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The Art of MassageFirst published: December 2020
Last update: July 2021
Length: 195 pages
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What Is this Book about?

With this book we offer you a detailed, comprehensive overview of massage therapy, thoroughly exploring massage concepts, applications, tools and techniques.

We start the book by covering the concepts and philosophy that form the basis of massage therapy. We then engage in a detailed examination of the vast number of applications and aims of massage, subsequently followed by an extensive discussion of the tools and techniques used that form the actual practice of massage treatment sessions.

This book is not a training course but aims at providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the topic presented.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
CONCEPTS
~ What Is Massage Therapy? 8
~ Health Benefits Of Massage 10
~ Massage and Bodywork 12
~ Energy Work versus Bodywork 14
~ Traditional and Modern Medicine 16
~ Traditional and Modern Massage 19
~ Therapeutic Massage versus Relaxation 21
~ Holistic Methodology 24
~ Life Energy and Energy Channels 29
~ Massage, Movement, and Circulation 31
~ Hot and Cold in Massage Therapy 33
~ Massage and the Immune System 35
~ Massage and Herbal Medicine 38
~ Massage and Psychosomatics 41
~ Massage and Emotional Release 43
~ Massage and Spirituality 46
~ Intimacy in Massage Therapy 48
~ Precautions and Contraindications 51
APPLICATIONS
~ Abdominal Massages 56
~ Baby and Infant Massages 58
~ Back Massages 60
~ Body Sculpting and Slimming Massages 62
~ Breast Massages 63
~ Buttocks and Anal Massages 66
~ Dearmoring Massages 68
~ Erotic and Sensual Massages 70
~ Facial Massages 72
~ Foot Massages 73
~ Fertility Massages 75
~ Full Body and Partial Body Massages 77
~ Genital Massages 79
~ Geriatric Massages 81
~ Hand Massages 83
~ Happy Ending and Full Service Massages 84
~ Head, Neck, and Shoulders Massages 86
~ Hospice Massages 88
~ Kinky and Fetish Massages 89
~ Lymphatic Drainage Massages 90
~ Masturbation and Genital Self-Massage 91
~ Oncology Massages 93
~ Orthopedic Massages 94
~ Pediatric Massages 95
~ Perinatal Massages 96
~ Postnatal Massages 98
~ Prenatal Massages 100
~ Prostate and G-Spot Massages 102
~ Remedial Massages 106
~ Sports Massages 108
TOOLS
~ Ambiance and Environment 111
~ Bamboo 113
~ Chants, Mantras, and Visualizations 115
~ Cloths and Scarfs 116
~ Cups 117
~ Feet and Legs 118
~ Fire and Heat 120
~ Hammer and Chisel 122
~ Hands and Arms 123
~ Herbal Compresses, Packs and Pastes 124
~ Inquiry and Assessments 126
~ Mats, Tables and Chairs 128
~ Oils, Lotions and Creams 130
~ Pleasure Wands 131
~ Poles and Ropes 132
~ Props and Supports 133
~ Prostate Massagers 134
~ Sticks and Rods 135
~ Stones and Crystals 136
~ The Buttocks 137
~ Vibrators 138
~ Water (Aquatic Massages) 139
TECHNIQUES
~ Acupressure 141
~ Barefoot Techniques 143
~ Breathing Techniques 145
~ Clothed and Unclothed Massages 146
~ Connective Tissue Release 148
~ Cracking and Bone Setting (Chiropractic) 150
~ Cross Fiber Techniques (Friction) 153
~ Cupping 154
~ Deep Tissue Massage Techniques 158
~ Effleurage (Stroking) 159
~ Hard And Soft Approaches 161
~ Herbal Compress Massages 164
~ Holding 166
~ Hybrids and Blended Techniques 167
~ Miscellaneous Techniques 170
~ Mobilization 171
~ Myofascial Release 172
~ Oil Massage and Aromatherapy 174
~ Percussion (Tapotement) 176
~ Petrissage (Kneading) 177
~ Positional Release 178
~ Pressure and Compression 179
~ Reflexology 181
~ Rocking (Harmonics) 182
~ Scraping (Coining) 183
~ Self-Massage (Self-Care) 185
~ Session Sequences 186
~ Sitting Techniques 187
~ Stretches 189
~ Traction 192
~ Trigger Point Release 193
~ Vibration 194
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