Massage Fusion


Author: Rachel Fairweather,Meghan Mari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909141230

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 6053

The Guide to Massage, Spa Treatments and Healing from Pearl Escapes 2017


Author: Pearl Howie

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326803174

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 636

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.

Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs


Author: John Ankerberg,John Weldon

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9781565071605

Category: Religion

Page: 670

View: 9779

This comprehensive, indexed volume includes short, one-page listings of pertinent facts about a particular movement, its founder, how it claims to work, scientific evaluations done, and its potential dangers. Some topics covered are angels, visualization, shamanism, hypnosis, new age medicine and martial arts.

Moon Los Cabos

Including La Paz & Todos Santos


Author: Nikki Goth Itoi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 161238630X

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 2658

This full-color guide to Los Cabos includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Mexico enthusiast Nikki Goth Itoi knows the best ways to experience Los Cabos—from hiking in the Sierra de la Laguna to visiting the amazing Pulmo Reef, the only coral reef system in the Sea of Cortez. Itoi draws on her extensive knowledge of the area to provide themed trip ideas, such as Surf and Dive Spots and Cabo Nightlife, plus in-depth coverage of the many activities available to travelers. With insightful advice on finding secluded beaches, diving shipwrecks, and grabbing a bite in La Paz, Moon Los Cabos gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Iliosakralgelenk-Blockaden und das Piriformis-Syndrom

Das Handbuch für die manuelle Therapie


Author: Paula Clayton

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3745300351

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 4002

Wenn es im Rücken, im Bein oder über dem Gesäß schmerzt, liegt die Ursache häufig in einer Blockade des Iliosakralgelenks oder in einer Entzündung des Piriformis-Muskels, dem sogenannten Piriformis-Syndrom. Spezielle Übungen und Therapien können die Schmerzen lindern und die Ursachen beheben. In ihrem Buch stellt die Physiotherapeutin und Expertin für Sportverletzungen Paula Clayton nicht nur die effektivsten und nachhaltigsten Therapieansätze und -techniken vor, sondern kombiniert diese auch so miteinander, dass man deutlich schnellere und nachhaltigere Ergebnisse erzielen kann. Dabei geht Clayton sowohl auf die manuelle Therapie von Fasziengewebe als auch die geräteunterstützte Behandlung von Bindegewebe ein und bindet auch die neuesten Erkenntnisse aus Forschung und Medizin in ihre Überlegungen mit ein. Reich illustriert und mit zahlreichen Abbildungen ausgestattet ist dieses Buch ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle, die Funktionsstörungen und Verletzungen in der Praxis richtig erkennen und erfolgreich therapieren wollen.

Healing Adventures - Wellness Getaways for Health & Happiness


Author: Paul Froemming


ISBN: 0983823413

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 138

View: 9950

Overview - The world's best places for health & happiness are revealed in this new book, fresh from five continents, with 50 stories and a gallery of color photos. Travel, health and adventure writer Paul Froemming, author of The Best Guide to Alternative Medicine, is your guide on an around-the-world journey into the mind, body and spirit. Ports of call will include a selection of the best resorts and spas, along with their exotic healing treatments. There are meetings with extraordinary teachers of the good life, who will reveal their secrets. Healing Adventures will take you to places of health & happiness, including the best wellness getaways of Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific - and show you how to get there! Places: Warm water spas in Italy, France and Greece. Spa cuisine and massage in Thailand. Water sports and rain forest treatments in Australia, the "Pancha Karma" renewal treatments of India, Tai Ji in China and Shiatsu massage in Japan. Adventures will include Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii and the Pacific plus California and Mexico. People: Deepak Chopra, MD - Don Miguel Ruiz - Sufi master Sheikh Abdoulaye Dieye - Greenland Shaman Angaangaq - Tibetan Lama Dzongchen Khenpo Rinpoche - Tai Ji Master Chungliang Huang - Entertainer Michael Jackson.

