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Learn the healing power of touch with a new, up-to-date reference from The Complete Guide to Modern Massage.
Massage is a natural method to relieve pain and reduce stress—and anyone can learn how to do it. The Complete Guide to Modern Massage offers an updated reference to learn popular techniques and feel the physical and emotional benefits of massage.
From classic styles such as Swedish or Shiatsu to new favorites like Ayurvedic and Thai, this massage guide offers illustrated, step-by-step instruction to master techniques from around the world. Complete with massage practices for pain relief, you’ll learn how to heal your family, friends, partners, and even yourself of common ailments with your own two hands.
The Complete Guide to Modern Massage includes:
An introduction to massage that outlines the history and basic principles of massage and how they relate to modern practice.
World-famous massage techniques that include Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Tui Na, Cranialsacral, Reiki, and more!
Restorative applications for healing common ailments including headaches, neck pain, PMS, lower back pain, and more.
Easy-to-follow guidance with illustrations, and simple step-by-step directions to master every technique.
Give and receive rejuvenating massages with world-famous techniques and step-by-step instructions from The Complete Guide to Modern Massage.
About the Author
RYAN JAY HOYME, LMT, BCTMB is a board-certified massage therapist and massage educator who has practiced for over two decades. He is internationally known as MassageNerd and continues to educate the community through his website and online videos.
“An effortless, straightforward, and exciting read. So much information is packed inside this book, but the simple format makes the illustrations, definitions, charts on the body, muscles, bones and simple guides clear and accessible. I highly recommend this book.”—Jane M. Loecher, LMT, BCTMB (Massage Educator)
“A great book for beginners, but even after 20 years in this industry, I learned new things. There is so much here! From the mind-body connection and the history of massage to massage techniques from around the world, there is truly something here for everyone.”—Jeppe Tengbjerg, Owner of World Massage Championship
“With such a variety of massage techniques and modalities, Modern Massage takes me back to my classroom days when my sense of curiosity and wonder about the massage profession were first piqued. This book is a great refresher for any massage therapist or a wonderful way for a beginner to start. There’s something for everyone and Ryan’s passion is an added bonus.”—Crystal Ristau, LMT, BCTMB, Mayo Clinic Massage Therapist