The Massage Bible
The definitive guide to massage therapy
By Susan Mumford
One of the most popular complementary therapies, massage is widely practiced in salons, spas, hospitals, care homes, hotels, gyms and private offices. The number of people receiving massage treatment has soared in recent years, in both the UK and abroad. Approx. 47 million Americans received a massage in the last year alone. Step-by-step photgraphs and detailed instructions for a wide range of both eastern and western massage therapies - including Swedish, Tiu Na, Shiatsu, Ayruvedic massage, Indian head massage and sports massage. Written by an expert author with over 20 years experience.
For centuries massage has been used all over the world as a way to treat a wide variety of ailments, alleviate stress and pain, and soothe the mind and body. In this comprehensive book you will learn about all aspects of this fascinating practice, including a background history, detailed instructions for both eastern and western massage techniques, and how to direct massage to different parts of the body for greater effect.With a detailed directory on how to treat a range of everyday common ailments, from stomach ache to joint pain, plus a section on how to customize your treatments to suit different people, this is the only massage book you'll ever need.
Susan Mumford is a qualified massage practitioner practising in London since1987. She works one to one with clients and teaches massage workshops forfamily and friends. Susan is also a qualified lymph drainage practitioner andaromatherapist. She regularly practises meditation and T'ai Chi Chu'an to help her work. She has appeared onTV and radio and is the author of Sensual Massage, The New Complete Guide to Massage and Healing Massage, all published by Hamlyn.
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05 Oct 2009
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