This is the second edition of a highly successful book, first published in 2008. It is written by a well-known and respected American massage therapist who is both a teacher and a practitioner so knows what the learner needs to know.
The new second edition is in full colour (previous edition in 2-colour only) and is highly illustrated with many new photos and line diagrams.
New for the second edition:
Fully revised and updated content
Updated scientific research
Inclusion of new treatments, including sensory stimulation foot bath, charcoal pack, hot towel roll, 'the World's Best Back Massage' sequence, local charcoal bath, anti-inflammatory leg wrap, Epsom salt compress, heat lamp, heat-trapping compress
Increased coverage of incorporating herbs and essential oils into treatments
Increased coverage of hydrotherapy and pain relief
Many new case histories
More illustrations, including color for the first time
More review questions
More home hydrotherapy handouts for clients to help them make progress between sessions