Massage is probably the oldest form of physical therapy known to man. Most cultures in the world have developed some form of massage technique to help relieve pain. As well as helping ease discomfort, massage is very enjoyable - most of us like to be touched, and being massaged enhances our mental and spiritual well being, as well as the physical.
A Complete Guide to Massage looks at why touch is important, how massage has developed over the centuries and explains the many benefits of massage.
The main section of the book includes a fully illustrated step-by-step guide to the basic massage techniques, how to give a full body massage, and how to use massage in pregnancy and on babies and the elderly.