Complete Massage: All the Techniques, Disciplines and Skills You Need to Massage for Wellness by DK

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ISBN 9780241373477 – Dorling Kindersley – Dorling Kindersley: Hardback 256 pp – Sep 2019

Chief consultant Victoria Plum is principal massage tutor at Neal’s Yard Remedies, working with a team of consultants specialising in the different massage disciplines.

Explore the profoundly effective power of touch, led by experts at Neal’s Yard Remedies.

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Want to really understand the health and wellness benefits of massage? Interested in practising massage at home or considering taking a course? Let this book be your guide on everything from effleurage to epineuria.

Annotated anatomy and physiology illustrations show you how different levels of pressure work the muscles, and the profound effect massage can have on the nervous system and on cardio and lymphatic health.

Learn how to prepare physically and mentally, and get the lowdown on oils and massage beds, diffusers and candles. And if you’re receiving a massage, find out why drinking water before and after is important and how focusing on breathing enhances muscle relaxation.

All the core strokes and massage techniques that form the foundation of massage practice are shown photographically with detailed annotations and integrated arrows showing the direction and application of pressure.

Learn about the key disciplines, from Swedish to shiatsu, reflexology and hot stone therapy. Access over 30 bespoke massage sequences, tailored to treat specific complaints and special client groups, such as pregnant women, babies, and those recovering from surgery.

Become an expert in the simple but profoundly effective power of touch and share its miraculous health benefits.