: Answers to Chapter Review Questions

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780781755788
Subtitle:
A Guide for Massage Therapists
Author:
Williams, Anne
Publisher:
LWW
Subject:
Acupressure & Acupuncture
Subject:
Massage & Reflexotherapy
Subject:
Massage
Subject:
Massage therapy
Subject:
Allied Health Services - General
Subject:
Massage -- Methods.
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Massage and Bodywork
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060518
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 2.45 lb

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This textbook guides massage therapists through each step of delivering a spa treatment—from consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, supplies, room set-up, specific procedure steps, and ideas for integrating massage techniques, spa products, and enhancing accents. While wet-room treatments are discussed, the focus is on dry-room treatments, which can be delivered in a wider variety of settings.

More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate each technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshot boxes provide a quick overview of the treatment before the detailed step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes offer clean-up and sanitation tips. Sample Treatments include promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.

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