Ellison, Mary Anna
Original publisher: Bailierre, Tindall and Cox, London
Publication status: Public domain
“Manual of Massage” third edition published in 1909 covers the anatomy, physiology and the application of massage to the human body. In the first chapter the writer M.A. Ellison discusses the history and benefits of massage and the prerequisites in discharging the work of a masseuse. The next nine chapters give details of the function of human body covering the skeleton, respiratory, digestive, excretory, circulation, muscular and nervous systems. The balance are devoted to the discussion various treatments used in massage, practical hints, tables and an Index.