Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques: Classic, Holistic, and Emerging Methods, Volume 174
This pioneering text in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. This leading book contains a thorough description of both Eastern and Western massage skills and explains the effects of massage in physiological as well as holistic perspectives. Also included are self-evaluation sheets and sample health history forms. A functional second color has been added to this edition to help highlight massage techniques. The perfect guide for physical therapists, massage therapists, health related professionals, and anyone interested in massage therapy.
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Classic Western Massage Techniques
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abdomen acupressure acupuncture points amma ankle applied athletes basic body chest circulation classic Western massage condition contraindications deep friction described direct pressure distal drape effects of massage effleurage elbow emotional energy example fascia feel fingers fingertips flexion flow foot forearm full-body Gallbladder gently hand head Jin Shin joint movements kneading knee knuckles lymph massage practitioner massage session massage techniques massage therapy medicine meridian mobilizations move muscles myofascial neck pain palm parasympathetic nervous system passive patients performed petrissage physical physical therapy polarity therapy popliteal fossa position practice range of motion receiver's receiving massage recipient recipient's reflexology relaxation response release rhythm sage shiatsu shown in Figure side skin sliding soft tissues specific sports massage stimulation stress stretch stroking structures superficial supine supine position tapotement tension therapeutic Therapeutic Touch thumb tion touch trapezius trigger points upper vibration well-being wrist Zen Shiatsu