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Indian Head Massage Third Edition [Paperback]

Helen McGuinness
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25 May 2007 0340946040 978-0340946046 3rd Revised edition
Indian Head Massage covers the fundamentals of the subject, from anatomy and physiology to health and safety, massage routines and marketing techniques.

The new edition contains new information on Ayurveda and hair oils and covers the specifications for all major examining boards including the VTCT and ITEC diplomas as well as the Indian head massage units for Beauty Therapy NVQ 2 and 3.

Full of step-by-step photographs, FAQs and definitions, and including a free CD-ROM with interactive revision activities, this is an essential text for all students of Indian head massage.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Education; 3rd Revised edition edition (25 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340946040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340946046
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 19 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In Helen McGuinness' book, everything is explained in detail but presented in a clear style that makes it easy to absorb and remember ... I feel that this book is an exceptional guide on learning about the ancient holistic treatment of Indian Head Massage."

(ICM Journal)

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Fully revised in line with the specifications for all major examining boards, containing new, step-by-step photographs and an interactive CD-ROM, this is essential reading for all students of Indian head massage.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indian Head Massage made simple 9 Jan 2008
By KimE
If you are new to the world of massage or just starting out with a general interest in the subject, THIS is the book to get.....
It's consise clear and fully explains the subject in great depth, pictures are included to aid understanding and the text is well written
One can read it from cover to cover or dip in to find interesting new techniques. All aspects of massage are covered from being able to relieve stress for family and friends to setting up a business
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book 2 May 2010
By Miss
Again another brilliant book by Helen McGuinness. Very informative and everything you will need to know about Indian Head massage. Easy to understand and even comes with a DVD! Great book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not thought out! 3 April 2011

I have enrolled on a 17 week Indian Head Massage course and bought this book to support my training. Another I was going to buy had poor reviews which highlighted inaccuracies. Well I think this suffers to some extent from the same thing and the diagrams - which you complete as a task - are not useful because you DO NOT get the correct answers shown in the book. So it is useless in that respect.

I feel that it is totally pointless asking questions if you do not provide the answers somewhere in book so that the user can check out his/her progress. Some of the descriptions relating to odd items are 'woolly' and overall I think this a is a 'dumbed down' book for yet another course which has been has pumped up just so you can get a certificate.

NOT a wise buy I'm afraid. On a good note I am enjoying the actual massage. Best wishes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really useful 26 Feb 2010
I bought this whilst studying for a VTCT course in IHM. I'd spent weeks scouring local libraries for relevant books but many disappeared from libraries. This was a really useful book to buy. It's well laid out and seems to cover everything I need. The accompanying CD is really useful with interactive questions and tasks to help me revise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Indian Head Massage, Helen McGuiness 21 April 2010
This book was really helpful with my Indian Head Massage course. Contains history, application, practical diagrams along with example forms to use for beginners. Also comes with a CD which contains practise exam questions - helpful for revision.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very quick delivery 20 May 2014
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Pleased with this book's quick delivery as I had previously ordered it through someone else and it did not arrive. A perfect guide to learning Indian Head Massage and a good reference point for the future. A great addition to my library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must 26 Feb 2014
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This book really does help if you are on an Indian Head Massage course, this book defintely helped me pass my IHM exam.
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I have done Indian Head Massage years ago and I want it new reminder and also to be in English as I have done in different language. Easy to understand. Very happy with it,
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars text book
superb book full of everything required and more to gain professional qualification in indian head massage. Used to gain a VCTC.
Published 13 months ago by diane
4.0 out of 5 stars Course Book
Used this as part of a complementary therapies course and it was a good book, especially when it came to writing case studies, found it very helpful.
Published 15 months ago by Maggie Kerr
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by ITEC
This book was essential reading course book for ITEC Indian Head Massage Course. It is a good book but ITEC takes very little from the book for its curriculum but thats not the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by margaret yatmaz
4.0 out of 5 stars Indian Head Massage Book
The book was what I requested and arrived when stated, the book was in good condition except there was some pen marks/comments written by the previous owner inside it which was not... Read more
Published on 2 Sep 2012 by J P
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for anyone doing an IHM course
A good second hand copy of this edition was perfectly adequate when I did my course in 2011-12 and was significantly cheaper than the then current version, although this edition... Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2012 by Mark This
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know....do yourself a favour and buy this book
I bought this book a short while ago and absolutely love it! Helen McGuiness has covered just about everything to do with Indian Head Massage in this book. Read more
Published on 16 Sep 2011 by angel
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I am currently studying Indian Head Massage and bought this book as a result of my tutor using this book during my course. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2011 by scottie
5.0 out of 5 stars IHM by Helen McGuinness
I love this book, simple to read and take in. Everything from techniques to A&P. The CD Rom is a fun way of learning if you are like me and dont necessary take everything in from... Read more
Published on 31 Jan 2011 by Bikerbabe9
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but wish I could play the DVD ROM on my Mac!
I am currently studying for a Diploma in Indian Head Massage and am finding this book a great help. It was given to my class as a course book by the college (city and guilds... Read more
Published on 30 Dec 2010 by Sara Hyena
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