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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
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.
Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type: An Ayurvedic Tradition
Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type
An Ayurvedic Tradition
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0892811846
Integrates the traditional healing arts of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage to restore the body, mind, and spirit, explaining how to determine a person's Ayurvedic body type with hands-on techniques for working with them. Original.
The Acupressure Atlas
The Acupressure Atlas
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594771758
The Acupressure Atlas is a fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide that demonstrates how acupressure techniques activate and accelerate the body’s self-healing powers to alleviate a wide variety of health problems, including even the common cold.
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.
The Encyclopedia of Healing Points: The Home Guide to Acupoint Treatment
The Encyclopedia of Healing Points
The Home Guide to Acupoint Treatment
Paperback      ISBN: 1594773351
"A complete home health guide for treating more than 150 common illnesses with the stimulation of acupoints"--
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.
The Tui Na Manual: Chinese Massage to Awaken Body and Mind
The Tui Na Manual
Chinese Massage to Awaken Body and Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 1620557495
A full-color, illustrated guide to Chinese tui na massage techniques for whole-body health • Demonstrates each of the 15 unique Tui Na techniques with rich full-color photos and step-by-step instructions • Explains how to use qi-points to treat conditions in close proximity to the points as well as enact healing in tender or injured regions through the use of distant points • Details how to use Tui Na in all ages to release stress, re-energize the body, invigorate the mind, and relieve pain, sciatica, headache, sports injuries, and other common ailments Tui Na, which means “grasp and push,” is a Chinese system of therapy that uses massage and bodywork manipulation to relieve pain, release tension, and treat common ailments. Often practiced in conjunction with acupuncture and Chinese herbalism, Tui Na is also used as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony and stimulate the overall flow of qi, or vital energy, throughout the body. The leading authority on Tui Na in the West, with years of study in China, Indonesia, and Thailand, Maria Mercati combines the individual techniques of Tui Na into an easy-to-use method for whole-body health. Providing rich full-color photos with step-by-step instructions, she demonstrates each of the 15 unique Tui Na techniques, showing clearly where to place your hands as well as offering clear diagrams of the meridian energy channels and more than 100 powerful qi-points, where qi energy can be directly affected to restore balance and harmony. She explains how to use the qi-points to treat conditions in close proximity as well as enact healing in tender or injured regions through the use of distant yet connected qi-points. The author details how to use Tui Na treatments to relieve neck, shoulder, and back pain, sciatica, headache, and many other common ailments, treat sports injuries, and improve athletic performance. She also shows how it can release stress, re-energize the body, and invigorate the mind, as well as provide healing massage for adolescents, the elderly, and babies. Offering a healing method that requires no special equipment and is simple enough to do at home or in a chair at work, this fully illustrated guide provides a hands-on program to help yourself and others find whole-body health.
Massage Made Easy: 100 Great Ways to Beat Stress, Relieve Aches and Pains, and Tone Key Areas of Your Body
Massage Made Easy
100 Great Ways to Beat Stress, Relieve Aches and Pains, and Tone Key Areas of Your Body
Hardcover      ISBN: 1586635735
Ayurvedic Massage: Traditional Indian Techniques for Balancing Body and Mind
Ayurvedic Massage
Traditional Indian Techniques for Balancing Body and Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814896
Ayurvedic Massage is the first book on the subject, and the first new massage therapy introduced to the West since shiatsu. One of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, Ayurveda views the human being as intimately connected with the environment and all other life forms. Ayurvedic massage works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that assists all systems of the body to repair and renew themselves. Practitioners concentrate on the marmas, subtle energy points that respond to gentle physical manipulation, and work with the needs of the different body types. The author guides both the novice and experienced practitioner through each step in the full body massage and explains which oils work best for particular body types. •  Includes massage techniques for expectant mothers and their babies. •  Outlines techniques and natural remedies for treating specific disorders, including arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and insomnia. •  Offers a complete guide to the traditional forty-day beauty treatment as practiced in India, and includes recipes for massage oils, facial creams, and beautifying clay baths. Â