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Art of Massage, The

John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.

This classic manual will be invaluable for massage practitioners and students alike. It contains comprehensive coverage of the physiological effects of massage, from the metabolic effects, to sedative effects, to effects upon the bones, skeleton, and ligaments, to effects upon circulation, how massage promotes the absorption of inflammatory exudates, increases the number of blood corpuscles, increases cellular exchanges, increases liver and renal activity, and dozens more. Contains thoroughly illustrated techniques and well defined procedures. Dr. Kellogg also discusses reasons for certain movements and numerous disease conditions for which massage is useful.

This is a facsimile reprint of the book originally published in 1895.

Paper, 294 p.


    Preface by Dr. J. H. Kellogg
    The History of Massage
    Structures Especially Concerned in Massage
    Parts to Be Especially Studied by the Masseur
    The Physiological Effects of Massage
    The Therapeutic Applications of Massage
    The Procedures of Massage
    Joint Movements
    Massage of Special Regions
    Special Methods of Zablodowski and Metzher
    The “Rest-Cure”
    Rules Relating to Massage
    Correct Use of Terms
    The Genera Physiology of the Muscles, Their Names, Nerve Supply, and Actions
    X-ray and Massage
    Massage in the Treatment of Fractures
    Mobilization of Joints
    Special Movements and Breathing Exercises
    The Schott Method
    Recent Progress in Massage


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