An holistic guide to massage : from beginner to advanced by Tina Parsons

By Tina Parsons

An Holistic advisor to therapeutic massage comprises the hyperlinks among physique, brain and soul within the look for health. This process has no longer been taken via the other textual content written approximately therapeutic massage. different texts at the moment to be had are likely to specialize in one thought and one thought in basic terms, while this booklet encourages scholars to examine the broader picutre encompassing assorted theories. scholars are then capable of make their very own brain up approximately which therapeutic massage remedy to perform.

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We can avoid potential dangers when we see them. g. we quickly move away from something that is too hot, too cold, too sharp etc. g. strong emotions are communicated through sound. g. spitting out foul-tasting food. g. air that may be harmful. e. we may learn to avoid certain known stressors. The initial encounter with a stressor at this level is known as the alarm phase. In response to touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste, the body initiates the release of the hormone adrenalin into the bloodstream.

G. National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) have An A–Z of massage therapies provided greater access to massage and massage-related training. g. Swedish massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology, sports massage etc. In addition, individual massage specialists have undertaken their own research and through personal experience have adopted and adapted ancient techniques and/or developed their own new methods of massage. These developments have almost taken us full circle: today there is an increased awareness of the benefits of combining medical practices with the application of therapeutic massage for the health and well-being of the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Think also about the effect this has had on you, your relationship with the animal and your life generally. Direction of nerve impulse towards the brain Sensory receptor Nerve action nerve endings on muscle fibres (motor end plate) muscle fibre Nerve action direction of nerve impulse from the brain cell body in CNS Knowledge review Knowledge review 1 What is the difference between the art and science of massage? 2 With which industry did massage develop in the West during the twentieth century?

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