RamblemuseSM Annotated Bibliography for Massage
Pregnancy & Infant Massage
The Female Pelvis Anatomy & Exercises.
, illustrated ed., Eastland Press, ISBN: 0939616386, 159 pages, $24.95 USD.
The book begins with a description of the functional anatomy of
the pelvis, and how it responds to pregnancy and childbirth. This
is followed by a series of specific exercises, initially for
self-discovery, and then to increase the flexibility, strength,
and coordination of the pelvic functions
Swedish Child Massage: A Family Guide to Nurturing Touch.
, 1st ed., Swedish Health Institute, ISBN: 0971812403, 144 pages, $24.95 USD.
"Swedish Child Massage" is a handbook on touch and massage
directed to parents and caregivers. The first section of the book
covers the importance of touch in child development. Following is
an illustrated section on how to do infant massage. The book
continues to examine the tactile need as the child grows, and
there are instructions on hands-on techniques for each developing
stage. Child Massage and Buddy Massage is presented and
illustrated. The book ends with a chapter on physiological effects
of massage and touch based on research and medical sources.
Vimala Schneider: 2000.
Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents.
, revised ed., Bantam, ISBN: 0553380567, 272 pages, $17.00 USD.
Discover the gentle art of "Infant Massage" In this completely
updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder
of the International Association of "Infant Massage", and its
premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the
techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful
and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you why
a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your
child and yourself.
Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive
Practioners' Guide to Pregnancy, Labor, Postpartum.
, 1st ed., Body Therapy Associates, ISBN: 0966558502, 177 pages, $24.95 USD.
If you are like most massage therapists, you prop a pregnant woman
with multitudes of pillows then modify your general massage routine
for the unusual position — not fathoming the extensive
physiological, structural, and emotional adaptations of pregnancy
— without the assurance of well researched, sound safety
guidelines...and with the highest intentions to enhance the new
mother's childbearing experience. Now, spirit and practice can
coalesce with the guidance of this textbook. Thorough clinical
protocols and relevant procedures, supplemented by abundant
references, photos and illustrations, bring over 22 years of
maternity massage therapy expertise to your hands. This book will
give you the comprehensive foundation you need to safely and
effectively support the birth of a mother and her baby.
The Nurturing Touch at Birth: A Labor Support Handbook.
, updated & revised 2nd ed., Cutting Edge Press, ISBN: 0964115980, 192 pages, $15.95 USD.
The heart of this book centers around the supportive care given to
the laboring mother and details the labor support techniques
useful when caring for the laboring woman. The topics include
let's talk about pain, trusting relationships, the value of
education, communications skills and tools, relaxation,
affirmation, visualization, touch and massage, aromatherapy, music
therapy, visualization,breathing techniques, focusing, rituals,
therapeutic use of water, reflexology, acupressure, reflexology,
maternal positioning and other strategies and techniques like the
birth ball, lunge, dangle, towel pull, pelvic circles and use of
Mother Massage: A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of
, reprint ed., Delta, ISBN: 0440507022, 192 pages, $17.00 USD.
"A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy" presents
massage as a sensuous, relaxing, and loving treatment that has the
added bonus of being especially good for you. It’s the
perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being.
During pregnancy, your body is undergoing many changes, some of
them stressful and discomforting. "Mother Massage", by licensed
massage therapist Elaine Stillerman, is a beautifully illustrated
guide to help eliminate some of these adverse effects.
Prenatal Massage: A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork (Mosby's Massage Career Development).
, 1, Mosby, ISBN: 0323042538, 480 pages, $41.95 USD.
Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this
comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology
of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage
techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and
postpartum. You'll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations
of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish
massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point
therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. A companion DVD
packaged with the book enables you to watch demonstrations of
techniques. Contraindications and precautions are also provided
where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for
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