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Indian Head Massage for Special Needs

Easy-to-Learn, Adaptable Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Promote Wellbeing

Giuliana Fenwick

Quick Overview

This guide introduces an adapted Indian head massage practice that helps to reduce anxiety and promote wellbeing in people with special needs. It comes complete with step-by-step, illustrated instructions on a full massage routine, as well as information on the theory behind the massage.
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Paperback / softback
2015, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-275-1
$24.95
Ebook
2015, ePUB, 176pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-222-7
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$24.95

Description

This complete manual introduces unique Indian head massage techniques to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, calm sensory overloads, improve sleep patterns, ease frustration and boost mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in people of all ages with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. The book provides everything you need to get started, including:

- A full, step-by-step, illustrated massage routine
- Essential tips on how to create the perfect environment and how to approach clients with special needs
- Detailed case studies
- Information on anatomy, physiology and the complementary approaches to the body
- Supplementary information on essential oils

Developed by Giuliana Fenwick through work with her son, and extensively trialled in schools and specialist colleges, this tailored Indian head massage is perfect for anyone looking to provide additional support to people with special needs, including parents and carers, teachers, teaching assistants and other school staff, complementary therapists and any other professionals working with people with special needs.

Reviews

'The book is aimed at anyone who would like to use the technique - whether qualified therapist or complete novice, whether teacher, parent or carer. Indian Head Massage for Special Needs is a valuable resource for those wanting to provide support for people with special needs, but really I'd suggest it for anyone who is interested in therapeutic touch.'
- Jane Alexander

'This technique guide introduces an adapted Indian head-massage practice that helps reduce anxiety and promote well-being in people with special needs, including those on the autism spectrum. Developed by Giuliana Fenwick through work with her son, this 176-page text includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions for a full massage session, as well as information on the theory behind the work.'
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'The book is a very interesting combination of the author's own story and a detailed approach to this type of intervention.'
- Mary Mountstephen

Authors

By (author): Giuliana Fenwick