Home Health Massage: Simple Routines for Yourself, Your Friends and Family

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Hamlyn, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
Everyone knows a massage feels good--but when you use these special techniques, a massage can be good for your health, too. Full-color photographs illustrate easy-to-learn strokes and the style that can restore your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, including effleurage, percussion, and friction. There are tips for creating a calming environment, as well as using restorative oils and lotions. Relieve aches and pains in all parts of your body, including head, legs, and back and treat specific ailments such as digestive problems, travel sickness, sinusitis, and asthma. Massage can also encourage relaxation and improve energy levels. Start your day off with an invigorating morning massage, ease yourself into a blissful night's sleep with bedtime routines, and promote romance and intimacy with an unforgettable sensual massage. Revitalize after work with soothing self-massage, and maintain your body's peak performance before, during, and after athletic activities. Ease the discomforts of pregnancy and labor, and use infant massage to bond with your baby.

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