A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE PRODUCED AND DEMONSTRATED BY GEORGINA (ADELIA) TISDALL
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
This brilliant step-by-step guide to the technique, care and philosophy behind massage will provide you with essential knowledge and practical skills. This is an educational DVD for the complete beginner or those that require a professional refresher. 95 minutes.
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I’m really glad I bought this massage DVD and highly recommend others to do so. I am using it to learn massage as a hobby and find all the basic steps easy to understand. The DVD has a very clear format with a different section for each area of the body (with further sections introducing massage and dealing with hand exercises and use of supports). Georgina Tisdall is very thorough in her presentation, both in terms of the different strokes demonstrated and explaining why she’s doing what she’s doing. She also highlights clearly the areas of the body where people generally need more work. It is not just a “technical” demonstration but attention is also given to sensitivity to, and care for, the client and respect of their privacy, and an emphasis on the mind/body connection. Georgina Tisdall also makes you aware of the importance of being relaxed in yourself, watching your own breath and checking how you are whilst practising. Overall clear, articulate and comprehensive. – Rebecca Shinner
Swedish Massage with Georgina Tisdall
This was a very informative DVD, ideal for the new student or as a refresher for a qualified therapist like myself. The different massage moves were explained and clearly demonstrated. I have found this DVD very useful and would recommend it. – Mrs SLM
The Best DVD on Massage!
This DVD is well worth getting. It is easy to follow, explains everything clearly and really inspires the student! I wish there were more in the series! A definite must have for anyone learning Swedish Massage or generally interested in massage! – A Waiting Cash
I am learning massage as a hobby and chose this DVD based on the reviews already written. I agree with the other reviewers and found the DVD very informative and easy to follow. It covers all of the methods you need to learn a full body massage and Georgina has a very easy and natural way of explaining things. I have to say that it does have the feel of a home-made video about it (there’s a bit where a cat walks in and passes under the massage table) but it doesn’t distract from the content at all. My only criticism is that on a couple of occasions, the camera angle was such that you couldn’t quite see exactly what she was doing with her hands, but other than that it’s an excellent DVD for beginners like me, especially when used in conjunction with a well-illustrated book on the subject. – Little Mermaid