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The Visual Guide to Swedish Massage, Spiral bound Version, 1st Edition

  • Mark F. Beck Cooperative Training Systems
  • ISBN-10: 1133600956  |  ISBN-13: 9781133600954
  • 147 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • List Price = $ 27.95
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About

Overview

The Visual Guide to Swedish Massage clearly illustrates the practical methods for performing foundational massage therapy techniques. Readers will find this to be a helpful reference to review the proper movements to ensure the client experience is second to none.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Steps are clearly depicted by both a full-color photo and text description.
  • Over 50 images include arrows to clearly represent the massage movement.
  • Rubrics provide the ability to evaluate progress and understanding of the procedure.
  • Spiral binding allows the text to lay flat for easy reference during the procedure.

Table of Contents

I. GETTING STARTED.
1. Classification of the Basic Swedish Massage Strokes.
2. Application of Massage Movements.
3. Draping Procedures.
4. Pre-Service Procedure.
II. BASIC GENERAL MASSAGE.
5. General Arm Massage.
6. General Massage for the Foot and Leg.
7. General Massage for the Anterior Torso and Neck.
8. Changing Position from Supine to Prone.
9. General Massage for the Back of the Legs.
10. General Massage for the Back of the Body.
11. Post-Service: Completing the General Massage Session.
III. FULL BODY RELAXATION MASSAGE.
12. Massage the Face.
13. Massage the Scalp.
14. Massage the Ear.
15. Massage the Neck.
16. Massage the Arms.
17. Massage the Hand and Joint Movements for the Hands and Arms.
18. Massage the Feet.
19. Massage the Front of the Legs.
20. Massaging the Abdomen and Chest.
21. Massage the Back of the Legs.
22. Massage the Back.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

“This book is well thought out, well written and thorough. I wish this book were available to me when I was going through massage school!”

— Stephen Barlow, Every Body Cleansing Studio

“ I think this book will be a great addition to any massage program or entry-level student studying Swedish massage.”

— Felicia Brown, LMBT, Spalutions & Every Touch Marketing

“This is a needed book. The detailed step by step approach is limited in other books or publications. It is great to see a return to the details of hands on techniques and not just a quick routine.”

— Kevin Pierce. LMT, Massage Therapy Anthem Education Group

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Marketing Massage: From First Job to Dream Practice  (ISBN-10: 141803214X | ISBN-13: 9781418032142)

A practical, step-by-step guide to success for massage therapists and bodyworkers, Marketing Massage distills information drawn from hundreds of interviews with massage school owners, teachers, employers, practitioners, students, and the general public that addresses the marketing needs of virtually every type of massage practitioner, from first-time job seeker to experienced therapist. For professionals starting or growing a private practice or business, this book offers a wealth of information, including the fundamental attributes, skills, and tools necessary to attract get and keep clients. From the basics of professionalism and essential marketing tools to sophisticated marketing projects geared toward a select clientele, Marketing Massage provides the knowledge necessary to start and maintain a successful career in massage and bodywork.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

Massage Therapist's Guide to Client Safety & Wellness  (ISBN-10: 1428319220 | ISBN-13: 9781428319226)

Massage Therapist's Guide to Client Safety and Wellness is intended for future and current massage therapists alike. If you are a student or are a practicing massage therapist how many times have you asked, "What if?" questions throughout your experience and, for example, questions like: "What if my client falls off the massage table? What if my client stops breathing? What if my client develops a strange rash during the massage?" This handbook will provide answers to those questions and many others. This title is tabbed by chapter and includes First Aid and CPR, common conditions, step-by-step directions for providing a safe work environment and much more! It offers a quick reference format with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, full-color photographs, illustrations and diagrams throughout for easy identification and instructions, detailed index for easy cross-reference and appendices with important references and information. Safety checklists for each topic are enclosed at the beginning of each applicable chapter as well as a general checklist at the beginning of the book. This all encompassing reference will ensure a safer massage practice.

List Price = $47.95  | CengageBrain Price = $47.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.75

Student Supplements

Marketing Massage: From First Job to Dream Practice  (ISBN-10: 141803214X | ISBN-13: 9781418032142)

A practical, step-by-step guide to success for massage therapists and bodyworkers, Marketing Massage distills information drawn from hundreds of interviews with massage school owners, teachers, employers, practitioners, students, and the general public that addresses the marketing needs of virtually every type of massage practitioner, from first-time job seeker to experienced therapist. For professionals starting or growing a private practice or business, this book offers a wealth of information, including the fundamental attributes, skills, and tools necessary to attract get and keep clients. From the basics of professionalism and essential marketing tools to sophisticated marketing projects geared toward a select clientele, Marketing Massage provides the knowledge necessary to start and maintain a successful career in massage and bodywork.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

Massage Therapist's Guide to Client Safety & Wellness  (ISBN-10: 1428319220 | ISBN-13: 9781428319226)

Massage Therapist's Guide to Client Safety and Wellness is intended for future and current massage therapists alike. If you are a student or are a practicing massage therapist how many times have you asked, "What if?" questions throughout your experience and, for example, questions like: "What if my client falls off the massage table? What if my client stops breathing? What if my client develops a strange rash during the massage?" This handbook will provide answers to those questions and many others. This title is tabbed by chapter and includes First Aid and CPR, common conditions, step-by-step directions for providing a safe work environment and much more! It offers a quick reference format with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, full-color photographs, illustrations and diagrams throughout for easy identification and instructions, detailed index for easy cross-reference and appendices with important references and information. Safety checklists for each topic are enclosed at the beginning of each applicable chapter as well as a general checklist at the beginning of the book. This all encompassing reference will ensure a safer massage practice.

List Price = $47.95  | CengageBrain Price = $47.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark F. Beck

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.