The Complete Book of Massage by Mary Atkinson, Esme Floyd
A comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to basic massage techniques. Massage is the natural, time-tested, noninvasive, chemical-free therapy that heals so many of the body's systems. Its proven benefits range from boosting circulation to maintaining mobility and strengthening weakened joints. Here, designed for safe, effective home use, is an easy-to-follow illustrated introduction to basic massage techniques, including effleurage, petrissage, soft-tissue release, stretch and draw, cam and spindle, compression, and dermal lifting. Detailed sequences cover everything from Indian head massage and hand and foot massage to self-massage and whole-body treatments. This comprehensive guide, complete with checklists for dos and don’ts, is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the essentials of professional massage.Reissue with a new cover design!
Mary Atkinson is a complementary therapist who runs her own private clinic and accredited training school in England. A health and fitness writer for over 25 years, she is the author of over 16 books, including Healing Touch for Children (Gaia) and A Practical Guide to Self-Massage (Readers Digest). Mary was the recipient of the prestigious Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Outstanding Achievement Award for 2010. She lives in Sussex, England, with her husband and two daughters. Her website contains information about her work, maryatkinson.org.uk. Esme Floyd is a freelance writer specializing in health, science, and lifestyle subjects, and has contributed to numerous publications. She is the author of eight books, including 1001 Little Health Miracles, 1001 Little Wellbeing Miracles, and 1001 Home Remedies & Natural Cures (all Carlton).