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Medical Massage Care's Pregnancy Massage
     

Medical Massage Care's Pregnancy Massage

by Philip Martin McCaulay
 
Medical Massage Care's Pregnancy Massage contains a simple pregnancy massage routine. Pregnancy massage is beneficial for back strain and strained leg muscles. The book contains over 100 photographs of pregnancy massage to illustrate the techniques. The strokes include effleurage, petrissage, friction, and compression.

The book has a pregnancy massage routine that

Overview

Medical Massage Care's Pregnancy Massage contains a simple pregnancy massage routine. Pregnancy massage is beneficial for back strain and strained leg muscles. The book contains over 100 photographs of pregnancy massage to illustrate the techniques. The strokes include effleurage, petrissage, friction, and compression.

The book has a pregnancy massage routine that includes massaging with the woman in the supine (lying on the back facing up) position and massaging with the woman in the side-lying position. For a woman lying on her side, the book contains descriptions and photos to demonstrate how to massage the back, shoulders, stomach, hips, hands, wrists, and arms. For massaging a pregnant woman who is lying in a supine position, it includes techniques for massaging the head and face, stomach, neck, legs, and feet.

Therapeutic massage improves health as a result of the positive physiological effects of soft tissue manipulation. The effects of massage on the muscular system include allowing more flexibility, the prevention of stiffness and soreness of muscles, and the removal of metabolic waste. The effects of massage on the cardiovascular system include increasing blood cell counts, increasing stroke volume, and decreasing the heart and pulse rate. The effects on the nervous system include reductions in pain, stress, and anxiety. Massage also improves the function of the lymphatic system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481099950
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/21/2012
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Martin McCaulay is a graduate of Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage. He passed both the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM). His bestselling massage books include Medical Massage Care's FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination MBLEX Practice Exams, Medical Massage Care's FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination MBLEx Study Guide, Medical Massage Care's Therapeutic Massage National Certification Practice Exams, and Medical Massage Care's Therapeutic Massage National Certification Study Guide.

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