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Whether you are a practicing massage therapist or a massage therapy student, youandrsquo;ll find everything you need to know to incorporate multi-layered and multi-textured spa treatments into your massage practice with Spa Bodywork, Second Edition.
Featuring new treatments, new photos, new technique video clips, and an expanded set of online tools, the Second Edition helps you develop the skills you need to gain a competitive advantage when seeking work in the spa industry or adding spa treatments to your private practice. and#160;
All treatmentsandmdash;from salt and sugar glows to body polish to stone massageandmdash;are covered in step-by-step detail, illustrated with photographs that show how to position the client and how to apply products such as seaweed, essential oils, and mud, and enhanced by exciting online video clips that bring techniques to life. and#160;
While wet-room equipment and techniques are covered, the book focuses on spa treatments that can be done in dry-room settings, such as massage clinics or day spasandmdash;without need to purchase expensive equipment. This proven resource will help you:
andemsp;and#149;andemsp;Hone your skills in popular spa techniques ranging from draping to body polish to stone massage with step-by-step coverage of each treatment, enhanced by over 90 minutes of video clips.
andemsp;and#149;andemsp;Deliver treatments that reflect the most current trends in spa treatments with practical coverage of the latest techniques, a new chapter showing how spa techniques can be easily used to enhance wellness massage,, and new photographs.
andemsp;and#149;andemsp;Master important details of each treatment with tips on indications and contraindications, equipment needs, product choices, promotion, and client management.
andemsp;and#149;andemsp;Prepare for a successful career in the spa industry with practical advice on how to develop original services, write a spa program, create a spa menu, and handle marketing, retail sales, and budgeting.
andemsp;and#149;andemsp;Master key concepts and skills with summaries, review questions, references, fill-in-the-blank questions, and a Spa Fusion section at the end of each chapter that includes study tips, fun activities, professional development ideas, and more).and#160;
To further ensure success, the book is accompanied by FREE resources, including 90 minutes of technique video clips, a quiz bank, and sample forms, as well as a fully searchable online version of the text that provides anytime, anywhere access to the bookandrsquo;s content and images.
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.
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.
Spa Bodywork, Second Edition, covers everything the massage therapy student or practicing massage therapist needs to know to incorporate multi-layered and multi-textured spa treatments into their massage practice. While wet-room equipment and techniques are discussed, the book focuses on spa treatments that can be delivered in dry-room settings, such as private practice, massage clinics, or day spasandmdash;without the need for expensive equipment.and#160;
Featuring new treatments, new photos, new video clips that demonstrate techniques, and an expanded set of online tools, the Second Edition helps readers develop the skills they need to gain a competitive advantage when seeking work in the spa industry or adding spa treatments to their massage practice. and#160;All treatmentsandmdash;from salt and sugar glows to body polish to stone massageandmdash;are covered in step-by-step detail, illustrated with photographs that show how to position the client and how to apply products such as seaweed, essential oils, and mud, and enhanced by exciting online video clips that bring techniques to life.
Table of Contents
Overview of the Spa Industry
Preparation for Spa Treatment Delivery
Foundation Skills for Spa Treatment Delivery
Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa
Spa Foot Treatments
Ayurveda for Spa: An Introduction
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