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Spa Bodywork by Anne WilliamsThe ability to deliver an exceptional and satisfying spa treatment is a special skill for which massage therapists are particularly well suited. Spa treatments today are multi-layered, multi-textured works of art that combine many elements of holistic practice. They are fun to deliver and offer the therapist a creative outlet. Knowledge of spa treatments not only allows massage therapists to offer their clients more options; it gives them a competitive advantage when seeking work in the spa industry. This textbook guides the massage therapist through each step of delivering a treatment—from a consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, the supplies needed, how to set up the room and practical tips on the specific steps involved. It also provides ideas for massage therapists on how to integrate massage techniques, spa products and enhancing accents, so you can create and deliver unique services. While wet-room equipment and techniques are discussed throughout the book, the focus is on the delivery of spa treatments in a dry-room setting. This approach allows for the use of spa services in a variety of settings such as a classroom, private practice, and massage clinic or day spa without the need for expensive wet-room equipment. Spa Bodywork features: Striking full-color photographs: More than 250 photographs clearly illustrate each spa technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshots: These quick reference boxes allow the therapist to get an overview of the treatment before reading the step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes: Handy clean-up and sanitation tips are offered throughout the treatment chapters. Broaden Your Understanding Boxes: These boxes contain information that helps the massage therapist to understand the full scope of a treatment. Sample Treatments: Sample treatments offered at the end of chapters are easy to add to a menu of services and come with promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.
Publication Date: 2006-05-18
Success of a Failed Therapist by Kamillya HunterSuccess Of A Failed Therapist is without pictures or images. It is void of all the glitz and glam to which we have become accustomed in this industry and gets directly to the point. It's a motivational and professional resource for the spa business and massage practice owner. This is intended for serious business owners who are trying to turn the corner with their company.
Publication Date: 2017-08-17
Basic Clinical Massage Therapy by David M. Pounds (Illustrator); Vicki Overman (Photographer); James H. ClayThis superbly illustrated text familiarizes students with individual muscles and muscle systems and demonstrates basic clinical massage therapy techniques. More than 550 full-color illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands. Students see clearly which muscle is being worked, where it is, where it is attached, how it can be accessed manually, what problems it can cause, and how treatment techniques are performed. This edition features improved illustrations of draping and includes palpation for each muscle. An accompanying Real Bodywork DVD includes video demonstrations of massage techniques from the book.
Publication Date: 2006-12-29
The Ethics of Touch by Cherie M. Sohnen-Moe; Ben E. BenjaminIn this groundbreaking work on ethics, Ben Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe directly address the difficult, confusing, and seldom-discussed-but-often-troubling dilemmas confronting touch therapy practitioners. By honestly describing the issues, identifying clear principles, naming specific resources and using stories straight from the treatment room, they have written a book to guide, support and inspire both students and seasoned practitioners. Reflective exercises and questions allow the reader to personalize each chapter. With love and respect for the field and for clients everywhere, Dr. Benjamin and Ms. Sohnen-Moe articulate high expectations and outline practical steps to meet them. This book belongs in the office of every somatic practitioner and in the classrooms of every professional training school. The Ethics of Touch has sold 60,000 copies, and is recommended by more than 750 healing arts associations and schools. Over 250 schools require it as a text. The first edition of The Ethics of Touch was five years in the making. The second edition is significantly revised with additional and updated material, and new chapters. It is a collaborative endeavor of many knowledgeable, caring, and articulate professionals. Most massage therapists, bodyworkers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and other somatic practitioners do not receive adequate ethics training in school. This book supports hands-on professionals in expanding their knowledge about the field of ethics, to better manage boundaries, and to run ethical practices. Changes to the Second Edition: New chapters on "Communications Techniques and Strategies" and "The Team Approach" Updated Web links throughout Inclusion of Topics and Key Terms in each chapter G lossary with definitions of all the Key Terms on the chapter opener pages Additional scenarios Additional charts, tables, and figures