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Trigger Point Therapy For Myofascial Pain: The Practice Of Informed Touch
Trigger Point Therapy For Myofascial Pain
The Practice Of Informed Touch
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770549
A clinical reference manual for the evaluation and treatment of muscle pain • Contains detailed illustrations of pain patterns and trigger-point locations • 15,000 copies sold in first hardcover edition Myofascial pain syndromes are among the fastest growing problems that physicians, osteopaths, acupuncturists, and physical, occupational, and massage therapists encounter in their patients. In Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain Donna and Steven Finando have organized vast amounts of information on treating myofascial pain into an accessible "user's manual" for healthcare practitioners. They examine a wide range of pain patterns and present evaluation and palpation techniques for reducing trigger points--and thereby alleviating pain--in the most clinically significant musculature of the body. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference guide to treatment of muscle pain begins with chapters on the concept of Qi and its relationship to myology, specific trigger point location and activation, and palpatory skill-building techniques. Subsequent sections provide detailed information on each muscle to teach clinicians to locate quickly and accurately individual points of pain and compensation. A visual index allows easy identification of the muscles that may be involved. Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain provides necessary and invaluable information for sufferers and any professional involved with myofascial disorders.
The Reflexology Healing Handbook: Release Your Inner Energy With Your Fingertips to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Promote Healing
The Reflexology Healing Handbook
Release Your Inner Energy With Your Fingertips to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Promote Healing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785836020
Reflexology is a simple, noninvasive, harmless, and natural way to achieve optimum health. Firm pressure is applied with the thumbs and fingers to reflex points which are located on all parts of the hands and feet. By applying pressure on these points, all the organs, glands and structures of the body can be stimulated and encouraged to heal. This book will enable the complete beginner to soothe away the stresses and strains of everyday life and promote well-being. It will also allow you to alleviate a whole host of common conditions such as headaches, backache, digestive problems, menstrual problems, arthritis, coughs and colds, insomnia, and many more.
Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment
Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living
The Practice of Mindful Alignment
Paperback      ISBN: 1620550997
"How to restore healthy posture from childhood for relief from chronic pain, easy flexibility, and enduring strength and vitality well into old age"--
Acupressure Taping: The Practice of Acutaping for Chronic Pain and Injuries
Acupressure Taping
The Practice of Acutaping for Chronic Pain and Injuries
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1594771480
Combines acupressure and massage to treat pain using elastic tape • Shows how the use of an elastic, adhesive tape works with the body’s own motions to combine the actions of acupressure and massage • Presents both therapeutic and preventative techniques for acute and chronic pain • Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color detailing how to self-treat pain in all parts of the body Sufferers of chronic pain well know the frustration of treatments involving endless rounds of drugs or expensive physical therapy--that may or may not offer relief. In Acupressure Taping, authors Hecker and Liebchen present a comprehensive guide to a new method of pain treatment--acutaping--which offers a much simpler and more effective alternative. In acutaping, elastic tape is placed over the afflicted area in accordance with related acupuncture points. During the course of normal movement throughout the day, the elastic tape provides a gentle but consistent massage to the inflamed area. Because the skin adheres to the tape, it is shifted against the subtissue during motion, causing lymph tissue to drain and connective tissue to be massaged. The authors show that most bodily dysfunctions can be self-treated through this innovative method. Combining elements of Chinese medicine with osteopathy, acutaping produces a method of treatment for ailments ranging from back pain and tennis elbow to menstrual pain and migraines. Acutaping is an easy and effective treatment--without side effects--that offers welcome relief to sufferers of chronic pain.
Right Brain Left Brain: Reflexology : A Self-Help Approach to Balancing Life's Energies With Color, Sound, and Pressure-Point Techniques
Right Brain Left Brain
Reflexology : A Self-Help Approach to Balancing Life's Energies With Color, Sound, and Pressure-Point Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814322
Uses charts of psychological and physiological traits to identify right- and left-brain dominance, and offers advice on stimulating the underused hemisphere
The Handbook of Chinese Massage: Tui Na Techniques to Awaken Body and Mind
The Handbook of Chinese Massage
Tui Na Techniques to Awaken Body and Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817453
Britain's leading authority on Oriental massage integrates classic tui na techniques into a new, whole-body treatment never before seen in East or West.
Press Here Reflexology for Beginners: Foot Reflexology: A Practice for Promoting Health
Press Here Reflexology for Beginners
Foot Reflexology: A Practice for Promoting Health
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592337929
Reflexology is a non-invasive, natural, approach to health which activates the body’s self-healing abilities. It brings the body into a state of deep relaxation where healing can take place. Every part of your body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet. By applying pressure with your thumb and fingers to specific points, relief will come to the corresponding part of your body. Over the years, reflexology has become more and more popular. With costs of health care rising each year, exploring alternative and natural healing have essentially become a necessity. An overall healthy lifestyle is a huge part of staying healthy, and the simple and powerful touch of reflexology will give you an immediate leg up in the health department. While the principles of reflexology are simple, but the complexity of reflexology charts can be overwhelming for the beginner. Press Here! Reflexology for Beginners gives a clear understanding of where to find the reflex point on the foot, how it relates to the body, and how to apply the correct pressure for the strongest effect. Organized by reflex points from the top of the body to the bottom--one at a time on a double page--makes this guide a breeze to follow, and a fun and easy way to explore the art of foot reflexology.
Secrets of Massage
Secrets of Massage
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1782404937
Medical massage has been used to alleviate pain for thousands of years. Now you can learn to expertly use pressure and movement to relieve pain, ease tension, and provide comfort to the weak and weary. Secrets of Massage is a comprehensive guide to learning the traditions and benefits of massage. While massage is a refined skill, this guide will makes learning approachable, with full colour photographs, illustrations, instructions, and step-by-step sequences. From effleurage and petrissage, to friction and shiatsu, you will learn basic techniques and how to apply them to a full-body massage routine. Special sections will show you how to include essential oils into your sessions. Create a suitable environment and develop a fundamental understanding of the physical and emotional benefits now! This ancient tradition of healing through touch is at your fingertips.
Magick Of Reiki: Focused Energy For Healing, Ritual, & Spiritual Development
Magick Of Reiki
Focused Energy For Healing, Ritual, & Spiritual Development
Paperback      ISBN: 073870573x
Discusses the history, mythos, variations, and three degrees of Reiki at length, and suggests ways to integrate Reiki and magical practice, such as using Reiki energy for psychic development and with candle magic, crystals and herbs. Original.
Body Rolling: An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Body Rolling
An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817305
A revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system. Each body has its own logic, its own language of release. This internal logic is at the heart of Body Rolling, an innovative technique that uses a ten-inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling teaches "touch and tell" anatomy; you learn to physically find the origin of a muscle and sense what it feels like for that muscle to fully release. Experiencing first-hand the interrelationships in the muscular system comes as a revelation to most bodywork therapists. Body Rolling is an excellent treatment for a number of conditions, and it can re-teach muscles to move effortlessly and painlessly. It creates structural changes that are positive, permanent, and powerful, and that prevent new injuries from occurring. The author explains the underlying principles of her technique, shows how to get started, and gives instructions for basic side, front, and back routines. Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging.Â