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  • The art of American belly dancing was born in San Francisco, in the liberated 60’s and 70’s. Here, in rare footage, are the masters of the dance, the great San Francisco belly dancing pioneers shown at the height of their powers.

    At the heart of the film are four classic interpretations of the dance. Two young dancers, Katarina and Taia, help each other through a first nightclub performance and deal with some of the social problems Belly Dancers must face to practice their art form.

    We see the dancers becoming craftswomen, designing and manufacturing their own elaborate costumes and body jewelry. The go on to study finger cymbal technique, choreography and Middle Eastern music under the guidance of Bert Balladine, the world famous male bellydance instructor. We see Balladine actually teaching a class, filled with enthusiastic dancers.

    The great DeAnn performs outside at San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building, an unforgettable moment. She manages to balance—and rotate—a sword on her head, while keeping perfect time. Her choreography and presence keeps the crowd spellbound.

    The film concludes with an electrifying appearance by the incomparable Amina, the guru of San Francisco belly dancing. First we see her in conference with two student dancers, guiding them through the initial stages of their careers. Then, finally, Amina herself performs, in a live club setting. Exquisitely poised and utterly compelling to watch, she is the consummate bellydancer.


  • This easy-to-learn program of massage techniques guides expectant parents every step of the way during pregnancy—from the first month through full recovery. 
    Massage provides a positive, hands-on role for the expectant father, involving him in the birth of his child on a day-to-day basis. It also creates a lasting bond between the expectant parents.

    Pregnancy Illustration

    Powerful techniques for relaxation and stress control are featured on every page. Everything works as promised. You will be massaging ten minutes after you bring the book home.

    Every page features lush photography of real massage during pregnancy, showing exactly how strokes work. Additionally, beautiful anatomical illustrations, which are precisely keyed to photos, let you peer inside the body and find systems you can touch during massage. Check lists, do’s and don’ts and health tips make the book a user-friendly and enjoyable guide to one of life’s great pleasures.

    The book includes:

    • A basic massage for the whole body
    • Sections addressing the special ailments of pregnancy: morning sickness, circulatory problems, lactation stimulation and more
    • A complete ten minute head massage
    • A complete back massage for late pregnancy
    • A day-to-day recovery program after birth—to minimize stretch marks and ease the mother back to normal
    • Step-by-step photos with matching anatomical illustrations

  • This easy-to-learn program of massage techniques guides expectant parents every step of the way during pregnancy—from the first month through full recovery. 
    Massage provides a positive, hands-on role for the expectant father, involving him in the birth of his child on a day-to-day basis. It also creates a lasting bond between the expectant parents.

    Pregnancy Illustration

    Powerful techniques for relaxation and stress control are featured on every page. Everything works as promised. You will be massaging ten minutes after you bring the book home.

    Every page features lush photography of real massage during pregnancy, showing exactly how strokes work. Additionally, beautiful anatomical illustrations, which are precisely keyed to photos, let you peer inside the body and find systems you can touch during massage. Check lists, do’s and don’ts and health tips make the book a user-friendly and enjoyable guide to one of life’s great pleasures.

    The book includes:

    • A basic massage for the whole body
    • Sections addressing the special ailments of pregnancy: morning sickness, circulatory problems, lactation stimulation and more
    • A complete ten minute head massage
    • A complete back massage for late pregnancy
    • A day-to-day recovery program after birth—to minimize stretch marks and ease the mother back to normal
    • Step-by-step photos with matching anatomical illustrations

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  • Literary Guild selection for eight years, with more than 500, 000 copies sold, Sensual Massage for Couples offers the most comprehensive massage technique of any Inkeles book. Special sections on massage as an aphrodisiac—with romantic tips–, as effective drugless therapy–with solutions for every part of the body– and as an exercise aid, offer lavish solutions for every part of the body. Extremely generous techniques for every conceivable massage situation await you here.

    Groundbreaking tips on combating fatigue while improving performance are featured throughout. Massage is the missing ingredient in modern exercise programs and readers of this book learn a full body massage that has no equal.

    “The perfect solution to work related tension.” —THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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    “Destined to become a classic…your master key to the blissfully good life.” —THE DOUBLEDAY BOOKCLUB BULLETIN

    The Literary Guild

    “Lavishly illustrated with drawings and photographs…ground breaking in the art of massage.” —THE LITERARY GUILD MAGAZINE


  • Literary Guild selection for eight years, with more than 500,000 copies sold, Sensual Massage for Couples offers the most comprehensive massage technique of any Inkeles book. Special sections on massage as an aphrodisiac—with romantic tips–, as effective drugless therapy–with solutions for every part of the body– and as an exercise aid, offer lavish solutions for every part of the body. Extremely generous techniques for every conceivable massage situation await you here.

    Groundbreaking tips on combating fatigue while improving performance are featured throughout. Massage is the missing ingredient in modern exercise programs and readers of this book learn a full body massage that has no equal.

