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The Magic of Massage

The Magic of Massage

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  • Dimensions:9.3' X 7'
  • Edition:2005
  • Author:Tanushree Podder
  • Publisher:Pustak Mahal
  • ISBN:8122307507
  • Cover Type:Paperback
  • Number of Pages:172 (Illustrated throughout B & W Figures)
  • About the Author:

    Tanushree Podder is a management graduate. She hasspecialized in labour laws and HRD. Her inquisitive mind led her to make foraysinto various field like beauty, education, Reiki, Vipassana and computers.Lately, she has been doing a detailed study of the various alternative therapiesused in India and abroad. Her forte lies in writing on various subjects likehuman relationships, health and humour etc. She has been writing for over twentyyears for almost all newspapers and English Magazines published in the country.

    Shehas travelled widely through the country with her husband who is an armyofficer. She believes that travelling has been her greatest educator. It helpedher in imbibing the essence of the different cultures and learning about life.

    Tanushree'sinterests very from music to reading and community work. Her other books, whichhave been well appreciated are: Fit & Fine in body & mind, Over 1000Plus Household Hints, Dishes and Desserts, Beauty Solutions, Youthful Forever andSmart Memory.

    CONTENTS

    Preface 9
    Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 11
    Origin of Massage 12
    THE HISTORY OF MASSAGE THERAPY 14
    WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY? 17
            Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage 20
            Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy 20
            Types of Massage 21
    Massage and Health Benefits 23
    THE STAGES OF MASSAGE-HEALING 25
            When Should You Seek Clinical Massage Therapy? 26
    USING MASSAGE FOR PAIN CONTROL 27
    Chapter 2 MASSAGE FOR BABIES & OTHERS 28
    Baby Massage in Different Countries 28
    The Benefits of Baby Massage 28
    How can Massage Benefit Your Infant's Sleep? 31
    HOW TO MASSAGE 33
    Some Tips About the Massage 37
    HEAD MASSAGE 39
            The Origins of Indian Head Massage 39
            Benefits of Head Massage 40
    FACIAL MASSAGE 43
            Benefits of a Facial Massage 43
            Facial Massage for Beauty 43
    A STRESS RELEASE FACIAL MASSAGE 45
            A DIY Facial Massage 46
    CELLULITE BODY MASSAGE 49
            What is Cellulite? 49
    SPORTS MASSAGE 52
            Event Massage 55
            Benefits of Sports Massage 56
            Aromatherapy and Sports Massage 60
            Medical Massage 61
    WORKPLACE MASSAGE 62
    Chapter 3 Ayurvedic & Swedish Massage 63
    Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Massage 63
    Panchakarma 64
    Ayurvedic Massage 67
    What is Kerala Massage Therapy? 67
    Herbal Steam Bath 69
    Specialised Forms of Therapy 70
    Abhyanga Massage 72
    SWEDISH MASSAGE 78
            Basic Techniques of Swedish Massage 78
    Trigger Point Therapy 85
    Trigger Point Treatments 87
            Guidelines for Giving Deep Tissue Massage 88
            Guidelines for Receiving Deep Tissue Bodywork 89
    Chapter 4 The Oriental Massage Techniques 91
    Yin and Yang 91
    The Five Elements 92
    JAPANESE MASSAGE - SHIATSU 96
    Shiatsu Philosophies 98
    Basic Rules When Practising Shiatsu 100
            The Meridians 102
    Shiatsu on the Face and Head 107
    Using Shiatsu for Common Ailments 111
    Chinese Massage (Tui-Na Therapy) 114
    MONGOLIAN MASSAGE, CHUA-KA 120
    TIBETAN MASSAGE 121
    NUAD BO'RARN :
    The Traditional Healing Massage of Thailand
    124
    About Thai Massage 126
    Thai Yoga Massage 127
    Chapter 5 Allied Therapies 128
    Aromatherapy Massage 128
    AROMATHERAPY OILS AND THEIR BENEFITS 132
    Facial Massage 315
    Hand Massage 316
    Which Essential Oils To Use, and When 137
    AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE THROUGH THE DAY 138
    REFLEXOLOGY 139
            Benefits of Reflexology 140
            Foot Reflexes Chart 141
            Hand Reflexes Chart 142
            Relaxation Technique 142
            Thumb Technique 142
            Index Finger Technique 143
            Rotating 143
            Flexing 143
    COMMON AILMENTS AND REFLEXOLOGY 144
    ROLFING 147
    OSTEOPATHY 149
    Chapter 6 Healing with Massage 151
    Basic Massage Techniques 151
    PREVENTIVE MASSAGE 156
    Self Massage 156
            Hand Massage 156
            Revitalising Arm and Neck Massage 157
            Leg Massage 157
            Massaging Your Partner 159
            Back Massage 160
            Arm and Hand Massage 162
    Ailment and Remedies 164
    SELF MASSAGE 167
    Massage Oils and their therapeutic qualities 169
    Basic Oils and Their Uses 169
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