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Deep Tissue Massage: Hands-on Guide for Therapists

By: Johnson, Jane

MSRP: $39.00

ISBN-10: 0736084703
ISBN-13: 9780736084703
SKU: 7360JOH8470


Many clients enjoy the sensation of deep tissue massage. Yet some therapists shy away from incorporating this form of massage into their treatments, believing it to require the application of force greater than what they can deliver. Or they are anxious about how to apply pressure safely. ... Deep Tissue Massage explains techniques for avoiding overuse of your hands by incorporating the forearms, fists, and elbows. Throughout the book Client Talk boxes present tips for effective dialogue between therapist and client to ensure expectations are met and the client's limits for handling deep pressure are not exceeded. A photo gallery index provides a quick reference for treatment ideas or for checking technique. Whether you are new to massage or a therapist with many years of experience, Deep Tissue Massage will be a great companion resource. Novices will love the easily accessible language and organization of this book, while veteran therapists will check technique and add variety to existing treatment routines. If used in a classroom setting, this book can stimulate debate and discussion about the proper use of deep tissue massage.

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Style Number: 7360JOH8470

Pages: 200

Edition: 01

Publisher: Human Kinetics | Publish Date: 09/10 | Copyright 2011

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