The Essential Guide to Holistic and Complementary Therapy

The Essential Guide to Holistic and Complementary Therapy

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The Essential Guide to Holistic and Complementary Therapy is the most comprehensive text currently available, designed to meet the demands of teachers and the wider industry for a book that addresses both the core subjects of holistic and complementary therapy and individual topics such as reiki and colour therapy. This book provides the ideal introduction for anyone studying one or more modules in any of the holistic and complementary therapies. It is also suitable for anyone with a general interest in holistic and complementary therapies. This inspirational text covers aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology and body massage in accordance with the VTCT Holistic and Complementary Diplomas and the City a Guilds Progression Awards courses. It offers equal coverage of other popular therapies including reiki, crystal therapy, colour therapy, thermal auricular therapy, stress management, holistic facial and hot stone therapy. Foundation knowledge for all therapists in the areas of anatomy and physiology, chemistry, health and safety and client consultation is also included.You will need the following equipment and resources: massage medium - oil (a suitable carrier or blended massage oil), cream, talc or talc subsitute surgical spirit or antiseptic ... A medium should be pleasant to use and have a soft, fluid feel (with the exception of talc). ... Too much oil will weaken grip and tissue contact.

Title:The Essential Guide to Holistic and Complementary Therapy
Author:Helen Beckman, Suzanne E. Le Quesne
Publisher:Cengage Learning EMEA - 2005


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