Synopses & Reviews
Drawing on the skill, depth of knowledge, and unrivalled experience of Clare Maxwell-Hudson, one of the world's foremost practitioners, Complete Massage is the most up-to-date, handsomely illustrated guide to the subject currently available. Innovative state-of -the-art photography captures movement on the mage, showing exactly how each stroke would be performed. A series of exciting international master classes feature routines ranging from Thai to Turkish massage. Beauty treatments for face and body includes a facial massage for a natural face-life, and a hydrotherapy massage to boost circulation and tone the muscles. There are also treatments listed for over 30 common ailments. Therapeutic massage, based on the latest medical research, offers relief for a wide range of health problems. Other treatments include massage for expectant mothers, newborn babies, and the elderly. Fully comprehensive and innovative in its approach, this is the definitive guide to the wide-ranging powers of massage.
Written and demonstrated for people of all ages, "Complete Massage" teaches techniques from all the world's great massage traditions with color photos and step-by-step instructions.
About the Author
Clare Maxwell-Hudson is the author of The Complete Book of Massage (1988). She has traveled on five continents, learning massage techniques and collecting recipes for traditional beauty treatments. An expert in the therapeutic benefits of massage, she teaches massage in hospitals throughout the United Kingdom and is a lecturer at the Royal College of Nursing, a governor of the Royal Hospital in London, and director of the Institute of Health Studies. She also directs the Clare Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage as well as her own company, a manufacturer of natural skin-care products based on her research into essential oils.