    “The perfect solution to work related tension.” —THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

    news_the_daily_telegraph

    “Destined to become a classic…your master key to the blissfully good life.” —THE DOUBLEDAY BOOKCLUB BULLETIN

    The Literary Guild

    “Lavishly illustrated with drawings and photographs…ground breaking in the art of massage.” —THE LITERARY GUILD MAGAZINE

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  • Massage meets the digital age in this award winning 2010 wide-screen production shot in gorgeous high-definition color. With sensual massage techniques for every part of the body from head to toes, this is a video of pleasure.

    From Gordon Inkeles, author of the million-seller “The Art of Sensual Massage,” a video with more than 100 easy-to-learn massage strokes for health, relaxation, sensuality and pleasure.

    Learn from beautiful people doing real massage in a sunlit California home.

    Step-by-step instructions take you all the way through a complete body massage from head to foot. Many health tips and techniques for relieving pain and stress are included.

    No complex programs to learn, nothing more to buy. Watch a stroke; try it for yourself. No anatomy or special knowledge is required to start spreading pleasure inch by inch across your partner’s body. Strokes are displayed one at a time with rhythms and pressures clearly shown.

    Gordon Inkeles has chosen the best-loved massage strokes for every part of the body. Minutes after the DVD begins you’ll be doing a sensual massage.

    “Sensual Massage Made Simple DVD” makes the perfect romantic gift for weddings, special occasions, Valentines day and holidays.


  • This new book combines the highest quality photography of any massage book on the market with an absolutely unforgettable massage experience. All the techniques work as promised; every page focuses on pleasure and relaxation. SENSUAL MASSAGE MADE SIMPLE is a sensual feast.

    It’s a groundbreaking massage book: easy-to-use, with proven techniques that are sensual, and fun. Such an innovative romantic gift makes an irresistible romantic gift. It offers a drugless relaxation program that anyone can learn at home.

    • Easy-to-learn full body massage program
    • Layflat binding—Stays open during massage!
    • Matching anatomical art, precisely keyed to photos
    • Proven program gets you started massaging tonight
    • Beautifully designed and photographed, an ideal romantic gift

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    Sensual Massage Master Strokes adds movement and sound to real sensual massage. Stroke by stroke you will move confidently from head to toes spreading pleasure everywhere you go.

    Massage is educated touch. Inkeles has chosen the strokes that people love the best and and developed an easy-to-learn sensual massage.

    You will learn exactly what to do everywhere on the body. You ll knead from head to toes. You ll learn stroking movements that flow up and down the torso, spreading warmth. And you ll learn to ease pain by applying friction and percussion to weary muscles.


  • Take advantage of our limited time 2-for-1 offer that you will not find anywhere else. This is an arcata-arts.com exclusive deal at a very special price: $26.00 for two great massage products that retail for $39.95. You save 35% if you order direct.

    You get: SENSUAL MASSAGE ON A STRING, a lavishly boxed deck of 60 laminated cards cards (with massage on both sides) that you can use anywhere! These cards are tough, beautiful, hands-on tools. First, a thick layer of clear plastic protects each one–so you can oil to your hearts content. Secondly, an ingenious suspension system makes learning massage irresistible and fun! Perfect for travel, the deck slips into your suitcase and works anywhere you go.

    The ART OF SENSUAL MASSAGE DVD won six awards at international film festivals and was screened for two days at the Cannes Film Festival to SRO crowds. It brings the gorgeous massage techniques displayed in The Art of Sensual Massage to life on your tv or computer and takes you step-by-step through a full body massage. It’s a video of pleasure, as warm and sensual as massage itself.


  • The easiest way to learn sensual massage!

    THE MASSAGE LOVERS DILEMMA–We all want to become more sensual and loving what better way than through giving a sensual massage? But the many books on the market have a common failing: they collect oil from the students hands. With use, pages quickly curl and discolor; text blurs and photos become difficult to see. Videos arent much better, requiring that you set up–and then handle–expensive equipment with your oily hands. And on holiday, or at the beach–just when you are in the mood for a massage the nearest video player may be miles away.

    Enter SENSUAL MASSAGE ON A STRING, a lavishly boxed deck of 60 laminated cards cards (with massage on both sides) that you can use anywhere! These cards are tough, beautiful, hands-on tools. First, a thick layer of clear plastic protects each one–so you can oil to your hearts content. Secondly, an ingenious suspension system makes learning massage irresistible and fun! The cards have tabbed cutouts in the shape of a tiny smiley face at the top center. The tab fits neatly over a supplied elastic cord. Two push pins (also supplied) work to suspend cards (up to six will hang side-by-side). And of course you can simply spread cards out while you learn to give pleasure with your hands. There are no book spines to bend open, no delicate papers to protect.

    Photos and art on the cards feature museum-quality reproductions, with instructions written in a reassuring and intimate tone. The massage itself is a full body sensual feast including easy-to-learn strokes from head to toe. Ten minutes after opening the deck you will be doing a sensual massage!

    Gordon Inkeles teaches you simple, scientifically proven massage techniques that turn pain into pleasure and reduce stress.