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The Magic of Massage

The Magic of Massage
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Item Code: IDF207
Author: Tanushree Podder
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8122307507
Pages: 172 (Illustrated throughout B & W Figures)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.3" X 7"
weight of the book: 442 gms
About the Author:

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

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

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

CONTENTS

Preface9
Chapter 1INTRODUCTION11
Origin of Massage12
THE HISTORY OF MASSAGE THERAPY14
WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?17
        Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage20
        Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy20
        Types of Massage21
Massage and Health Benefits23
THE STAGES OF MASSAGE-HEALING25
        When Should You Seek Clinical Massage Therapy?26
USING MASSAGE FOR PAIN CONTROL27
Chapter 2MASSAGE FOR BABIES & OTHERS28
Baby Massage in Different Countries28
The Benefits of Baby Massage28
How can Massage Benefit Your Infant's Sleep?31
HOW TO MASSAGE33
Some Tips About the Massage37
HEAD MASSAGE39
        The Origins of Indian Head Massage39
        Benefits of Head Massage40
FACIAL MASSAGE43
        Benefits of a Facial Massage43
        Facial Massage for Beauty43
A STRESS RELEASE FACIAL MASSAGE45
        A DIY Facial Massage46
CELLULITE BODY MASSAGE49
        What is Cellulite?49
SPORTS MASSAGE52
        Event Massage55
        Benefits of Sports Massage56
        Aromatherapy and Sports Massage60
        Medical Massage61
WORKPLACE MASSAGE62
Chapter 3Ayurvedic & Swedish Massage63
Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Massage63
Panchakarma64
Ayurvedic Massage67
What is Kerala Massage Therapy?67
Herbal Steam Bath69
Specialised Forms of Therapy70
Abhyanga Massage72
SWEDISH MASSAGE78
        Basic Techniques of Swedish Massage78
Trigger Point Therapy85
Trigger Point Treatments87
        Guidelines for Giving Deep Tissue Massage88
        Guidelines for Receiving Deep Tissue Bodywork89
Chapter 4The Oriental Massage Techniques91
Yin and Yang91
The Five Elements92
JAPANESE MASSAGE - SHIATSU96
Shiatsu Philosophies98
Basic Rules When Practising Shiatsu100
        The Meridians102
Shiatsu on the Face and Head107
Using Shiatsu for Common Ailments111
Chinese Massage (Tui-Na Therapy)114
MONGOLIAN MASSAGE, CHUA-KA120
TIBETAN MASSAGE121
NUAD BO'RARN :
The Traditional Healing Massage of Thailand
124
About Thai Massage126
Thai Yoga Massage127
Chapter 5Allied Therapies128
Aromatherapy Massage128
AROMATHERAPY OILS AND THEIR BENEFITS132
Facial Massage315
Hand Massage316
Which Essential Oils To Use, and When137
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE THROUGH THE DAY138
REFLEXOLOGY139
        Benefits of Reflexology140
        Foot Reflexes Chart141
        Hand Reflexes Chart142
        Relaxation Technique142
        Thumb Technique142
        Index Finger Technique143
        Rotating143
        Flexing143
COMMON AILMENTS AND REFLEXOLOGY144
ROLFING147
OSTEOPATHY149
Chapter 6Healing with Massage151
Basic Massage Techniques151
PREVENTIVE MASSAGE156
Self Massage156
        Hand Massage156
        Revitalising Arm and Neck Massage157
        Leg Massage157
        Massaging Your Partner159
        Back Massage160
        Arm and Hand Massage162
Ailment and Remedies164
SELF MASSAGE167
Massage Oils and their therapeutic qualities169
Basic Oils and Their Uses169
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