Massage fulfils one of our most basic human needs – the desire to touch and be touched. Giving someone a massage is deeply rewarding, whether you treat friends and family or work as a therapist. This updated edition of Susan Mumford’s best-selling book tells you everything you need to get started, guiding you step by step through all the different strokes from beginner’s through to more advanced techniques. Every technique is lavishly illustrated with new photography and its uses fully explained so that you can progress from simple massage to more challenging strokes and a full round-the-body sequence. Massage can also be used to treat common ailments and this book contains specific techniques to relieve problems such as tension, stiffness, headache and sinus problems, as well as sensual massages for lovers.