As a tool for promoting greater physical and emotional well being and alleviating all sorts of ailments, massage also boosts the circulation, rejuvenates a sluggish system, recharges flagging energy levels, helps to maintain good mobility and flexibility and rehabilitates poor joint and muscle conditions. The Complete Book of Massage is designed to show you how to enjoy the many therapeutic benefits of massage, and share the caring and healing aspects with your partner, friends and family. By explaining the basic techniques and giving detailed sequences for massaging every part of the body, it enables you to develop your own unique massage style and create specially tailored programmes. This comprehensive and accessible guide is the ideal introduction for anyone who wants to learn professional techniques.
Mary Atkinson is a complementary therapist who runs her own private clinic and training school. A health and fitness writer for over 25 years, she is the author of 16 books, including Indian Head Massage, Hand & Foot Massage and A Healing Touch for Children. Mary was the recipient of the prestigious Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010. She lives in Sussex, England with her husband and two daughters. Her website contains information about her work: www.maryatkinson.org.uk. Esme Floyd is a writer specializing in health, science and lifestyle subjects. She has written for UK publications Zest and Men's Health, and is the author of Body Massage and seven 1001 titles, including 1001 Little Beauty Miracles.