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Medicine Hands Therapists Workbook and Journal: Activities to Deepen Oncology Massage Practice
Medicine Hands Therapists Workbook and Journal
Activities to Deepen Oncology Massage Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 1844096726
The Original Self-paced Learning System Education is undergoing a vast transformation through the creation of new technologies. While the workbook/journal format might seem low tech by comparison, it has an important place in acquiring knowledge and skills. A workbook is the original self-paced learning system. Whether a practitioner is beginning to study massage for people affected by cancer or is deepening their practice, learning occurs through a number of directions: self-study, guided clinical lessons with an experienced teacher, supervised hands-on practice with clients, mentoring, and peer support via group interactions. Medicine Hands, the textbook, addresses the knowledge needed to work safely with these clients.Medicine Hands Therapist Workbook and Journal focuses on practicing with the information so that it becomes more ingrained. The workbook and journal uses the following types of activities to build practitioner knowledge: quizzes supplemental activities awareness exercises reflective questions ethical dilemmas touch exercises case studies Like Medicine Hands, the workbook and journal continues the use of the pressure, site and position framework as a core tenet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Total Reflexology: The Reflex Points for Physical, Emotional, and Psychological Healing
Total Reflexology
The Reflex Points for Physical, Emotional, and Psychological Healing
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1594772479
The first complete book of reflexology to incorporate acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, and the chakra system • Remaps the entire foot to fine-tune the pressure points • Explains how to work with the emotional reactions that may be released when physical conditions are treated • Full-color detailed diagrams provide precise illustrations of pressure points In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Martine Faure-Alderson takes reflexology to a new level by integrating acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other holistic healing modalities into the practice. From her background as a physician, she brings a scientific precision to using the foot as a map of the body and all of its systems. She then uses her training in alternative therapies to integrate the mental and psychological issues that may accompany physical conditions, providing the first complete holistic approach to using reflexology for physical, emotional, and mental health. Total Reflexology presents each of the major body systems in turn--from the digestive system to the human energetic system--using 25 full-color newly mapped foot diagrams that provide precise indications of pressure points and their correspondences to all areas of the body. The author also includes her latest work using craniosacral therapy and the role of the cerebrospinal fluid in reflexology as well as how to integrate use of the chakra system. She shows how finely tuned reflexology stimulates the body’s self-healing abilities, making this an indispensable resource for the layman and professional alike.
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
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.
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
The Thompson Method of Bodywork: Structural Alignment, Core Strength, and Emotional Release
The Thompson Method of Bodywork
Structural Alignment, Core Strength, and Emotional Release
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1620556642
"An illustrated manual for using physical movement and alignment to resolve chronic pain and tension and work with the emotions Includes 62 exercises to work with emotions through the body and support the neck, shoulders, lower back, feet, and overall posture as well as breathing and voice Explains how to listen to the body's signals to discover our physical and emotional blindspots--the weaknesses and misalignments at the root of our discomfort Draws on Zen shiatsu, Rolfing, yoga, and Gestalt psychotherapy to explain how transformation of physical structure corrects imbalances in the unconscious mind Developed by Cathy Thompson through her many years as a bodywork therapist, the Thompson Method incorporates Zen shiatsu, Rolfing, yoga, and Gestalt psychotherapy to heal pain in the physical body both through bodywork and by recognizing the emotional blockages that often underlie chronic pain, tension, and poor alignment. In this practical manual, Thompson and her protege-daughter Tara Thompson Lewis provide a deep understanding of body mechanics and how to work with emotions through the body. They explore how to listen to the body's signals to discover our physical and emotional blindspots--the weaknesses and misalignments at the root of our discomfort--and explain how transformation of your physical structure can correct imbalances in the unconscious mind caused by repressed memories and emotional traumas. Offering illustrated instructions for 62 corrective alignment exercises, the authors show how torelease body tensions, realign the body's dynamic structure, work with the deep postural muscles, and support the neck, shoulders, lower back, and feet to strengthen the emotional and physical body as well as improve singing, dancing, yoga, and posture while sitting at the computer. They also explore breathing and bodywork practices to release the vocal mechanism and free the voice for more fluid and powerful self-expression. By recognizing and releasing the deeper emotional triggers beneath our physical complaints, the Thompson Method allows you to resolve chronic pains, increase body awareness and free movement, and create the foundation for good health and well-being"--