Complete Massage Course
Author: Nicola Stewart
From quick massages that aid relaxation to healing massages that target everyday ailments, this all-embracing guide has it all.
With 75 treatments for general well-being and beyond, The Complete Massage Course really lives up to its name—and helps anyone find and learn the right massage for his or her needs. Fifteen of the most popular therapies—including Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Reflexology, Indian Head, Tui Na, Acupressure, and Ayurvedic—appear in step-by-step color photographs, along with detailed instructions and full introductions that explain their philosophy and purpose, benefits, possible contraindications, and related applications. Massages for pregnancy, babies, partners, sports injuries…they’re all here. Icons at the start of each one indicate how long it will take, what to wear, what (if any) oils to use, and what conditions it relieves. In addition, dozens of others types receive more concise coverage, and a fully cross-referenced Symptoms Index provides fuss-free, easy guidance.
Yoga for a Healthy Body: A Step-by-Step Guide Combine Exercies and Meditation 20-Minute Workouts
Author: Imelda Maguir
There are many benefits of taking up yoga; increased flexibility and fitness, improved breathing, and a greater peace of mind can all be achieved through regular practice. Yoga for a Healthy Body explains the philosophy behind what is much more than an exercise regime, while giving practical, easy-to-follow advise on simple routines you can practice on your own at home. Using step-by-step photography readers are guided through a sequence of poses to suit both the beginner and the expert. There are also 20-minute sequences, which give the maximum yoga benefits for those who never have time to get to a class.