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The Art of MassageFirst published: December 2020
Last update: December 2020
Length: 168 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 a knowledge resource aimed at providing you with a broad conceptual 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 23
~ Life Energy and Energy Channels 28
~ Massage, Movement, and Circulation 30
~ Hot and Cold in Massage Therapy 31
~ Massage and The Immune System 33
~ Massage and Herbal Medicine 36
~ Massage and Psychosomatics 39
~ Massage and Emotional Release 41
~ Massage and Spirituality 43
~ Intimacy in Massage Therapy 44
~ Precautions and Contraindications 47
APPLICATIONS
~ Abdominal Massages 51
~ Baby and Infant Massages 53
~ Back Massages 55
~ Body Sculpting and Slimming Massages 57
~ Breast Massages 58
~ Buttocks and Anal Massages 61
~ Dearmoring Massages 62
~ Erotic and Sensual Massages 64
~ Facial Massages 65
~ Foot Massages 66
~ Fertility Massages 68
~ Full Body and Partial Body Massages 70
~ Genital Massages 72
~ Geriatric Massages 74
~ Hand Massages 75
~ Happy Ending and Full Service Massages 76
~ Head, Neck, and Shoulders Massages 77
~ Hospice Massages 78
~ Kinky and Fetish Massages 79
~ Lymphatic Drainage Massages 80
~ Masturbation and Genital Self-Massage 81
~ Oncology Massages 82
~ Orthopedic Massages 83
~ Pediatric Massages 84
~ Perinatal Massages 85
~ Postnatal Massages 87
~ Prenatal Massages 89
~ Prostate and G-Spot Massages 91
~ Remedial Massages 94
~ Sports Massages 95
TOOLS
~ Ambiance and Environment 97
~ Bamboo 98
~ Chants, Mantras, and Visualizations 99
~ Cloths and Scarfs 100
~ Cups 101
~ Feet and Legs 102
~ Fire and Heat 104
~ Hammer and Chisel 105
~ Hands and Arms 106
~ Herbal Compresses, Packs and Pastes 107
~ Inquiry and Assessments 109
~ Mats, Tables and Chairs 110
~ Oils, Lotions and Creams 112
~ Pleasure Wands 113
~ Poles and Ropes 114
~ Props and Supports 115
~ Prostate Massagers 116
~ Sticks and Rods 117
~ Stones and Crystals 118
~ The Buttocks 119
~ Vibrators 120
~ Water (Aquatic Massages) 121
TECHNIQUES
~ Acupressure 123
~ Barefoot Techniques 125
~ Breathing Techniques 126
~ Clothed and Unclothed Massages 127
~ Connective Tissue Release 128
~ Cracking and Bone Setting (Chiropractics) 129
~ Cross Fiber Techniques (Friction) 131
~ Cupping 132
~ Deep Tissue Massage Techniques 135
~ Effleurage (Stroking) 136
~ Hard and Soft Approaches 137
~ Herbal Compress Massages 139
~ Holding 141
~ Hybrids and Blended Techniques 142
~ Miscellaneous (Push, Grab, Circle, Roll, Etc.) 145
~ Mobilization 146
~ Myofascial Release 147
~ Oil Massage and Aromatherapy 149
~ Percussion (Tapotement) 151
~ Petrissage (Kneading) 152
~ Positional Release 153
~ Pressure and Compression 154
~ Reflexology 155
~ Rocking (Harmonics) 156
~ Scraping (Coining) 157
~ Self-Massage (Self-Care) 159
~ Session Sequences 160
~ Sitting Techniques 161
~ Stretches 163
~ Traction 165
~ Trigger Point Release 166
~ Vibration 167
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