Synopses & Reviews
Soothing and revitalizing, massage is the supreme mind-body therapy for people of all ages. Drawing on the unrivaled experience and knowledge of Clare Maxwell-Hudson, one of the world's foremost practitioners, Massage is the most up-to-date and beautifully illustrated guide available. State-of-the-art photography captures movement on the page, showing exactly how each stroke should be performed. A series of unique international masterclasses features routines ranging from Thai and traditional Indian bridal massage to shiatsu and Swedish massage. Beauty treatments for face and body include a facial massage for a natural face-life, and a hydrotherapy massage to boost circulation and tone the muscles. Therapeutic massage, based on the latest medical research, offers relief for a wide range of health problems. Other treatments include massage for expentant 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.
DK's reputation remains strong for beautiful photos and helpful illustrations...everything you wanted to know about massage. (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER)
The text is crystal clear and complimented by stop-action, step-by-step photography. (FRESNO BEE)
A valuable primer for anyone hoping to learn the fundamentals...an ideal gift book for the stressed-out loved ones in your life. (CHICAGO TRIBUNE)
This lavish, large-format guide...with glowing photographs...portrays almost every form of healing touch an aching body could wish for. (NATURAL LIVING TODAY)
A hands-on approach to massage is promoted in step-by-step sequences illustrated by pioneering full-color computer-generated photographs.
About the Author
Clare Maxwell-Hudson is a leading authority on massage and is internationally recognized for her contribution to the health sciences. Her best-selling books include DK Publishing's Aromatherapy Massage Book, and Pocket Massage for Stress Relief. She has also written the hugely successful The Complete Book of Massage. She has spent three decades studying and researching massage techniques, health, and beauty lore in many different cultures. She has broadcast her own system of massage widely on radio and television.