Is this the right book for me?Starting by helping you to understand what's happening in your body, Get Started in Massage will give you practical guidance on how to use massage for therapeutic and healing purposes. Step-by-step guides with diagrams and a breakdown of which oils to use and when accompany sections on sports injuries, massage for pregnancy and babies, and self-massage in this no-nonsense guide to an effective healing art. Get Started in Massage includes:Chapter 1: The history and benefits of massageHistoryBenefitsChapter 2: Setting the sceneEnvironmentEquipmentContraindications (when not to massage)Chapter 3: Massage techniquesEffleurage/StrokingFrictionPetrissagePercussion movements/TapotementVibration and shakingExercises for your handsChapter 4: Step-by-step massageBack of the bodyFront of the bodyMassage sequence memory joggerChapter 5: Self massageChapter 6: Aromatherapy and massageEssential oilsBergamontChamomile (Roman)CypressEucalyptusFrankincenseGeraniumJasmineJuniperLavenderLemonNeroli (Orange blossom)PeppermintRoseRosemarySandalwoodTea treeChapter 7: Massage in pregnancy and childbirthBenefits of massageSpecial considerationsBackAbdomenLeg and footArm, face and breastEssential oils for labourPost-natal massageEssential oils for post-natal careChapter 8: Massage for babiesBenefits of massageSpecial considerationsSuggested routineEssential oils for babyChapter 9: Sports injuriesThe importance of exerciseThe benefits of massagePre-event massagePost-event massageTreatmentA-Z of sports injuriesEmergency aidChapter 10: Massage in the workplaceChapter 11: A healthy lifestyleMassageHealthy dietExerciseNot got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based onthe author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of massage.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Denise Whichello Brown has been practising alternative medicine for 30 years, and internationally recognised as an authority on aromatherapy. She has treated almost every condition - spiritual, emotional amd physical - and continues to heal and revitalise today. Denise is the author of twelve books on complementary medicine.