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Title:
The complete guide to modern massage : step-by-step massage basics and techniques from around the world
ISBN:
9781641522069
Physical Description:
xi, 178 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

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Summary

Summary

Learn the healing power of touch with a new, up-to-date reference from The Complete Guide to Modern Massage.

Massage is a natural method to relieve pain and reduce stress--and anyone can learn how to do it. The Complete Guide to Modern Massage offers an updated reference to learn popular techniques and feel the physical and emotional benefits of massage.

From classic styles such as Swedish or Shiatsu to new favorites like Ayurvedic and Thai, this massage guide offers illustrated, step-by-step instruction to master techniques from around the world. Complete with massage practices for pain relief, you'll learn how to heal your family, friends, partners, and even yourself of common ailments with your own two hands.

The Complete Guide to Modern Massage includes:

An introduction to massage that outlines the history and basic principles of massage and how they relate to modern practice. World-famous massage techniques that include Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Tui Na, Cranialsacral, Reiki, and more! Restorative applications for healing common ailments including headaches, neck pain, PMS, lower back pain, and more. Easy-to-follow guidance with illustrations, and simple step-by-step directions to master every technique.

Give and receive rejuvenating massages with world-famous techniques and step-by-step instructions from The Complete Guide to Modern Massage.


Author Notes

Ryan Jay Hoyme, LMT, BCTMB is a board-certified massage therapist and massage educator who has practiced for over two decades. He is internationally known as MassageNerd and continues to educate the community through his website and online videos.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
1 Massagep. 1
The Importance of Touchp. 2
The History of Massagep. 3
Modern Massagep. 4
East & Westp. 5
Trigger Pointsp. 6
Basic Anatomy for Massagep. 8
The Skeletal and Muscular Systemsp. 8
Fasciap. 9
Mind-Body connectionp. 12
Meridiansp. 13
Yin & Yangp. 14
Chakrasp. 14
Putting It All Togetherp. 16
2 Getting Startedp. 19
Giving & Receivingp. 20
An Offeringp. 20
Relaxing & Surrenderp. 20
A Relaxing Environmentp. 20
Massage Suppliesp. 21
The Eight Must-Know Techniques to Get Startedp. 23
Gliding (Effleurage)p. 24
Kneading (Petrissage)p. 25
Frictionp. 26
Percussion (Tapotement)p. 27
Vibrationp. 28
Featheringp. 29
Compressionp. 30
Stretchingp. 31
3 Techniques for the Whole Bodyp. 33
Moving Through the Bodyp. 34
The Headp. 36
Temple Turnp. 36
Skritchiesp. 37
Slide & Holdp. 37
Hair Partp. 38
The Facep. 39
Ear Slidep. 39
Third Eye Slidep. 40
Forehead Splitp. 40
Sinus Drainp. 41
The Neckp. 42
Turn & Digp. 42
Long Neckp. 43
Skull Rockp. 43
The Shoulderp. 44
Hold Me Downp. 44
Grind Pecsp. 45
The Backp. 46
Figure 8p. 46
Full Fanp. 47
Half Fanp. 47
The Armsp. 48
Traction Glidep. 48
Wiggle Armp. 49
Snake Bitep. 49
The Handsp. 50
Finger Pullingp. 50
Wrist Spreadp. 51
Pinky, Pinky, Wrap It, Spread Itp. 51
The Stomachp. 52
Lower Stomach Rubp. 52
Colon Burnp. 53
The Glutes (Buttocks)p. 54
Figure 8 Glutesp. 54
Knuckle Glutesp. 55
The Thighsp. 56
Squashp. 56
Make a Wishp. 57
Cross Over Slidep. 57
The Calvesp. 58
Shoulder Supportp. 58
Dorsi Slidep. 59
The Feetp. 60
Knuckle Twistp. 60
Slide Off Toep. 61
Comfort Glidep. 61
Self-Massagep. 62
Plantar Self-Massagep. 62
Tennis Ballp. 63
Tennis Ball in a Sockp. 63
4 Techniques from Around the Worldp. 65
Shiatsup. 66
Basic Shiatsu Sequencep. 67
Swedishp. 71
Basic Swedish Sequencep. 72
Deep Tissuep. 77
Basic Deep Tissue Sequencep. 78
Sports Massagep. 83
Basic Sports Massage Sequencep. 84
Thai Massagep. 89
Basic Thai Massage Sequencep. 90
Tui Nap. 94
Basic Tui Na Sequencep. 95
Ayuruvedicp. 101
Basic Ayurvedic Sequencep. 102
Cranial Sacralp. 105
Basic Cranial Sacral Sequencep. 106
Reflexologyp. 110
Basic Reflexology Sequencep. 111
Reikip. 116
Basic Reiki Sequencep. 117
Myofascial Releasep. 123
Basic Myofascial Sequencep. 124
5 Massage for Allp. 129
Partner Massagep. 130
Partner Massage Positionsp. 131
Prenatal Massagep. 137
Prenatal Massage Positionsp. 138
Baby Massagep. 140
Baby Massage Techniquep. 141
Senior Massagep. 144
Senior Massage Positionsp. 145
6 Healing with Massagep. 149
Essential Oilsp. 150
Carrier Oilsp. 150
Essential Oil Precautionsp. 151
Low Back Painp. 153
Low Back Liftp. 153
Elongate the Low Backp. 154
Ratcheting the Glutesp. 155
Lower Back Pressp. 156
Forearm Painp. 157
Gravityp. 157
Wrist Barp. 158
PMSp. 159
Compress PMSp. 159
Sunp. 160
Knee Painp. 161
Knee Liftp. 161
Kneecap Frictionp. 162
Knead Quadp. 163
Headaches and Neck Painp. 164
Neck Flexp. 164
Temple Turnp. 165
Can't Hearp. 166
Foot Painp. 167
Rotate Out-Slide Inp. 167
Heel Compressionp. 168
Resourcesp. 171
Referencesp. 173
Indexp. 175