The Book Of Massage: The Complete Stepbystep Guide To Eastern And Western Technique|
by Lucinda Lidell (Author), Carola Beresford Cooke (Author), Anthony Porter
(Author), Sara Thomas (Contributor)
With more than 650,000 copies sold, massage therapist Lucinda Lidell's Book of
Massage has been updated with new photos and instructional drawings. Not for the
prudish, as the subjects in most of the photos are completely in the buff, the
book presents an intense, information-packed, step-by-step guide to traditional
massage, shiatsu, and reflexology.
No matter which method you choose to focus on (you're advised to choose one at a
time), Lidell is thorough in her explanations of the strokes and techniques
necessary to give relaxing, therapeutic massage in the privacy of your own home.
Detailed drawings, diagrams, and photographs help to further demonstrate how to
address each individual body part.
Divided into distinct chapters for each of the three methods, The Book of
Massage also includes several sections that Lidell stresses are fundamental to
all types of massage. The first is "Beginning," with information such as
creating the right atmosphere (a warm room and soft lighting), applying oil, and
finding a comfortable position. Additionally, Lidell suggests that everyone
should review sections on the human touch and anatomy, both of which oddly come
at the end of the book.
As thorough as The Book of Massage may be, do not expect to walk away from it an
expert. As with any skill worth learning, giving good massage takes time, study,
and practice, practice, practice. --Bree Altman
Experience the Healing Power of Massage
With more than 650,000 copies sold, The Book of Massage is the classic guide to
the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western
methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on
everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of
Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage,
including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using
aromatic oils and lotions. In the comfort of your own home, you can
Soothe away stress and tension
Develop your body's unique healing powers
Banish headaches and back pain
Share the language of touch
Experience optimum health and vitality
Now revised and updated with fresh color photos and drawings throughout, The
Book of Massage is a simple and comprehensive handbook that reveals how you can
experience the myriad benefits of giving and receiving a soothing massage.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Fireside; 2 edition (January 2, 2001)