Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective Strain-free Massage
The focus is on how to use your body safely and effectively in massage sessions. This includes involving your whole body to generate the power and movement that supports your working hands, saving your hands by using them skilfully, and conserving them by using other body areas such as your forearms and elbows whenever possible. Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective Strain-free Massage is essential reading for anyone involved in massage.
Darien Pritchard provides advanced training courses for massage practitioners, and is a guest teacher in training courses for blind and visually impaired practitioners in Britain and Scandinavia. Darien is a member of the Massage Training Institute (MTI), and with Su Fox, co-authored Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist. For further information, see www.dynamicmassage.co.uk
“It is vitally important that massage therapists use their bodies correctly if they are to work efficiently, strongly and safely. Darien has gone into great detail and covers this subject clearly and comprehensively. With the guidance given here, massage therapists can enjoy long and healthy careers, and achieve better results too.”
Mel Cash B.A., M.I.S.R.M., Founder of the London School of Sports Massage and the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage, author of Sport and Remedial Massage.
Contents: Dynamic Bodyuse for Massage: an overview, Preparations, Using the Hands: the Traditional Tools of Western Massage, Other Working ‘Tools’: Hands-free Massage, Using Your Body to Support Your Working Tools, Integrated Bodyuse for Massage, Bodyuse for Common Massage Strokes, Varied Working Situations, Self-Maintenance for the Practitioner.