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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction
Welcome
A Brief History of Massage
The Benefits of Massage
About this Book

Chapter 2
Planning Your Session
Types of Strokes
Knots
Pain
The Skill of Palpation
Trigger Points
Preparation for Massage
Precautions
Communication

Chapter 3
Self-Care for the Provider
Stretches
Ergonomics During a Session

Chapter 4
GETTING TO WORK
Positioning for Comfort
Opening a Session
Closing a Session
Hand Positions
Massage for Shoulders
Massage for Back
Massage for Neck
Massage for Arms
Massage for Hands
Massage for Back of Legs
Massage for Front of Legs
Massage for Feet
Hand Techniques
Massage for Head and Scalp
Using a Foam Roller
Massage for Face
Massage for Relaxation

Chapter 5
TREATMENT PLANS
Massage for Headaches
Massage for Sinus Congestion
Massage for Constipation
Massage for Menstrual Cramps
Massage for Pain Relief
Massage for Insomnia
Massage for Inflammation
Massage for Arthritis

Chapter 6
SELF-MASSAGE
Hand Techniques
Using a Foam Roller
Using a Ball

Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

About the Author

Rachel Beider is a licensed massage therapist and owner of two clinical massage studios in Brooklyn, NY. She sits on the boards of the Swedish Institute and Pacific College, teaches massage workshops, and helps wellness professionals start and grow their private practices.

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