Whether you want to (1) learn about the different types of massages available, (2) decide what type of massage will best suit your needs, or (3) get help in finding the right therapist, this book will teach you everything you need to know.
For each massage therapy described in this book, I provide information on its origin as well as the primary techniques that are used to provide treatment. I also explain what the patient will experience during their appointment and what sort of training is required of the therapeutic practitioner. If you are looking to find the best type of massage therapy that will suit your individual needs, then this book will serve you well.
The hands of a trained massage therapist can accomplish wonders. While I would be quick to say that massage therapy is not a cure-all, if people only knew how they could be helped through massage, there would be a lot less suffering in the world! Most people know that massage is designed to relax tight muscles, and that is a large part of its usefulness. However, beyond that, massage therapies have documented evidence of relieving symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, sinus infections, migraines, depression, anxiety, skin ailments, carpal tunnel syndrome, and much more!
While most massage therapies are experienced one-on-one with a therapist, there are two types of massage that are designed for couples. These are legitimate therapies that are prescribed at times by professionals who serve patients with relational or sexual dysfunctions. We’re not talking about seedy massage parlors here; both tantric and erotic massage can take place in the office of a certified professional who is trained in their practices.