(from the book’s introduction)

Your first massage

A few minutes from now, without opening an anatomy book or enrolling in a class, you can begin to give your partner one of life’s most delicious experiences: a full body massage. You won’t need to practice strange exercises or develop unused muscles. Think of massage as educated touching. You were born to do massage, to give pleasure with your hands.

Massage works the first time you try it. Even though your technique may not be perfect remember that people love being touched. Simply making unhurried contact with your partner’s body initiates a warm, deeply relaxing feeling. This book is about turning that feeling into happiness.