Massage Your Way to Wellness
Massage your way to wellness, using the skills that have been used for thousands of years. It’s good to learn a few safety caveats, as you obviously don’t want to massage over tumours or other areas that may not be good. Having said that, good massage is a way to increase circulation, soften skin and can also help pain in some circumstances. Professional massage can even help to heal injury or even reduce swollen lymph.
Avoid essential oils for pregnant/nursing or allergies/illness. Avoid near pets (air rooms before allowing them back in). Do not use essential oils, if pets sleep on your bed. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies.
Healing Massage is a book of simple techniques to soothe pain, by a highly qualified massage therapist. Find proven techniques to relieve pain including Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage and acupressure, and find soothing ways to help tense shoulders & hips, carpal tunnel syndrome, digestive issues, eyestrain and anxiety. Includes tips on aromatherapy and application of heat and ice.
Massage for Beginners is an illustrated guide making it easy for anyone to learn these healing techniques. Licensed massage therapist Rachel Beider shows how to apply this powerful wellness tool to family, friends or oneself, with easy instructions.
Ayurvedic Head Massage for Beginners is a beautifully illustrated simple guide to learn this ancient Indian method to enhance health and beauty. The book addresses safety considerations such as vital areas of caution in the neck and neck, along with caution on herbal infused oils.
The Little Book of Baby Massage offers soothing techniques that can calm a child, written by a certified Infant Massage Instructor to help colic, teething and constipation. Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a full-body massage. To a baby, touch is talk. With these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some fulfilling communicative moments. Avoid essentials oils and allergic oils (like peanut) on babies.
Trigger Point Therapy
A Little Book of Self-Care: Trigger Points offers 40 simple exercises to target long-term pain by releasing tender knots of connective tissue. The author (who runs a pain care clinic in London and Leeds) helps you locate trigger points then shows how to apply pressure, how long to sustain it and how often to repeat. Often with life-changing results.