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Hawaiian Lomilomi or Big Island Massage
By Nancy S. Kahalewai
Paperback, 192 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition with 48 illustrations.
"Are you ready to surrender, to completely let go of your body and have it
thoroughly massaged from tip to toe with beautiful fragrant warm oils and to
allow your mind to sink into a blissful meditation or even a religious or
Lomi Lomi is a complex massage that is relaxing and therapeutic while fully
engaging all bodily senses and all the mind can do is to let go of everything it
is holding on to and all stress evaporates.
Lomi Lomi or Kahuna massage has its roots in Hawaii and the Hawaiian word lomi
lomi can mean going to and from or 'to knead', 'to squeeze' or 'to make soft'
among other similar definitions. In Pukui and Elbert's Hawaiian dictionary lomi
lomi is described as "to work in and out, as the claws of a contented cat." But
for a person raised in the islands, lomi lomi simply means massage."
extraordinary overview of traditional and contemporary lomi-lomi massage offers
a unique opportunity for readers to discover the value and wisdom of Hawaiian
cultural healing practices. Richly illustrated, this book provides an intimate
and easy to digest portrait of lomi-lomi from the perspective of the Hawaiian
It contains new photos and a thorough presentation of many popular techniques,
including the use of hot stones, plant medicines, and salt water. This new
second edition is the only comprehensive source in print today on this unique
Hawaiian art, and Author Nancy Kahalewai's entire approach is one of reverence
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Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage with
The 3rd Edition is now ENHANCED with 2 CD-ROMs that include
60 minutes of technique video, student learning exercises,
60 minutes of relaxation music, and a dermatology diagnosis
tool. Providing valuable information on how to skilfully
apply massage techniques, this practical text is the most
widely-used massage therapy resource available! The new
edition of this best-selling text includes discussions on
sanitation, hygiene, body mechanics, business practices,
and much more. Each chapter builds on the one before
it, beginning with the basics and expanding to therapeutic
applications, as well as providing an introduction to
complementary bodywork systems. Workbook features are
integrated throughout the text, with interactive case
studies that help readers understand and apply key topics.
Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy
A guide to massage as a remedial therapy for sports training and injuries. It covers the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject and shows how to work in a support role with medical practitioners treating more serious injury. It sees massage as a vital component in an athlete's training.
Touch for Health: A Practical Guide to Natural Health
with Acupressure Touch and Massage, the Complete Edition
With over 1/2 million copies in print since 1973, John
Thie's "Touch for Health" phenomenon has flourished
worldwide to help more than 10 million people in over 40
countries restore their natural healing energies and enjoy
vibrant health through his unique treatment of posture and
muscle balancing that combines simple aspects of acupressure
touch and massage. From this book, you will learn the
techniques that chiropractors, alternative health
specialists, athletic trainers, and massage therapists have
found invaluable in preventive health-care treatment.
Baby Touch: Massage and Reflexology for Babies and
Your infants and children can benefit from your giving them
massage (and so can you). Research shows children who
receive massage are more alert, gain weight faster, sleep
more soundly, and suffer less anxiety. Choose from a
10-minute massage for a newborn to techniques for older
children of any age, including a centuries-old Ayurveda
massage from India especially designed for times when kids
are overactive during the day or restless at bedtime. Photos
and captions illustrate each move of a parent's hands and a
baby's body. Soothing movements to the child's stomach can
relieve colic, and other techniques can heal common ailments
such as teething, earache, and congestion, as you make these
loving touches a part of your child's daily routine.
Hot Stone Massage (Miniature Editions)
Here's a great, indulgent gift item. Using this fun, safe
mini kit is an affordable way to experience a popular
spa-style foot treatment at home. The 32-page book of tips
and techniques comes with 8 smooth stones to warm and
massage the feet for a delicious treat.
Massage for Dummies
All the basics of quick, easy massage to relieve tension and
provide enjoyment are outlined in this mini edition.
Includes different styles from Swedish and Shiatsu to sports
and self-massage. Full color.
Milady's Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage
Lymph drainage massage is a technique utilized by
estheticians and massage therapists to provide relief from
edema, an accumulation of fluids in the tissues that causes
swelling. This book provides a scientifically accurate
explanation of the lymphatic system, the theory behind lymph
drainage massage, and explains when it should be performed.
The book also explains the application of lymph drainage
massage to the needs of well clients, rather than focusing
on pathology, since most massage therapists and estheticians
will not be treating lymph edema disease in their work.
Sensual Massage for Couples
This is the most comprehensive Gordon Inkeles massage book,
with a spectacular full body massage, exercise and bath tips
and hundreds of sensation enhancers. It's an ideal gift book
for those who are romantically inclined.
Step-by-step illustrations and great tips for erotic
stimulation show you how to enrich you love-making through
the power of touch. The book features more than 200 all new
erotic and vibrant photographs which demonstrate sensual
Erotic Passions: A Guide to Orgasmic Massage, Sensual
Bathing, Oral Pleasuring
This guide to orgasmic massage, sensual bathing, oral
pleasuring, and ancient sexual positions is a menu of sexual
pleasures crafted by a human sexuality expert. Full-colour
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