The benefits of massage pleasure, relaxation are well established. Adding carefully chosen aromatic oils to the process can enormously increase those benefits with a range of therapeutic effects, from easing tension, anxiety, and aching muscles to generating a positive mood, whether energizing or mellow. Total Aromatherapy Massage is a well-illustrated practical manual that allows anyone from interested novice to skilled practitioner to safely and effectively use aromatherapy massage techniques on themselves and others. Including over 200 color photos, 100 aromatherapy recipes, and in-depth profiles of 48 massage oils, this book gives simple, step-by-step instruction on all the basic massage strokes from cupping and hacking to feathering and stroking along with suggested routines for specific areas of the body. Also addressed are important topics such as what aromatherapy is, how it works, what constitutes an essential oil, and safety in aromatherapy.