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Massage Therapy Manuals

Ariana and Manuals

Ariana Vincent, nationally certified massage therapy instructor and founder of the Ariana Institute for Wellness Education, aspires to share her knowledge and experience with massage therapists, bodywork professionals and the world.

The Ariana Institute’s Massage Manual Series is designed to help deepen the knowledge of current massage therapists and introduce new massage therapists to the world of massage and bodywork. This manual series has been over 16 years in the making and is a monumental achievement for the Ariana Institute. It is a perfect source of deep study for massage therapists and those seeking to expand their understanding of therapeutic modalities to further cultivate their practices!

The Ariana Institute’s Massage Manual Series features:

Each manual incorporates detailed protocols, photos, links to online videos, marketing strategies, personal stories, and resources to encourage a comprehensive understanding therapeutic modalities beneficial for yourself and your massage practice. Featured topics within the manuals are also available as NCBTMB approved online CE courses through the Ariana Institute.

To read the forewords and personal stories featured in the Massage Manual Series, visit http://www.arianainstitute.com/blog/.

For additional information about the Ariana Institute’s online continuing education and MTI courses visit http://www.arianainstitute.com/ce-online/.

MANUAL DESCRIPTIONS AND DETAILS

Advanced Massage Therapy Techniques

Advanced Techniques

The Advanced Massage Therapy Techniques Manual is designed to give massage therapists and other interested parties a look into the world of advanced massage therapy techniques. Featured topics in this manual include:

  • Sports Massage
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Chair Massage
  • Addiction Recovery and Therapeutic Massage

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Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Deep Tissue

The Deep Tissue Massage Therapy manual is designed to give massage therapists and other interested parties a look into the world of deep tissue massage therapy. The manual introduces readers to the benefits, principles, protocols for deep tissue massage including upper and lower body therapeutic techniques.

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Head, Hand, and Foot Massage Therapy

Head, Hand, and Foot

This therapy manual introduces the reader to the various modalities used in head, hand, & foot massage therapy. The manual covers history, application, other relevant information regarding the techniques of head, hand, & foot massage therapy. Featured topics in this manual include:

  • Facial and Scalp Massage
  • Reflexology for the Hands, Feet and Ears
  • Neck, Hand and Foot Massage
  • Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage

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Marketing and Practice Building for Massage Therapists

Marketing and Practice Building

The goal of the Marketing and Practice Building for Massage Therapists Manual is to educate the reader on the various professional techniques used to build and sustain a career in massage therapy and bodywork. This manual covers history, application, and other relevant information regarding professionalism, ethics, marketing, and business strategies for the massage therapist.

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Medical Massage Therapy

Medical Massage

This therapy manual introduces the reader to the various modalities used in medical massage therapy. The manual covers history, application, and other relevant information regarding the techniques of medical massage therapy. Featured topics in this manual include:

  • Headache and Allergy Relief
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • HIV/AIDS Information for Massage Therapists
  • Pain Management
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Geriatric Massage

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Mind-Body Therapy

Mind & Body Therapy

The goal of the Mind-Body Therapy Manual is to introduce the reader to the various mind-body modalities utilized in a therapeutic setting. This manual covers history, application, other relevant information regarding the techniques of mind and body therapy and its application in the massage world. Featured topics in this manual include:

  • Soothing PTSD and Trauma
  • Reiki Level One
  • Reiki Level Two
  • Reiki Level Three (Master/Teacher Level)

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Self Care for the Massage Therapist

Self Care

The goal of this manual is to introduce the reader to the various techniques useful for self care. This manual provides information on self care which focuses on helping massage therapists make their work easier on their bodies. Featured topics in this manual include:

  • Self Care and Body Mechanics
  • Stretching and Breathing
  • Meditation as a Therapeutic Tool
  • Mindfulness in a Therapeutic Setting

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Techniques in the Spa World

Techniques in the Spa World

The focus of the Techniques in the Spa World Manual is to introduce the reader to the various modalities used in spas and bodywork facilities. This manual covers history, application, other relevant information regarding the techniques and modalities within the spa world. Topics featured in this manual include:

  • Aromatherapy for Massage and Bodywork
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Couples Massage
  • Hot and Cold Stone Massage
  • Spa Techniques: Exfoliations and Body Wraps

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