Massage Anatomy

A Comprehensive Guide


Author: Abby Ellsworth,Peggy Altman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607105039

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 9927

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.


Die richtige Techniken, um Verspannungen zu lösen


Author: Abby Ellsworth

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864133904

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 1613

Ob für die Sportmassage, den Abbau unangenehmer Verspannungen oder die Massage eines Partners – dieses Buch führt den Leser von Grund auf in die Theorie und Praxis der Massage ein: von den Basisgriffen bis zur Erstellung eines kompletten Massageplans. Darüber hinaus erfahren Sie, wie man Verletzungen vorbeugt und aus jeder Massage das Maximum herausholt. Zahlreiche Fotografien und Illustrationen zeigen, wie die einzelnen Muskeln voneinander unterschieden und gezielt bearbeitet werden können. Einfache Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen erklären, wie einzelne Techniken und Griffe kombiniert werden, um dem Massierten zu Wohlbefinden und Entspannung zu verhelfen. So werden Sie im Handumdrehen in der Lage sein, wie ein Profi zu massieren und anderen ein perfektes Wellness-Erlebnis zu bieten. Ein Farbposter mit einer ausführlichen Darstellung der menschlichen Anatomie und der wichtigsten Massagetechniken für jeden Körperteil vervollständigt diesen praktischen Leitfaden.

Healing Massage

An A-Z Guide for More than Forty Medical Conditions: For Professional and Home Use


Author: Maureen Abson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170605

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 7391

This practical, detailed, and accessible guide to using massage to treat a range of medical conditions will educate and empower both massage practitioners and non-professionals who want to safely and effectively make a difference in the well-being of a friend or family member. Chapters are conveniently organized alphabetically, so that the reader can easily find helpful treatments for more than 40 medical conditions such as asthma, cancer, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis. Bringing together Eastern and Western understandings of the body, health, and wellness, this user-friendly sourcebook defines and details each of the conditions, any contraindications to massage, and massage protocols and instructions, including how often treatment should be administered. Healing Massage can make treatment and pain relief both available and affordable to those who might not have access to expensive professional treatment. It can also provide substantial and detailed information to practitioners not familiar with a specific condition. Written by a leading massage practitioner and international teacher, this book will be a will be an essential reference in the office or at home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Orthopedic Massage E-Book

Theory and Technique


Author: Whitney W. Lowe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702040819

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 7067

Fully updated and revised Orthopedic Massage has been written for those interested in understanding and applying massage as an intervention for soft-tissue disorders. Recent research into the physiological effects of massage has strengthened the justification for its use in the treatment of soft-tissue pain and injury conditions. Orthopedic soft-tissue problems are common among the general population, whether from sports, occupational activities, or chronic pain. This text presents a comprehensive and in-depth look at the physiological nature of these conditions and the massage treatments most effective for their relief. A particular contribution this text makes is its validation for the role of massage in treating orthopedic conditions. In addition, it aims to help the clinician understand the relationship between the soft tissues to which they apply their techniques and the overall orthopedic disorder affecting their clients. Although written chiefly for massage practitioners, the lessons it teaches are relevant to any practitioner who is concerned with the treatment of soft-tissue injuries. Includes detailed technical information, extensive illustrations, and reliable reference material essential to everyday practice. Provides a comprehensive approach to treatment of common soft tissue pain and injury. Explains common orthopedic problems in detail, addressing biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy. Provides an in-depth discussion of the physiologic rationale for soft tissue treatments and explains those most effective for each condition. Integrates treatment approaches from across the field and gives detailed, easy-to-follow steps for their application. Compares traditional treatments with soft tissue manipulation for each problem discussed. Clearly links anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics with clinical practice. Designed for quick and easy reference with more than 200 high-quality full colour illustrations and numerous photos of treatment techniques. New clinical case studies and tips illustrate the techniques discussed. Now presented in full colour. New step-by-step photographs depict the techniques described in full detail. Increased artwork and photographs make learning more visual. Case studies demonstrate techniques and management in clinical practice Clinical hints and tips throughout. Greater guidance in treatment strategies to include 'Treatment Approaches' and 'Rehabilitation Protocol Considerations'.

