Today’s world is full of numerous stresses and strains and at times it can feel impossible to take a moment and simply relax. I’m not saying that this is a new phenomenon and certainly in the past people have had valid reasons to be stressed, but as a problem that has been around for centuries, you’d think they would have found a cure by now. Some people try to fend it off with herbal teas, others try to exercise their stress away, but the universal solution that most people jump to seems to be massage. It stands to reason that if a person is particularly stressed out, they will store this stress in their muscles, affecting their posture and overall wellbeing. Massage the muscles, reduce the stress; simple, right?
Yasuko Kawamura has written a series of massage books designed for couples and the third in the ‘You Knead Me’ series has just been released. ‘How to Massage Your Partner’s Chest and Tummy in 10 Easy Ways’ does exactly what it says on the tin. The eBook takes you through simple methods of massage, instructing the reader in both self-massage and massage for couples. It even has the added bonus of video demonstrations, so you know exactly what you are doing.
There aren’t many people who don’t like massages, but there are quite a few who don’t like giving them. Yasuko Kawamura explains that this is usually because they are worried that they don’t know how to do it properly, or because they get sore thumbs and back ache when they do, not to mention those who are simply too lazy! Her techniques are designed to be flexible and she teaches the reader that the experience is only effective if both the masseuse and the recipient are comfortable and in tune with each other. While she explicitly states that this has nothing to do with erotic massage, she also explains that if couples work together to relieve each other’s stress then it can make the relationship stronger.
As a How To book it is very effective and I’m sure readers will be tempted to buy the other books in the series as well. The videos are an added bonus as all the directions are clear, but I imagine for anyone who doesn’t have an internet enabled eBook reader it could be a little frustrating. However, all the videos are also available on the author’s website. She explains how stress is caused, how it can affect your posture and your life and overall it is a very interesting read, whether you use the massage techniques or not.Google+