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.
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