Massage: Simple Ways to Achieve Relaxation, Enhance Sensuality, and Enjoy the Healing Power of Touch

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Wiley, Nov 29, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
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:
  • Shows how massage is enhanced with the natural therapeutic powers of essential aromatic oils from plants and flowers.
  • Provides a complete and original introduction to massage techniques, using clear step-by-step instructions and over 200 specially commissioned color photographs.
  • Includes a detailed navigational guide for massaging key parts of the body to target areas of particular tension and relax your body and mind.
  • Offers season-by-season advice on appropriate massage techniques and oils to increase healing potential.
  • Explores the sensual pleasures of water, steam, and beauty treatments, both within the home and in a spa environment.
  • Gives authoritative, accessible advice on the therapeutic use of massage for particular conditions, including headaches, asthma, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and cellulite.
Massage is a skill and therapy that everyone can enjoy, and this book enables readers to experience the benefits and pleasures it provides. Visit us online at

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About the author (1998)

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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