By Mo Rosser
This re-creation of physique therapeutic massage: remedy fundamentals has been completely up-to-date to fulfill the necessities of the subsequent awarding our bodies: NVQ/SVQ attractiveness treatment point three; Edexcel nationwide degree in attractiveness treatment; VTCT and ITEC. This booklet encompasses a fresh color part and updated diagrams and images all through. Written by means of knowledgeable within the box, this version is aimed essentially at point three scholars, and comprises new fabric on future health, safeguard and hygiene to fulfill the legislative specifications for therapeutic massage practitioners. a brand new part introducing complex therapeutic massage thoughts and passive events offers additional info for the scholar attracted to learning past point three. complete evaluation tips can also be integrated.
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Physiology is the study of how the body functions. The following section will provide you with basic information relating to the structure and function of each of the body systems and will explain the effects of massage on each one. The body is made up of billions of cells containing chemical elements that carry out all the functions that are essential for maintaining life. These cells group together to form tissues, 47 Body Massage Therapy Basics which further group together to form the body organs; many organs join together to form the systems of the body.
Contact your Local Authority and ask for the regulations relating to setting up a business offering massage. 30 Health, safety and hygiene ❖ Hygiene ❖ Hygiene deals with the precautions and procedures necessary for maintaining health and preventing the spread of disease. In the salon the highest priority must be given to preventing infection, cross-infection and infestation. The massage therapist carries a heavy responsibility for protecting him/herself, other staff and the clients from the risk of contamination by microorganisms that cause disease.
If small, they may be covered with a waterproof plaster and fingerstall. 4 Therapists or clients with any infection or infestation should not give or receive treatment until the conditions have been medically treated and cured. 5 All clients should shower and the client’s skin should be cleaned before treatment with surgical spirit or Savlon wipes. Any cuts and abrasions must be covered with a waterproof plaster. 6 Clean towels and sheets must be provided for every client; these should be carefully removed after treatment and placed in a laundry basket/bin.