Thai Massage

Sacred Body Work


Author: Ananda Apfelbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650438

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 9687

Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork is a complete guide to an ancient practice that benefits body, mind, and spirit. Interest in Thai massage has been growing rapidly. This is no surprise given its unique multifaceted approach to the body. Thai massage combines acupressure, stretching, reflexology, assisted yoga postures, herbal compresses, prayer and meditation. It benefits everyone. Sometimes called the "lazy person's yoga", Thai massage stretches and relaxes the muscles, increases the joints' range of motion, and balances energy flow throughout the body. Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork provides fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions which enable the reader to use this integrative and interactive therapy with a partner at home or with a client. The book explains the historical and philosophical background of Thai massage as well as its religious origins. Throughout the book, Ananda always reminds us of the deeper meaning of this sacred modality—compassion in action. A must for all those interested in the healing arts.

Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting - E-Book


Author: Sandy Fritz,Leon Chaitow,Glenn Hymel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070698

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 6787

Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting! Includes a DVD with: Two hours of video showing specific applications, featuring author Sandy Fritz. A complete general protocol for massage. State-of-the-art animations depicting biologic functions and medical procedures. 700 full-color illustrations accompany procedures, concepts, and techniques. An integrated healthcare approach covers the healthcare environment and the skills necessary to be a contributing member of an integrated healthcare team. A research-based focus emphasizes research, clinical reasoning, and outcome-based massage application — for effective massage application in conjunction with healthcare intervention. A complete general protocol provides a guide to treating disorders and maintaining wellness, with recommendations for positioning and interventions, using a step-by-step sequence that can easily be modified to meet a patient's specific needs. A palliative protocol helps you temporarily relieve a patient's symptoms of disorders or diseases. Case studies focus on outcome-based massage for individuals with multiple health issues, detailing assessment, medical intervention, justification for massage, and session documentation. Coverage of advanced massage therapy skills and decision-making skills includes specific themes for effective massage application, allowing you to consolidate massage treatment based on the main outcomes — useful when working with individuals with multiple pathologies or treatment needs. A discussion of aromatherapy provides safe recommendations for the use of essential oils in conjunction with massage, to promote healing of the body and mind. Descriptions of illness and injury include relevant anatomy/physiology/pathophysiology, as well as strategies and massage applications to use for pain management, immune support, stress management, chronic illness, and post-surgical needs. Coverage of insurance and reimbursement issues relates to you as a massage professional. Strategies for general conditions such as substance abuse, mental health, orthopedic injury, and cardiovascular disorders help you specialize in clinical massage. Expert authors provide knowledge in research, massage therapy in healthcare, and manual therapies. Learning resources include chapter outlines, chapter learning objectives, key terms, and workbook-style exercises. A companion Evolve website includes: PubMed links to research supporting best practices and justification for massage application. More information on topics such as insurance, pharmacology, and nutrition. More information on anatomy and physiology and other subjects. A comprehensive glossary with key terms and some audio pronunciations.

Myofascial Massage


Author: Marian Wolfe Dixon

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781748322

Category: Medical

Page: 217

View: 8287

This invaluable resource will help practitioners and students sort out differences and similarities between popular myofascial styles. Early chapters offer a solid review of anatomy and physiology as they relate to myofascial massage. Subsequent chapters focus on specific direct and indirect techniques and adjunctive self-care recommendations for clients, including the neuromuscular approach, hatha yoga and exercise to support myofascial massage, and the craniosacral approach. You'll learn the proper procedure for each myofascial technique and understand how to integrate myofascial massage into your bodywork practice. Whether you're looking to broaden your perspective of massage or find the myofascial approach and technique that best suits you and your client, Myofascial Massage is sure to help. Exquisite illustrations enhance learning and understanding by clarifying the techniques. Protocol boxes recommend sequences to follow during actual myofascial massage sessions. Guidelines provide useful strategies for implementing each myofascial approach and improving body mechanics and communication skills during your client sessions. First person experiences will add to your overall understanding of the techniques and their uses. Massage implications, included in each anatomy chapter (Chapters 2-4), help you to understand the influence of myofascial anatomy and physiology on practice. Questions for discussion and review at the end of each chapter encourage you test your comprehension of the materials and think critically.

