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Thai Yoga Massage: A Dynamic Therapy for Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Energy
Thai Yoga Massage
A Dynamic Therapy for Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Energy
Paperback      ISBN: 0892811463
A paperback edition with DVD featuring a unique massage therapy that combines stretching, breath work, assisted yoga postures, and pressure point therapy • Text includes more than 125 black-and-white photographs of instructional postures • DVD features author demonstrating techniques for performing a one-hour massage In the temples of Thailand many centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts was born. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically. In this paperback edition of Thai Yoga Massage, Kam Thye Chow not only leads readers through every aspect of this ancient bodywork therapy using more than 125 detailed, step-by-step photographs, but he also demonstrates the techniques for performing a one-hour massage in the accompanying DVD. Kam Thye Chow is one of the world's foremost practitioners and has taught massage in Thailand and throughout Europe and North America. With this text and DVD set, his personal training is now available for those who wish to see the techniques demonstrated live as a complement to the points discussed in the text.
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
Your Guide to the Alexander Technique
Your Guide to the Alexander Technique
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0312064942
Provides instructions for exercises designed to reduce stress and muscle tension, and revitalize the body, and includes photographs demonstrating the correct positions for each exercise
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.
Secrets of Reflexology
Secrets of Reflexology
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 178240466x
Using this pocket guide, learn to identify the longitudinal and transverse zones in the feet and hands, and how to apply pressure to specific points in order to alleviate physical symptoms, promote energy flow around the body, and encourage good health.
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.
Traditional Reiki for Our Times: Practical Methods for Personal and Planetary Healing
Traditional Reiki for Our Times
Practical Methods for Personal and Planetary Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817771
Explores the ancient Tibetan touch therapy used to recharge and rebalance the body's energy, discussing history, method, and applications
Applied Kinesiology: Muscle Response in Diagnosis, Therapy and Preventive Medicine
Applied Kinesiology
Muscle Response in Diagnosis, Therapy and Preventive Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813288
A practical and reliable diagnostic tool that has emerged over the past twenty-five years, kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of bodily motion, especially muscle movements and their relationship to our body systems. Viewing the body as a balanced triad of structure, chemistry, and mentality, applied kinesiology gauges muscle response to pinpoint underlying physical problems. Within 30 minutes, a competent kinesiologist can evaluate bodily functions and provide a readout on the workings of the glands, organs, lymphatic system, circulatory and nervous systems, circulation, and muscle-bone structure. Applied Kinesiology demonstrates how this technique can be of practical use for everyone.Â
Is Acupuncture Right for You?: What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You
Is Acupuncture Right for You?
What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You
Paperback      ISBN: 1594772673
Is Acupuncture Right for You? offers a concise introduction to acupuncture, one of the oldest known healing therapies. Recognized as an alternative to Western medicine, acupuncture is particularly effective for treating chronic pain. Ruth Lever Kidson explains diagnosis and treatment options.
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.