Scandinavian Skincare Academy


An Introductory Guide to Massage


An Introductory Guide to Massage is an essential textbook for all those studying towards Level 3 qualifications in Body Massage. It meets the requirements of City & Guilds, ITEC and VTCT syllabuses and provides the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for successful massage treatments.

The classical/Swedish techniques that form the basis of most massage systems are thoroughly explained, and the student is introduced to the different types of massage provided by complementary, spa and sports therapists.

This practical reference also has detailed sections on preparing for treatments, consulting with clients and record-keeping, together with an overview of other therapies that are compatible with massage.

  • Clear photographs of each massage movement
  • Step-by-step routines and sequences
  • Treatment case studies, working practices & professional requirements

And this new Third Edition now includes:

  • A section on massage in a care setting
  • Enhanced information on massage mediums
  • An expanded index

Third Edition, August 2013






Publisher: EMS Publishing

Author(s): Louise Tucker

ISBN-13: 9781903348352

Format: Paperback 258mm x 199mm

Pages: 240pp

Price: £19.00


Chapter list

  1. The history of massage and its use
  2. Anatomy for massage
  3. Massage techniques
  4. Effects and benefits of massage
  5. Professional conduct and consultation
  6. Using on-site massage to treat stress
  7. What is Lymphatic drainage massage
  8. Infant and child massage
  9. Stone therapy massage
  10. Indian head massage
  11. Sports massage
  12. Other complementary therapies