Massage Fusion is an essential companion for any manual therapist interested in treating common pain issues.
Acclaimed teachers and therapists, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari offer a practical and dynamic step-by-step approach to gaining results with persistent client problems such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ disorders, stress-related conditions and stubborn sporting injuries.
The book outlines a clear and evidence-based rationale to treatment using a clinically tried and tested combination of advanced massage techniques including myofascial work, trigger point therapy, acupressure, stretching and client self-care suggestions.
Named after the authors’ successful UK based training company, the ‘Jing method’ has helped thousands of therapists build their practices. Beautifully illustrated with clear photographs of each step, this book gives massage therapists a tried and tested blueprint for approaching chronic pain conditions with confidence.
Drawing on both the available evidence and several decades of clinical experience, Massage Fusion brings together art and science, East and West, philosophy and psychology into a joyful exploration of how to gain the best results for your clients. A must read for all bodyworkers who want to be the best!
Guidance for Massage Teachers
Dedications and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Massage fusion: The art and science of a multi-modal approach to massage therapy
Chapter 2 Back to basics: The art of advanced massage
Chapter 3 Working with emotions in bodywork
Chapter 4 Chronic pain: Are the issues in the tissues or is the pain in the brain?
Chapter 5 Clinical assessment
Chapter 6 The warm-up act: The power of hot and cold in advanced clinical massage
Chapter 7 Dedicated followers of fascia: The background and practice of fascial therapies
Chapter 8 Trigger happy! The art and science of trigger point therapy
Chapter 9 Meridian magic! Using meridians and acupressure points in massage
Chapter 10 Stretching the truth: What the new evidence tells us about stretching
Chapter 11 The importance of teaching self care
Chapter 12 Low back pain protocol
Chapter 13 Neck and shoulder pain protocol
Chapter 14 Shoulder girdle pain protocol
Chapter 15 Forearm and wrist pain protocol
Chapter 16 Hip and pelvis pain protocol
Chapter 17 Leg, knee and foot pain protocol
Chapter 18 Temporomandibular joint pain protocol
Chapter 19 Stress and chronic pain protocol
Online Client self-help sheets