The Empty Vessel

A Journal of Contemporary Taosim


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Taoism

Page: N.A

View: 9252

Anatomy and Physiology, The Massage Connection

Medicine, Internal medicine


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490260749

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 5756

Facts101 is your complete guide to Anatomy and Physiology, The Massage Connection. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Massage Therapist's Guide to Pain Management E-Book


Author: Sandy Fritz,Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050989

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 7371

Edited by Leon Chaitow and Sandy Fritz, this clearly written and fully illustrated volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips via which presents the massage therapy techniques involved. Covering all aspects of client assessment, treatment planning and current therapeutic modalities – including adjunctive treatments - this new book is suitable for massage therapists worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the issues involved Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Accompanying website - - which presents film clips of the massage therapy techniques involved

Prenatal Massage - E-Book

A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork


Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075460

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9434

Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and postpartum. You'll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. Contraindications and precautions are also provided where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for every client. Comprehensive coverage guides you through all aspects of prenatal massage in a single book, addressing fundamentals, techniques, preparation, and prevention of potential problems. Many useful techniques are described in detail for prenatal through postpartum massage with step-by-step instructions so you can begin using these techniques with your clients immediately. Numerous boxes throughout the text highlight key information and provide clinical tips. Touch Points and In My Experience boxes share the author's personal observations about the chapter material with real-life examples from her years in practice. Over 350 detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs illuminate procedures, concepts, and techniques. Clear writing and organization addresses content in four main units: pregnancy massage, labor massage, postpartum massage, and marketing strategies. A companion DVD packaged with the book contains 45 minutes of video demonstrating different massage techniques presented in the book. DVD icons within the text encourage you to watch relevant video footage at appropriate points. Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter clearly identify the concepts you should focus on in the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to assess your understanding and review important information presented in the book. A glossary of all key terms and definitions makes it easy to quickly look up a new term or to refresh your memory.

Table Thai Yoga Massage


Author: Heath Reed,Nicole Reed

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502712288

Category: Medical

Page: 106

View: 5074

Table Thai Yoga Massage is a modern-day evolution and fusion of Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga. These blended healing practices harmonize breath, movement, and intention to provide decreased stress, tension, and pain. At the heart of Table Thai Yoga Massage is the practice of loving kindness, or what the Thais call “Metta." Metta is truly applied when both giver and receiver are in a space of loving kindness. That is, practicing Table Thai in a way that feels good to give AND feels good to receive. With the spirit of “metta,” this book showcases simple, easy, and fun approaches to safely move and stretch the body to feel good from the inside out!Table Thai Yoga Massage is a 3-dimensional experience, where the muscles, tendons, ligaments, as well as the joints receive the benefit of movement and massage. Table Thai restores natural range of motion and joint health, enhances functional integration of the body, and clears fascial restrictions from previous injuries and repetitive stress patterns. Likewise, Table Thai Yoga Massage clears blockages along the wind channels, or sen, and powerfully relaxes the mind and calms the heart. To respect the Thai culture and the inspiration for this book, we've included Thai cultural nuances entitled "The Thai Way." As reminders to let go of unnecessary tension, "Yoga Gem" inserts are provided to encourage physical and energetic alignment. In addition, we provide pointers for cultivating loving kindness with "Growing Metta" sections. And, to delineate where our Table Thai Yoga Massage techniques vary from traditional Thai Massage, or to provide additional variations to address different body types, we offer inserts entitled "Same-Same." It is with grateful hearts and warm smiles, that we are pleased to share Table Thai Yoga Massage!