A complete no-nonsense reference guide to massage, this book is suitable for the general reader and also the massage, sports therapies or beauty therapy student.
Massage has always been a popular technique used for the relief of stress, for sports injuries and to develop sexual relationships. It is an instinctive therapy which everyone has the ability to learn. The aim of TEACH YOURSELF MASSAGE is to encourage your natural abilities and give you the knowledge and expertise to practise safely and effectively on your friends.
It works on the understanding that your body and mind should not be regarded as separate entities, but that physical symptoms are often a reflection of something that is going on in our mind. Massage is an excellent tool for enabling us to become more aware of what is happening deep within us.
It covers all aspects, from the history of massage, to step-by step explainations. It then goes on to cover different areas, such as massage in pregnancy and for babies, and to help with sports injuries.
This edition has been restructured and includes an entire chapter on self-massage, and a glossary of useful terms to which the reader can refer.
Denise Whichello Brown runs the School of Natural Medicine in Eastbourne, East Sussex and is an experienced massage teacher and writer.
The history and benefits of massage; setting the scene; massage techniques; step-by-step massage; self massage; aromatherapy and massage; massage in pregnancy and childbirth; massage for babies; sports injuries; a healthy lifestyle.