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Spa Bodywork: A Guide for Massage Therapists / Edition 1
     

Spa Bodywork: A Guide for Massage Therapists / Edition 1

by Anne Williams
 

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ISBN-10: 0781755786

ISBN-13: 9780781755788

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Whether you are a practicing massage therapist or a massage therapy student, you’ll find everything you need to know to incorporate multi-layered and multi-textured spa treatments into your massage practice with Spa Bodywork, Second Edition.

Featuring new treatments, new photos, new technique video clips, and an expanded set of online

Overview

Whether you are a practicing massage therapist or a massage therapy student, you’ll find everything you need to know to incorporate multi-layered and multi-textured spa treatments into your massage practice with Spa Bodywork, Second Edition.

Featuring new treatments, new photos, new technique video clips, and an expanded set of online tools, the Second Edition helps you develop the skills you need to gain a competitive advantage when seeking work in the spa industry or adding spa treatments to your private practice.  

All treatments—from salt and sugar glows to body polish to stone massage—are covered in step-by-step detail, illustrated with photographs that show how to position the client and how to apply products such as seaweed, essential oils, and mud, and enhanced by exciting online video clips that bring techniques to life.  

While wet-room equipment and techniques are covered, the book focuses on spa treatments that can be done in dry-room settings, such as massage clinics or day spas—without need to purchase expensive equipment. This proven resource will help you:


 • Hone your skills in popular spa techniques ranging from draping to body polish to stone massage with step-by-step coverage of each treatment, enhanced by over 90 minutes of video clips.
 • Deliver treatments that reflect the most current trends in spa treatments with practical coverage of the latest techniques, a new chapter showing how spa techniques can be easily used to enhance wellness massage,, and new photographs.
 • Master important details of each treatment with tips on indications and contraindications, equipment needs, product choices, promotion, and client management.
 • Prepare for a successful career in the spa industry with practical advice on how to develop original services, write a spa program, create a spa menu, and handle marketing, retail sales, and budgeting.
 • Master key concepts and skills with summaries, review questions, references, fill-in-the-blank questions, and a Spa Fusion section at the end of each chapter that includes study tips, fun activities, professional development ideas, and more). 
To further ensure success, the book is accompanied by FREE resources, including 90 minutes of technique video clips, a quiz bank, and sample forms, as well as a fully searchable online version of the text that provides anytime, anywhere access to the book’s content and images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781755788
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

SPA FOUNDATIONS
Overview of the Spa Industry
Preparation for Spa Treatment Delivery
Foundation Skills for Spa Treatment Delivery
Water Therapies
Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa

TREATMENTS
Exfoliation Treatments
Body Wraps
Spa Foot Treatments
Fangotherapy
Thalassotherapy
Ayurveda for Spa: An Introduction
Stone Massage

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Treatment Design and the Signature Spa Treatment
Careers in Spa

Appendix A: Master List of Essential Oils and Botanical Names
Appendix B: Resources
Appendix C: Ready to Copy Forms
Appendix D: Answers to Chapter Review Questions

Glossary

Index

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