Home Massage: Transforming Family Life Through the Healing Power of Touch

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Findhorn Press, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 207 pages
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Focusing on its therapeutic properties and capacity to enhance health and intimacy in all relationships, this book demystifies the medium of massage and makes it accessible for everyone in the family. Designed for the nonprofessional with simple step-by-step instructions, it teaches the three principles that make learning massage easy and fun. Also included are ideas for bringing home massage into daily life and how to use these principles to share massage with infants, children, adolescents, spouses, and the elderly. By emphasizing the innate healing power of touch to reduce stress and improve the immune system, this practical manual provides the tools for achieving health, relaxation, and connection with loved ones.

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Give back to your family the natural sense of touch. This book teaches how to share touch and and massage with respect and trust. Chuck Fata and Suzette Hodnett provide a wealth of photos that illustrate family members sharing simple moments together. They help restore the healing, loving sense of touch to the home, making it possible for people at any age, physical ability, and financial condition to enjoy the many benefits of massage.  
Learn how to enter into massage, with respect and honor for one another. Discover how little is really needed to create an inviting and comfortable setting. The authors give excellent instruction on the basic strokes and techniques, with descriptions and photos that make it easy to learn. Learn how being attentive and intuitive makes the best massage.  
"Home Massage: Transforming Family Life Through the Healing Power of Touch" also addresses special considerations for massage with children, babies, the elderly adult, the expecting mother, and more.  The photos and writing will restore one's comfort in touching and being touched, feeling valued and loved, and in expressing those feelings with family.

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About the author (2011)

Chuck Fata was a nationally certified massage therapist and founder of Touch Communications Home Massage, Inc. He taught professionally at the Santa Monica School of Shiatsu and the California College of Physical Arts as well as massage workshops and retreats for non-professionals. Suzette Hodnett is a life coach with more than 20 years experience as a licensed psychotherapist, professional artist, and tai chi instructor. She lives in Whittier, California.

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