Massage For Dummies

Massage For Dummies

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"Everything you need to know about giving and receiving a massage." -Jack Canfield, author, Chicken Soup for the Soul "I recommend this book for everyone who would like to make the art of massage a part of their lives." -John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus "...reveals dozens of healthy tips to help you achieve inner harmony, peace of mind, and an entirely new level of well-being..." -From the Foreword by Robin Leach What reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, and sexual function, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, improves appearance, is completely legal in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and can be had for as little as...nothing? Right, massage. So what are you waiting for? Discover how to k nead your way to relaxation and wellness with this fun guide to the art of massage. With the help of 150 hand-on photos and illustrations, experts Steve Capellini and Michel Van Welden, show you, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. In no time you'll: *Master message basics *Give and receive a therapeutic massage *Soothe away stress with self-massage *Alleviate sports aches and pains *Improve circulation and skin tone *Get intimate with massage for lovers From Swedish to Shiatsu, sports massage to self-massage, Capellini and Van Welden cover an array of techniques and tell you how to: *Choose the right style of massage for you and your body and getting the most out the receiving a massage *Knead, manipulate pressure points, shake, rub, stretch and perform all the basic massage moves and techniques *Give and receive special massages for the workplace, including reflexology foot massages *Perform sports massage, sensual massage, and specific massages for every age group and physical condition, including infant massages and massage for pregnant women *Become a massage professional Sensitive, funny and extremely practical, Massage For Dummies shows you how to integrate massage and its incredible benefits into your everyday life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.4 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764551728
  • 9780764551727
  • 1,257,369

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. PART I: Discovering Massage for Greater Health and Happiness. Chapter 1: Not Just a Rub: How Massage Can Improve Your Life. Chapter 2: A Brief History of Touch. Chapter 3: Your Skin: Frontier to the Rest of the World. Chapter 4: I've Got You Under My Skin: The Basics of What's Inside. PART II: The Art of Receiving Massage. Chapter 5: A Massage Road Map. Chapter 6: Look Who's Coming to Touch You. Chapter 7: The Rules for Receiving Massage. Chapter 8: Your First Massage Appointment -- Step-by-Step. PART III: The Art of Giving Massage. Chapter 9: Massage Moods: Getting the Setting Right. Chapter 10: All The Right Moves. Chapter 11: Putting the Moves Together. PART IV: Massage at Work. Chapter 12: The New Coffee Break: Corporate Massage for a Digital Generation. Chapter 13: Cubicle Maneuvers: Self-Massage for the Keyboard Jockey. Chapter 14: Relief for the Feet with Reflexology. PART V: Living the Good Life: Massage for Every Body. Chapter 15: The Spa Lifestyle: Massage, Youth, and Beauty. Chapter 16: Higher, Faster, Stronger: Sports Massage. Chapter 17: Taking It With You: Massage On the Go. Chapter 18: Massage for the Whole Family. Chapter 19: The Lover's Touch: Massage and Intimacy. Chapter 20: Have Hands, Will Travel: Doing Massage for a Living. PART VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Top Places to Study Massage. Chapter 22: Ten Outstanding Places to Receive a Topnotch Massage. Chapter 23: Ten Inventive Ways to Give Massage as a Gift. Chapter 24: Ten Massage Techniques That Your Dog or Cat Will Love. Chapter 25: Ten Quick and Easy Massage Techniques for Easing Stress. Appendix. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

About Steve Capellini

Steve Capellini, LMT, was called the "best masseur in the U.S." by Self and Travel & Leisure magazines. Michel Van Welden, PT, NT, is a physical therapist.show more

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