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Secrets of a Healer – Magic of Massage

Today one of the most commonly used massages in the world is Swedish Massage. It is typically known as a muscle massage, originally used on gymnasts; great for relief and relaxation for stressed and tired muscles. Learn how to do a relaxation massage on your partner and family, even great to learn for self-massage.

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Secrets of a Healer – Magic of Massage

Today one of the most commonly used massages in the world is Swedish Massage. It is typically known as a muscle massage, originally used on gymnasts; great for relief and relaxation for stressed and tired muscles. Learn how to do a relaxation massage on your partner and family, even great to learn for self-massage.

The techniques of Effleurage-light and deep stroking, Petrisage- kneading, Tapotement-hacking, or slapping, Friction-working with the fingertips will be taught in this workshop. You will learn how to do massage; dry with a person clothed and with oil (on the back, arms, legs, and head).

Add your aromatherapy knowledge and it becomes a combined healing modality.

Contents:

PART ONE

What is Massage?

History of Massage

Spa Massage vs  Massage Therapy

Types of Massage

Benefits of Massage

Contra-Indications

Contra-indication Subgroups

Fixed Contra-Indications

Flexible Contra-indications

Other Important Considerations

Refusal to Massage

Client/Practitioner Boundaries

What Comes Next?

Basic Anatomy and Physiology –  Specific for Relaxation Massage

Muscle Chart

Origin to Insertion

Contraction

Fiber Direction

Fascia

Anatomical Position

Movements of the Body

Body Mechanics/Ergonomics

Client Care

Draping/Toweling

Your Mood

Massage Oil

Grapeseed OilVitis vinifera

Olive OilOlea europaea

Coconut OilCocos nucifera

Jojoba OilSimmondsia chinensis

Castor OilRicinus communis

Massage Table or Chair

PART TWO

Setting up for the Massage

General Rules to Massage

Basic Movements

Resting Position

Effleurage  (Broad stroke)

Stroking  (Broad and Intermediate stroke)

Pétrissage  (Intermediate and Specific stroke)

Compression  (Intermediate stroke)

Friction  (Intermediate stroke)

Vibration  (Intermediate and Specific stroke)

Tapotement/Percussion  (Specific stroke)

Athletic Massage

Baseball

Golf

Hockey

Racket Sport-Tennis

Skiing/Snowboarding

Soccer

Swimming

Abdomen/Stomach Massage

Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massage

Breast Massage

Chair Massage

2 Minute Massage

5 Minute Massage

10 Minute Massage

15 Minute Massage

Facial Massage

Spa Facial

Hand Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Equipment Needed

Hot Stone Session

Lymph Drainage Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Scalp Massage

Swedish Massage Relaxation Routine

Table Shiatsu

TIPS and TRICKS to having a pain free body

Bibliography

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