Secrets of Massage

Secrets of Massage
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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782404934
Publisher: Ivy Press
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Secrets of Massage is the ultimate beginner's guide to massage, explaining the history and science of the practice, along with illustrated step-by-step routines, and easy to follow self-massage treatments.

Part of the updated and reformatted Secrets of series, this book explores all aspects of massage, including:

  • Preparing physically and mentally to give massage
  • Basic techniques and terminology
  • Tools and essential oils
  • A full-body massage routine, with step-by-step photography
  • A step-by-step sports massage routine
  • Self-massage techniques

Massage has been used to alleviate pain for thousands of years. Now you can learn to expertly apply pressure and movement to relieve pain, ease tension, and provide comfort to those in need and to yourself. Create a suitable environment and develop an understanding of the physical and emotional benefits, which include: better sleep; improved posture; clearer skin; hormonal regulation; stress relief through release of endorphins and oxytocin; deeper breathing; reduced blood pressure; and many more.

If you like this, you might also be interested in Secrets of Shiatsu . . .

The author

Cathy Meeus has contributed to numerous popular health books over the past 30 years. Many of these have involved natural and complementary approaches to health and well-being.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782404934
Size: 6.339 in x 8.071 in / 161 mm x 205 mm

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