Healing Massage

Healing Massage

An A-Z Guide for More than Forty Medical Conditions for Professional and Home Use


This book has been written from years of experience in working with and teaching massage and seeks to provide practical information on using massage to treat a range of medical conditions.

Massage has been used for thousands of years to treat a whole array of conditions and was traditionally passed down through families as part of everyday life. With the increase in modern medicine two things have happened; firstly the power of massage has been largely forgotten, and secondly, with the increase of a litigious culture, it has been politicised and people have become scared to touch for fear of litigation.

This book seeks to both educate and empower two groups of people; the qualified massage practitioner wanting a ready reference book for unfamiliar conditions, and every day people wanting to help a friend or family member who is dealing with a health problem. While in many cases individuals will feel happier going to see a qualified practitioner, there may be times when for reasons of finance, life circumstances, or simply client choice, that this is not possible, and it is perfectly fine to use massage in the home.

Additional information


Full colour


978 1 905367 63 4






275 x 212 mm

Rights sold

Korean, Romanian, Simplified Chinese, Turkish


220 colour photos and images

Author biography

Maureen Abson is a fully qualified teacher with over 25 years teaching experience, from high security prison to running massage courses and training secondary classroom teachers. Maureen is passionate about high quality teaching and learning. Drawing on her own experience and teaching she developed her own style of massage combining fascial release, gentle focused pressure and deep tissue massage with a structured approach to treating hands, feet and head in order to effectively release tension in the rest of the body.

Maureen runs Fusion Massage Training© and a very busy clinic in the North of England and has travelled extensively to teach in UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, South Africa and Israel and has run retreat workshops in the US and Indonesia.