Quick Reference Dictionary for Massage Therapy and Bodywork will impress students and professionals in massage therapy as being a unique, ready reference for a wide variety of information relevant to the profession. Why look through numerous texts when everything you will want to find can be found inside one handy, pocket size resource? Concise and user-friendly, find quick access to over 2,000 definitions and terms that will be encountered daily by massage therapy students and professionals. Quick Reference Dictionary for Massage Therapy and Bodywork also contains 22 appendices on important topics such as AMTA Standards of Practice, medical codes for massage therapy, and acronyms and abbreviations.
Based on the ancient system of Chinese medicine, Japanese holistic face massage has been used for centuries to maintain a youthful complexion, reflect inner calm and promote longevity. This comprehensive introductory guide explains how to perform the massage and explores the therapeutic benefits of this treatment. Beginning with a brief account of the philosophy behind Japanese holistic face massage, including Ki/Qi/prana, acupressure and the Five Elements, and highlighting the importance of the skin, the book provides everything needed to understand how the treatment works. Fully-illustrated, it includes step-by-step instructions on the movements of the massage, explaining the effect they have on the energy flow and the benefits this can have on emotional and physical health. The book focuses on the health aspects of this type of massage and explores how it can provide a supplement to health professionals' work with specific ailments.This book will be an invaluable resource for massage therapists, hospice professionals, primary care professionals and anyone with an interest in massage and wellbeing.
You can have a rewarding future in massage therapy. Business naivet(r) is one of the primary reasons massage therapists leave the profession. Whether you choose to work as an employee, business owner, or independent contractor, this practical text will guide you every step of the way.