An holistic guide to massage : from beginner to advanced by Tina Parsons

By Tina Parsons

An Holistic consultant to therapeutic massage contains the hyperlinks among physique, brain and soul within the look for health and wellbeing. This procedure has now not been taken via the other textual content written approximately therapeutic massage. different texts at the moment on hand are inclined to concentrate on one idea and one conception merely, while this publication encourages scholars to examine the broader picutre encompassing diversified theories. scholars are then capable of make their very own brain up approximately which therapeutic massage remedy to perform.

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May also include a style of treatment known as ‘walking the body’ or ‘A’e’ in which the practitioner walks on the person receiving the massage. ● MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (MLD) – light, rhythmical massage movements following the lymphatic vessels of the body in an attempt to aid drainage of toxins from the system. e. massage movements are used for the application of cleansers during facials, wax depilation and epilation. A more comprehensive massage accompanies the application of nourishing products such as hand creams in manicures, foot lotions in pedicure and moisturisers in facials.

BOWEN TECHNIQUE – a non-invasive hands-on therapy that incorporates gentle rolling movements over the skin and underlying muscles to relieve built up stress and tension followed by a period of rest between moves allowing the body to reset itself in an attempt to bring about an increased sense of physical well-being. CHAVUTTI THIRUMAL MASSAGE – born of the ancient Indian fighting system known as Kalarippayattu – a part of Ayurvedic medicine. Chavutti thirumal means ‘massage by foot pressure’ and is applied using one foot at a time whilst holding onto a support rope which runs at head level across the treatment room.

The answer to this question has got to be everyone! Tip Massage is potentially suitable for everyone. However there are a few exceptions when massage would not be appropriate. g. bruising, varicose veins etc. This will be covered in greater detail in later chapters. In fact we can make that statement even broader and say that massage is suitable for every living thing! As we saw in the previous chapter, massage is known to be of benefit to animals and there is no reason why the basic principles cannot be applied in much the same way to the care of plants.

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