Modalities for Massage and Bodywork 2nd edition (2015)
Gain a better understanding of the top modalities in massage practice with expert insight and a balanced, user-friendly approach! This current, consistently organized resource distills a wealth of information on 23 popular massage modalities into easy-to-read overviews detailing the essential principles behind each therapy. Identify the modalities that best apply to your clients, incorporate key concepts into your practice, and take the first steps toward specialization all with one helpful text!
Inside you'll find...
- Leading experts lend years of valuable knowledge and experience across a wide spectrum of massage modalities including prenatal, deep tissue, shiatsu, craniosacral, reflexology, and more.
- A companion DVD demonstrates proper techniques for 7 top modalities with over 100 minutes of detailed video footage.
- Consistently organized learning tools in each chapter ensure complete understanding of learning objectives, key terminology and relevant anatomy and physiology.
- Self-assessment tests included at the end of every chapter help you gauge your strengths and identify areas requiring further study.
- More than 265 full-color illustrations clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate body mechanics, concepts, and techniques.
Mosby Publishing © 2009 $73.95 ISBN: 978-0-323-05255-9.
Prenatal Massage: A Texbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork
This complete guide to all aspects of prenatal, labor, and postpartum massage, with a foreword by Penny Simkin, provides you with details on the intricate anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, as well as appropriate massage techniques to focus on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. It includes the fundamentals, techniques, preparation, prevention, and treatment of common problems. The wide variety of bodywork techniques, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, triggerpoint therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology, will help you provide expectant and new mothers supportive and nurturing care.
Inside you'll find...
What critics have to say:
- Information on the entire spectrum of prenatal massage in one book
- More than 350 full-color illustrations that provide a visual representation of the procedures, concepts, and techniques presented in the text
- A companion DVD
- An Evolve website containing web links and additional information for further research
- And much more!
"...(an) engaging, captivating and extremely detailed resource. This work is an authoritative volume that remains accessible to readers. Both experienced pregnancy massage therapists and students would be well advised to pick up a copy."
-- Midwifery Today
Mosby Publishing, 2008 $62.95. ISBN: 978-0-323-04253-6
A Handbook For Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy
MotherMassage is a beautifully illustrated
guide to help eliminate some of the common discomforts
fo pregnancy. Designed to be used either alone or
with a partner, MotherMassage provides
techniques for a variety of massages, including
full body massage, preparation for labor and birthing
massage, massage during postpartum and nursing stages,
and infant massage. These techniques are explained
in step-by-step, illustrated detail. Also included
are sections on reflexology, herbal remedies, and
nutritional requirements for pregnant and lactating
What critics have to say:
"Elaine Stillerman's book on mother (and father)
massage is a very interesting and contributive set
of ideas. Bravo!"
--Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
Harvard University School of Medicine
Author of Touchpoints
"I was particularly interested in Elaine Stillerman's
book on massage during pregnancy, because being
a physical therapist and masseuse myself, I think
it is a good guide to help women make their pregnancy
more comfortable through well-proved massage techniques."
--Elisabeth Bing, FACCE
Author of Six Practical Lessons For an Easier
"Educators, doulas, and midwives can enhance
their practices with knowledge and use of appropriate
massage. It's a treat to study (Stillerman's) techniques
in this handy, useable form."
"Stillerman's clear and concise writing style,
along with the easy to follow illustrations, make
this a fun and informative book to read."
"Expectant couples can look to this book for
techniques and advice on relieving the discomforts
of pregnancy through massage. Therapist Stillerman
specializes in pregnancy massage and her expertise
is evident. She begins with a chapter alphabetically
listing the common discomforts of pregnancy, then
carefully explains the proper use of massage for
each situation. Besides massage, she also advises
on herbal remedies and nutrition for pregnancy complaints,
on preparing the body for labor, on massage during
labor, and on massage for baby and mother during
the postpartum period. Throughout, she maintains
a calm, relaxing tone that well complements the
--Tracie Richardson, Booklist
Dell Publishing, 1992 $17.00. ISBN #0-440-50702-2.
Available in most book stores.
Encyclopedia of Bodywork
A 1990 study by Harvard Medical School revealed
that an estimated one fourth of the American population
sought the help of alternative health care practitioners
and paid more visits to them than all primary care
medical doctors nationwide. A reference for this
growing trend, The Encyclopedia of Bodywork:
From Acupressure to Zone Therapy explains the
practice and history of over 250 different types
of hands-on therapies, movement re-education systems,
psychological techniques, and metaphysical practices
that promote physical and emotional well-being.
Useful for practitioners, clients, students and
general readers, The Encyclopedia of Bodywork details where bodywork techniques come from, how
they are performed, and what benefits they yield.
It offers a comprehensive resource list of holistic
health care in the United States and Canada and
provides a brief bibliography for each therapy and
appendices that cover state licensing requirements.
The book also includes clear line drawings that
illustrate important concepts or techniques.
What the critics say:
"Stillerman has written a comprehensive, easy-to-read
handbook that should make a valuable contribution
to the entire field. I highly recommend it."
--Gary Null, N.D.
Author of Nutrition and Mind
"The Encyclopedia of Bodywork is an
invaluable one-stop information resource...This
encyclopedia is a must for the individual who is
curious about any of an amazingly broad range of
information dealing with the field of bodywork."
--Bill Flocco, Director, American Academy of Reflexology
"The Encyclopedia of Bodywork is a
landmark publication...an essential reference for
the general public. I highly recommend it."
--Fritz Frederick Smith, M.D., FCCAc
Founder of Zero Balancing
"The strength of Elaine Stillerman's Encyclopedia
of Bodywork is its great breadth... Readers
will find...an enormous variety of approaches, old
and new. This is a valuable reference for practitioners
and clients alike."
Author of Job's Body
Facts on File, 1996, $19.95. ISBN #0-8160-3646-2.