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 massage
Chapter 2: Setting the scene
Contraindications (when not to massage)
Chapter 3: Massage techniques
Vibration and shaking
Exercises for your hands
Chapter 4: Step-by-step massage
Back of the body
Front of the body
Massage sequence memory jogger
Chapter 5: Self massage
Chapter 6: Aromatherapy and massage
Neroli (Orange blossom)
Chapter 7: Massage in pregnancy and childbirth
Benefits of massage
Leg and foot
Arm, face and breast
Essential oils for labour
Essential oils for post-natal care
Chapter 8: Massage for babies
Benefits of massage
Essential oils for baby
Chapter 9: Sports injuries
The importance of exercise
The benefits of massage
A-Z of sports injuries
Chapter 10: Massage in the workplace
Chapter 11: A healthy lifestyle
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on
the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of massage.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative 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.