In this fast-paced world, it seems everyone is overworked and overstressed. Massage is the simplest, most immediately beneficial approach to helping alleviate those troublesome spots in your body-whether one goes to a professional therapist, does it to another person, or relaxes tightened muscles him or herself. The authors provide idiot-proof techniques for alleviating such problems as back pain, hamstring cramps, headaches, and more. Readers gain insights into all of the different kinds of massage, from Swedish massage and shiatsu to reflexology and the latest craze, aromatherapy. Stressed-out folks learn how to- find massage aids (such as heating pads and oils); choose a massage therapist; massage someone else; do self-massage; do erotic massage; and even massage children and pets!