Massage Basics: A Guide to Swedish, Shiatsu, and Reflexology Techniques

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Cengage Learning, 2001 - 148 pages
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Do you want to learn more about massage or how to give one? Drawing on the expertise of leading massage educators, this book demonstrates in detail the massage movements and procedures that professional therapists use. With precise, two-color drawings and photographs, all of the common techniques used in Swedish massage, Shiatsu, and Reflexology are clearly shown and explained. From simple, relaxing movements to pressure point therapy, the steps needed to give an effective, complete body massage can be mastered quickly. Enjoy the benefits of health and well-being through massage for yourself and others with Massage Basics.

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Mark Beck began his massage career in 1974 after completing a massage apprenticeship under the guidance of Bob Rogers. He completed a program to become a holistic practitioner in 1979 and has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education classes. Mark owned and directed two massage schools and remains active in state and national professional massage organizations. Most recently he was an inaugural board member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Educators (2010-2014). He holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education with an emphasis in massage therapy from the University of Idaho. Mark developed the Structural Muscular Balancing Seminars and is coauthor of the Structural Muscular Balancing Manual. Because of a spinal cord injury in 1990, Mark retired from the practice of massage therapy but continues to be an advocate for excellence in massage education.

Rowan is based in Seattle, Washington and works as a Program Manager for the ADO.Net Entity Framework team at Microsoft. Prior to moving to the US he resided in the small state of Tasmania in Australia. Rowan speaks at technical conferences and blogs at http: //romiller.com. Outside of technology Rowan's passions include snowboarding, mountain biking, horse riding, rock climbing and pretty much anything else that involves being active. The primary focus of his life, however, is to follow Jesus.

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