The Essential Guide to Holistic and Complementary Therapy is the most comprehensive text currently available, designed to meet the demands of teachers and the wider industry for a book that addresses both the core subjects of holistic and complementary therapy and individual topics such as reiki and colour therapy. This book provides the ideal introduction for anyone studying one or more modules in any of the holistic and complementary therapies. It is also suitable for anyone with a general interest in holistic and complementary therapies. This inspirational text covers aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology and body massage in accordance with the VTCT Holistic and Complementary Diplomas and the City & Guilds Progression Awards courses. It offers equal coverage of other popular therapies including reiki, crystal therapy, colour therapy, thermal auricular therapy, stress management, holistic facial and hot stone therapy. Foundation knowledge for all therapists in the areas of anatomy and physiology, chemistry, health and safety and client consultation is also included.
Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments 1. Health and safety 2. Foundations of chemistry 3.Understanding energy 4. Anatomy and physiology 5. Client care 6. Nutrition 8. Posture and figure analysis 9. Classification of massage techniques 10. Body massage 11. Aromatherapy ' 12. Chemistry and essential oils directory 13. Holistic facial 14. Indian head massage 15. Reflexology 16. Stress management 17. Crystal therapy 18. Colour therapy 19. Thermal auricular therapy 20. Reiki 21. Hot Stone therapy 21. Managing and marketing Index