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Body Massage for Holistic Therapists [Paperback]

Francesca Gould
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12 Jan 2004 0748776540 978-0748776542
Body Massage for Holistic Therapists completely covers the required knowledge for the VTCT Certificate in Swedish Massage and the VTCT and ITEC Diploma in Body Massage. Its also an excellent text for practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge of body massage.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes (12 Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748776540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748776542
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 18.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Francesca Gould was born in Bath, England, although has lived most of her life in Bristol. Her passion for health, beauty and fitness led to a career in teaching before becoming an author. She believes that stress and an unhealthy diet is largely responsible for poor health and accelerating the aging process; this led her to study for a Food and Nutrition BSc degree at Bath Spa University. A proud moment in her career as a writer was when, in 2008, her trivia book 'Why is Yawning Contagious?' made it into the New York times bestseller list.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I bought 'Body Massage for Holistic Therapists' among other books for a Swedish massage course I was doing. I had a look through several on the shelf & this one seemed to me to have the best layout & looked both interesting & engaging. I discovered later that the college had a recommended text which wasn't this one, but after getting my tutor to look it over she agreed that it covered everything we were going to study but just displayed it in a slightly different format. In fact most people mentioned that it actually looked better than the recommended text. To accompany the course we were given plenty of handouts which I must admit I relied on more than the book. The book has the excellent advantage of doubling as a revision guide however, as each section has several activities to complete as well as the chapters which you would need to study beforehand.

Here is a list of the Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction to Massage: History of massage, benefits of massage etc.
Chapter 2: Body Systems & the Effects of Massage: Cells, tissuses, skin, skeletal system, muscular system etc.
Chapter 3: Consultation & Planning of a Treatment: Preparation, consultation, contra-indications, referral letter...
Chapter 4: Massage Techniques & Preparing for Massage Treatment: Assessing posture, massage techniques etc.
Chapter 5: The Body Massage Routine: Full body massage, routine, aftercare advice etc.
Chapter 6: Considerations & Modifications to Massage Treatments: Specific conditions, other techniques...
Chapter 7: Legislation, Good Practice & Setting Up a Business: Heath & safety act & regulations...
Chapter 8: Examination Preparation: 40 multiple choice questions.

Each chapter ends in a 'self-test'.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Mrs. M
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As the title says 'Body Massage for Holistic Therapists'. I bought the book as I wanted something a little more indepth than the average Massage with oils book. I have a few basic books and wanted a challenge.
Unfortunately this book was too advanced for me! Think I was just being a little over enthusiastic!
Great if you are a therapist.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Francesca Gould writes in her own very informative style. As with many other books written by her; such as her book: Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists; this book is again written with great expertise and sound knowledge of the subject area she is writing about. As with all her books they provide the foundation for the subject and are useful for tutors to plan lessons and also for students taking courses of beauty therapy and holistic therapies. First class instruction!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holistics 31 Oct 2010
Exactly as detailed in the product info.
Contained everything needed for my VTCT massage exams.
Easy to understand and navigate.
Highly recommend for students.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good course reference. 26 Oct 2009
This book is ideal reference for anyone starting college massage. It covers legal aspects, ethics, contra indication, etc etc. Very informative.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as described! 25 Oct 2010
By Slippy
This book is ideal for anyone studying body massage. It has some good to do tasks within the book also, which helps to re-cap and get your brain going. I would definately reccommend this book for anyone looking to learn more about body massage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 2 Mar 2014
By rhona
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This is a good Easy reading, got everything in this book that All holistic therapists would need to know to practise
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth purchasing! 26 Feb 2014
By M
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Last year I did a massage course and this was so helpful! I still use it now! As I am dyslexic I was able to read it and understand it! I have pasted my exams!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good condition, use read, straight to the point for information. Nice to have in case I need to look back on something.
Published 6 months ago by jo williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Body Massage for Holistic Therapists
Good book, easy to read and understand. Would recommend for anyone just starting Body massage course. The tasks in the book help me to learn things much quicker!
Published 9 months ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Perfect and very informative. I would recommend this book for any student starting in holistic therapies. Step by step guides and easy to follow.
Published 9 months ago by lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased on the basis of a review by Nancy
I'm actually doing a canine myotherapy diploma, but needed a book on human massage, so went searching and saw this one, with a fantastic review of it by Nancy, who did a brief... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jacqueline Armitage
5.0 out of 5 stars Body Massage
Very good for VCTC exam , used a lot for revision . Explanations clear and easy to read , Still use now .
Published 13 months ago by H P Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book!!
Can not fault this book everything I hoped for and more!!! Great accompaniment for anyone studying holistic therapies or just as a refresher guide!! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Josie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I am Doing the VCTC in Swedish Massage this book is great as research for my assignments :) simple to understand yet informative.
Published 17 months ago by Karenina
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