Healing Massage

Healing Massage : A Simple Approach

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Providing a massage for healing and well being can be one of the most therapeutic things you offer someone. With the help of this book, you'll learn a series of brief message routines including a one-minute foot massage, a three-minute shoulder rub, plus short routines using lotion for back, shoulders, neck and feet. Step-by-step and visual instructions help you master the techniques. The focus is on massage scenarios that can be realistically incorporated into a busy schedule. The authors address the role that message can play in facilitating well-being and healing, and offer explanations for the links between thoughts, feelings, and stress, and how they affect body tension. massage is discuss for patients with a variety of health conditions. Key features: * Focuses on brief, effective massages * Detailed photographs and diagrams show close up techniques * Places healing massage in context of health and well-being * Step-by-step and visual instructions * Written in conversational tone (holistic nursing, CAM, alternative medicine, complementary medicine, nursing)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 30mm | 739.35g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766806928
  • 9780766806924

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: To Touch Another. Chapter 1: What is Massage? Chapter 2: The Healing Power of Touch. Part II: The Healing Benefits of Massage. Chapter 3: Stress and the BodyMind Connection. Chapter 4: Physical, Mental and Emotional Benefits of Massage. Chapter 5: Massage as a Nursing Intervention. Part III: Massage Techniques for Nurses. Chapter 6: On Beginning to Learn Massage. Chapter 7: Creating a Healing Environment. Chapter 8: A Massage Without Lotion. Chapter 9: A Massage With Lotion. Chapter 10: When You Want to Learn More. Part IV: The Practice of Massage. Chapter 11: On Learning and Teaching. Chapter 12: On Giving and Receiving. Part V: The Art of Massage. Chapter 13: Everything You See Is An Energy Event. Chapter 14: More Than Meets the Eye.show more

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About Marsha Walker

Jonathan Walker became a Registered Massage Therapist in 1980 and began a private practice with Marsha Jelonek Walker. In 1994, after practicing and teaching massasge for 14 years, Jonathan received his Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Instructional Design for Learning Technologies. In addition to his continuing interest and involvement in spirituality, healing, and teaching, he has worked as a freelance writer and designer in insutructional media. Marsha Jelonek Walker became a Registered Massage Therapist in 1980 and began a private practice. In 1992 she received her Masters Degree in Nursing and went on in 1994 to help develop a Holistic Nursing Series for the Continuing Education Department at the University of Texas School of Nursing in Austin. She continues to enjoy her private practice and is on the faculty of the Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin. In 1997, she became a Certified Holistic Nurse and is now working on her Ph.D. in Holistic Adult Nursing.show more

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