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The new complete guide to massage

Author: Susan Mumford
Publisher: London : Hamlyn, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats

Massage fulfils one of our most basic human needs - the desire to touch and be touched. This book tells you what you need to get started, guiding you step by step through the different strokes from  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Mumford
ISBN: 9780600615637 0600615634
OCLC Number: 70764935
Notes: Previous edition: published as A complete guide to massage. 1995.
Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Chapter 1: Before beginning. Benefits of massage. Getting to know the body. When and where to massage. Chapter 2: Getting started. Using oils. Warming up. Practice strokes. Stimulating energy. Chapter 3: Simple techniques. Effleurage. Wringing. Pulling. Squeezing. Opening. Circling. Feathering. Pressing. Raking. Stretching. Chapter 4: Simple massage. The back. Back of the legs. Neck. Face. Arms. Chest. Abdomen. Front of the legs. Chapter 5: Further techniques. Thumb rolling. Thumb circling. Friction. Heel pressure. Rocking. Percussion. Pressure points. Joints. Chapter 6: Further massage. The back. Back of the legs. Feet. Neck. Face. Arms. Hands. Chest. Abdomen. Front of legs. Chapter 7: Specific techniques. Treating common ailments. Easing tension. Sensual massage. Self-massage. After massage. Index and Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Susan Mumford.


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