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Indian Head Massage for Special Needs: Easy-to-Learn, Adaptable Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Promote Wellbeing

by Giuliana Fenwick Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 176 pages
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This complete manual introduces unique Indian head massage techniques to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, calm sensory overloads, improve sleep patterns, ease frustration and boost mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in people of all ages with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The book provides everything you need to get started, including:

- A full, step-by-step, illustrated massage routine
- Essential tips on how to create the perfect environment and how to approach clients with special needs
- Detailed case studies-Information on anatomy, physiology and the complementary approaches to the body
- Supplementary information on essential oils developed by Giuliana Fenwick through work with her son, and extensively trialled in schools and specialist colleges, this tailored Indian head massage is perfect for anyone looking to provide additional support to people with special needs, including parents and carers, teachers, teaching assistants and other school staff, complementary therapists and any other professionals working with people with special needs.

Introduction: Ollie. How to Use this Book. What is Indian Head Massage? The Benefits of Indian Head Massage. Section 1: The Scientific Approach to the Body. 1.1. Introduction: Anatomy, Physiology and some Neuropsychology. 1.2. The Skin. 1.3. The Muscular System. 1.4. The Skull. 1.5. Hormone Producers and the Endocrine System. 1.6. The Nervous System. 1.7. Blood Circulation. 1.8. The Lymphatic System. Section 2: The Complementary Approach to the Body. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. The Chakra System. 2.3. The Meridians. 2.4. The Pressure Areas of the Face. 2.5. The Pressure Areas of the Ears. 2.6. The Still Points. Section 3: The Massage. 3.1. Getting Started. 3.2. The Massage Areas/Zones. 3.3. The Full, Detailed Treatment. 3.4. The Shorthand Version of the Treatment. 3.5. Contraindications and Cautions. Section 4: Case Studies. Harry. Grace. Luna. James. Elizabeth. Louise. Adrian. Jake. Kitty. Christopher. Katherine. Epilogue. Appendix 1. Medical Form. Appendix 2. Oils.

The book is a very interesting combination of the author's own story and a detailed approach to this type of intervention.
Giuliana Fenwick has been a complementary therapist for almost all of her adult life. She developed her unique take on Indian head massage while working with her son who has Asperger's syndrome (AS) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Giuliana spent months developing the massage and trialling it in schools and specialist colleges, and she now works with the technique full-time treating clients of all ages in a variety of settings. The technique and her teaching has been approved by the Complementary Medical Association, and she has trained organisations including ADHD, ASC & LD Belgium and MIND. Giuliana will be training NHS partnerships, local authorities, NATSPEC and specialist staff from one of the specialist academies at which she works in September 2015. She also speaks throughout the UK and internationally to raise awareness of special needs and the benefits of using therapies within schools. Giuliana lives in Somerset, UK.