Hoboken, NJ (July 2010)—Think you are too busy and broke to regularly get a massage? Think again! Massages go beyond a spa day with the girls or a great birthday gift. A good massage not only feels good, it can help relieve stress, get sick less often, look better and even perform better at work. So what are you waiting for?

Discover how to knead your way to relaxation and wellness with this fun guide to the art of massage. With the help of numerous step-by-step hands-on photos and illustrations, Massage For Dummies®, 2nd Edition (Wiley, June 2010, $21.99) shows, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. In no time you’ll master the basics and learn how to give and receive a therapeutic massage.

Other lessons include:

  • Guidelines for giving massage
  • Rules for receiving massage
  • Avoiding vulnerable massage areas
  • Self-massage techniques to use at work

Whether you want to get a massage or find out how to give one, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows how to integrate massage and its benefits into your everyday life.

About the authors

Steve Capellini, L.M.T., is a licensed massage therapist, trainer and consultant. He has written several books and has appeared on TV and in magazines. Michel Van Welden, P.T., N.T., received his training at the Physical Therapy Institute of Paris, specializing in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation.