This practical, detailed, and accessible guide to using massage to treat a range of medical conditions will educate and empower both massage practitioners and n-professionals who want to safely and effectively make a difference in the well-being of a friend or family member. Chapters are conveniently organized alphabetically, so that the reader can easily find helpful treatments for more than 40 medical conditions such as asthma, cancer, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis. Bringing togetherEastern and Western understandings of the body, health, and wellness, this user-friendly sourcebook defines and details each of the conditions, any contraindications to massage, and massage protocols and instructions, including how often treatment should be administered.Healing Massagecan make treatment and pain relief both available and affordable to those who might t have access to expensive professional treatment. It can also provide substantial and detailed information to practitioners t familiar with a specific condition. Written by a leading massage practitioner and international teacher, this book will be a will be an essential reference in the office or at home.
Maureen Abson has more than twenty-five years teaching experience. In the course of her practice, she developed her own style combining fascial release, gentle focused pressure, and deep tissue massage with a structured focus on treating hands, feet, and head to be able to release tension in the rest of the body. Abson runs Fusion Massage Training(c)and a very busy clinic in the North of England, and has travelled extensively to teach in the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, South Africa, and Israel. She has also run retreat workshops in the U.S. and Indonesia.