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Practical Massage in Twenty Lessons


Practical Massage in Twenty Lessons

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    Hartvig Nissen (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ELEVENTH LESSON. General Massage has within the last twenty years become of such great importance in the treatment of many kinds of ills that I wish to take it up as a special branch of massage. Twenty years ago it was hardly known in Europe, and even to-day we hear the young masseuses, who have recently come over from Sweden, saying that they don't like to give 'general' massage and don't care for such cases. The real reason is that they have not learned that kind of massage in Sweden. They have had a thorough course in medical gymnastics and local massage, but not in general massage: and because the American people have come to look to every Swede as a natural masseuse, which, however, is a great mistake, these inexperienced young ladies put on the air of authority and knowledge and scorn the idea of giving general massage. My advice to all newcomers is to learn general massage as quickly as possible, and also to learn how American patients are treated, and even to take a short course of study here before they visit the physicians with their cards. There was a time when 'graduated from Sweden' was the best possible recommendation on a card, but that time has passed, since we have just as good schools right here where the theory is broader and the practical work even more practical. It is true that general massage is often used when medical gymnastics with some local massage would do more good. But when the customer (I can hardly call her patient) prefers the 'massage' as a mode of exercise which she enjoys and therefore also finds it beneficial, I think the masseuses ought to be thankful that there are so many well-to-do women who are willing to employ them. General massage is of great benefit in cases where the patient is unable to sit up, either from sicknes...
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  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Hartvig Nissen (Author)
  • General Books LLC (15 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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