Author(s): Mary Biancalana
Discover the healing power of massage therapy!With The Complete Guide to Massage, you can use the power of touch to soothe aches and wash away worries. Each page guides you through the time-honored practice with step-by-step instructions and photographs for massaging yourself and others. You'll learn the different strokes and movements within a massage as well as techniques for popular methods, including prenatal massage, Swedish massage, and trigger point therapy.Whether you're looking to relieve muscle tension, alleviate pain, or simply de-stress, The Complete Guide to Massage will help you uncover a whole new world of healing and relaxation.
Mary Biancalana, MS, CMTPT, LMT, CPT, is founder and owner of the Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief. She is a board-certified myofascial trigger point therapist and licensed massage therapist who has specialized in treating and eliminating chronic and acute soft tissue pain since 1999. She has excelled in dynamic fitness, self-care, and wellness education since 1986. Ms. Biancalana has taught thousands of massage therapists and healthcare providers advanced treatment techniques and the science behind muscle-related problems and myofascial pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia. She has authored a book and articles on trigger point pain relief. She serves as board member for many international organizations as well and is the president and annual conference chair for the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.