The Massage Bible: The Definitive Guide to Soothing Aches and Pains

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Health & Fitness - 400 pages

From Chinese massage to Shiatsu to Indian head massage, this lavishly illustrated "bible" presents all the techniques needed to master the basics. Every spread features large and easy-to-follow photos, while the text guides beginners on what pressure to exert, what part of the hand makes contact with the body, and exactly what to do--whether they're feathering the back, working on the neck and scalp, or performing a sequence on the arms and hands. In addition to holistic and sports massages, there are suggestions for special situations (including massaging a baby); advice on massages to relieve common ailments; and lifestyle tips.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Techniques
49
Holistic massage
103
Chinese massage
157
Shiatsu
201
Indian head massage
246
Massage for special situations
277
Common ailments
333
Lifestyle tips
371
Index
392
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