Massage is one of the oldest and most pleasurable relaxation techniques, and is now enjoying new heights of popularity in the West. It can help you relax, restore vitality and health, and enhance your sensuality. This inspiring and appealing book provides an imaginative introduction to all aspects of massage, from practical advice on basic strokes to innovative ideas on creating atmosphere and attuning oneself to individual moods and seasonal changes. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Massage:
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This book is perfect if you're looking to put a little more steam into your sex life or if you just want to learn more ways to really--and that's really--relax. The arts of watsu (shiatsu massage done while you're floating in water), petrissage (kneading), and effleurageo (stroking), among other techniques, are illustrated through hundreds of big, colorful photos accented by crystal-clear accompanying explanations. Each area of the body is taken into thorough consideration, from foot reflexology points to the scalp. Seasonal massage tricks (for sinusitis and stimulating the circulation in winter, or for cooling the body in summer) are also featured, along with tricks for draining the lymph nodes and alleviating muscle tension. Most massages in this book require a partner, but the massage for face and hands can be done alone. Tips for using the appropriate essential oils for stress management are also included, along with a two-page chart for blending pleasing combinations of flower, fruit, and herbal essences. --Erica JorgensenAbout the Author:
Karen Smith, a former professional dancer with the Royal Ballet, learned the advantages of holistic medicine while recovering from a car accident that ended her dancing career. She is now a professionally qualified masseuse, aromatherapist, and reflexologist who runs a successful clinic in London. She is one of the contributors to Energy Now (Macmillan, 1998).
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Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000101294
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Book Description Wiley, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028627741
Book Description Wiley, 1998. Book Condition: NEW. Bookseller Inventory # 9780028627748