Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice.
The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in preventing injury to the therapist. “Strategies” offers more precise protocols and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. “Caveats” details areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution.
Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and the psychology of treating injuries.
This instructional head-to-toe technique textbook is geared for massage therapists who already have had some basic training and would like to learn more about deep tissue massage. This thick reference book has 200 photographs and over 50 anatomical drawings to help explain the essentials. With encyclopedic thoroughness, longtime massage therapist Art Riggs examines all the main muscles of the body separately, discussing potential trouble spots, explaining how to apply pressure, and suggesting a variety of strokes to give relief. Meant as supplemental resource for massage therapists, this book offers tips that include how to position the client for maximum benefit and a comprehensive list of common ailments and massage solutions.
- Health + Wellness
- Massage + Reflexotherapy
- June 5, 2007
- June 5, 2007
- Art Riggs