Learning how to give a massage has never been easier! With this comprehensive workbook, it's simple to master a variety of basic techniques (stroking, kneading, knuckling, friction) and routines. In addition to instructions for a full-body massage, there are focused ones for such common ailments as backaches, tension headaches, and eyestrain. And there's special attention given to vulnerable groups--pregnant women, babies, and the elderly--who require extra care. An introductory section covers all the practical preparations, and an entire chapter is devoted to choosing the right oil--complete with recipes. This new edition of a popular favorite is a must-have for would-be masseurs!
Clare Harris has been qualified in massage and aromatherapy for ten years. For six of those years she ran her own accredited school of massage and aromatherapy in Bath. She has worked for several years as an external practical examiner for the Complementary Therapies College of Wales.