As stress-related illness
becomes an increasingly recognized term, natural relaxation techniques are gaining in popularity. For those looking to get started on a serene approach to life, The Book of Massage & Aromatherapy
is as straightforward as the title suggests: it presents the hows and whys of combining two ancient healing arts. Coauthor Nitya Lacroix, cofounder of the School of Holistic Massage in London, runs regular training courses in massage--and it shows. With more than 500 step-by-step color photographs (complete with instructional arrows), this book was clearly written for a student. Its practical, hands-on approach provides a solid foundation for incorporating aromatherapy and massage into a daily routine. Starting with the basics and progressing to more advanced techniques, The Book of Massage & Aromatherapy
does its best to cover the gamut. You'll find massage for headaches and insomnia, baby massage, self-massage, cellulite and detoxification massage, and more. Of course, if you just want to learn how to give a really good back rub, you can learn that, too. --Sara Nickerson
About the Author
Nitya Lacroix is a highly regarded massage therapist and one of the leading authors on the subject. She is qualified in both the Western and Eastern techniques and combines them in the carefully planned programmes that she has designed for this book. Sharon Seager is a qualified aromatherapist who, after working in the theatre as a scenic artist for 10 years, trained at the prestigious Robert Tisserand Institute.
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