Book DescriptionSimple, safe, and highly effective, massage has now become one of the most popular ways of relieving tension and anxiety. It is not only relaxing and enjoyable, but also has many health benefits, including better blood circulation and lymph drainage, improved mobility and flexibility of joinst and tendons, healthier skin, and a greater sense of physical and emotional well-being. The focus is on these specific trouble spots, along with self-massage techniques to remedy such common problems as post-gym aches and workplace-related strain. The properties and benefits of the different creams and oils that can be used are explained. This comprehensive and accessible guide to the gentle but effective art of massage is the ideal introduction foranyone who wants to practice on themselves or others.