By Anne Williams
The skill to convey an excellent and pleasant spa remedy is a unique ability for which therapeutic massage therapists are really compatible. Spa remedies at the present time are multi-layered, multi-textured artworks that mix many parts of holistic perform. they're enjoyable to bring and supply the therapist an artistic outlet. wisdom of spa remedies not just permits therapeutic massage therapists to supply their consumers extra ideas; it offers them a aggressive virtue whilst looking paintings within the spa industry.
This textbook courses the therapeutic massage therapist via every one step of supplying a treatment—from a attention of the indicators and contraindications to scope of perform matters, the offers wanted, the right way to organize the room and functional pointers on the explicit steps concerned. It additionally presents principles for therapeutic massage therapists on how one can combine therapeutic massage thoughts, spa items and embellishing accents, so that you can create and carry precise services.
While wet-room apparatus and methods are mentioned in the course of the booklet, the point of interest is at the supply of spa remedies in a dry-room environment. This method makes it possible for using spa companies in various settings similar to a lecture room, deepest perform, and therapeutic massage hospital or day spa with out the necessity for pricey wet-room equipment.
Spa Bodywork features:
awesome full-color photos: greater than 250 images essentially illustrate each one spa strategy and treatment.
remedy Snapshots: those speedy reference containers permit the therapist to get an outline of the therapy earlier than studying the step by step methods section.
Sanitation packing containers: convenient clean-up and sanitation suggestions are provided in the course of the therapy chapters.
increase Your realizing packing containers: those bins comprise info that is helping the therapeutic massage therapist to appreciate the complete scope of a treatment.
pattern remedies: pattern remedies provided on the finish of chapters are effortless so as to add to a menu of providers and are available with promotional descriptions, product innovations, and recipes for growing inviting smell-scapes.
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Additional resources for Spa Bodywork: A Guide for Massage Therapists (2nd Edition)
The client sits down on a plastic bench, and the B A FIGURE 2–6 Specialized environments. (A) Steam shower. (B) Steam canopy. (C) Sauna. indd 22 C 10/24/13 1:06 AM Chapter 2 cabinet is closed around him or her, leaving the head exposed. Steam cabinets are often used to warm and moisten product while it is absorbing into the skin. • Steam canopy: A steam canopy fits over the top of a wet table or massage table and can be used in place of a blanket for body wraps. Like a steam cabinet, the head of the client resides outside the warm and steamy interior environment, which may be used to promote detoxification or to encourage product absorption.
Next, answer everything you know first. This warms up your brain and gives you confidence. If you’re stuck, underline key words and define them in the margins of the test or on scrap paper. Thinking about key terms often unlocks the answer to a test question. Look for absolutes such as always and never. indd 30 Absolutes in an answer choice often signal that it’s the wrong choice. Finally, when your tests are returned to you corrected, look it over carefully and determine the sources of the test’s information, which helps you know what to study next time.
Electric table warmers: Electric table warmers can be used to heat up the sheets before the client gets onto the treatment table. For body wrap treatments, the client will often be lying on a piece of plastic sheeting that sits on top of a thermal blanket and wool wrap blanket. Electric table warmers cannot warm the client sufficiently through all of these layers and are not used in this situation. • Table pads: Wool and fleece table pads provide extra softness and warmth on the massage table.
Spa Bodywork: A Guide for Massage Therapists (2nd Edition) by Anne Williams