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The Massage Book
The Massage Book
Author: George Downing, Anne Kent Rush (Illustrator)
Complete book of massage techniques for friends and lovers. Explains in step-by-step detail the most satisfying massage methods and their meaning and purpose. (Ooh, ahh..hey, that tickles!) — Published in 1972 and continuously in print since then, The Massage Book introduced Swedish massage to American culture. — Still current a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780394707709
ISBN-10: 0394707702
Publication Date: 2/12/1972
Pages: 184
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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laurablenz avatar reviewed The Massage Book on + 4 more book reviews
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This is a somewhat-dated book about massage for the average person. As a professional massage therapist, I found many things at fault here, primarily regarding draping, nudity, and some of the massage "moves". Recommended only for a lay person, specifically one in a romantic relationship who is very comfortable with the naked body. It's also got lots of illustrations of nude men and women, so keep that in mind when requesting.
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Very good information about giving and receiving massage, with the exception of the author's advice on nudity. More like the book "The Art of Sensual Massage" than a book about professional massage in this regard. Includes detailed instructions for building a massage table.