A fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide to the many different kinds of reflexology- Provides reflexology treatments tailored for a wide variety of common health disorders - Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color Of all the ancient practices that have been revived by the growth of alternative healing, reflexology is one of the most popular. It is easy to learn, can be applied anywhere, and is especially well-suited to self-treatment or the treatment of a partner. It is also excellent for the treatment of children. The Reflexology Atlas is the first comprehensive reference guide to provide an overview of and instructions for the many forms of reflexology--foot reflexology, hand reflexology, ear reflexology, head reflexology, and the total massage known as Shiatsu. Reflexology provides a quick and effective treatment for many of the health disorders experienced by people in today's world. Among the treatments included by Drs. Kolster and Waskowiak are reflexology techniques for allergies, joint problems, headaches, back pain, sleep disorders, and heart and circulatory problems. The Reflexology Atlas puts these techniques at your fingertips with its step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color.
Acupressure Techniques distills the learning of thousands of years of traditional Chinese medicine into simple exercises that can be used to alleviate physical ailments of all kinds. Practical and fully illustrated, this guide to the effective use of acupressure can treat a wide range of conditions, from migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome to sports injuries such as tennis elbow and tendinitis. By applying deep finger and thumb pressure to acupuncture points, the natural energy flow of the body is enhanced and healing is accelerated. With these methods you can treat yourself and your family in some of the safest and most effective ways known. Easily mastered, they put you back in charge of your own well-being.
A beautifully illustrated introductory guide to the healing powers of a massage, from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology.The Book of Massage is the classic guide to the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage, including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using aromatic oils and lotions. Now revised and updated with fresh color photos and drawings throughout, The Book of Massage is a simple and comprehensive handbook that reveals how you can experience the myriad benefits of giving and receiving a soothing massage.
This self-help guide helps you identify right- or left-brain dominance, and suggests color, sound, and pressure-point techniques to bring both sides into balance.
An ancient therapy used in China, Egypt, and India, reflexology provides effective, holistic treatment for both common and more serious disorders. According to reflexology, the hands and feet are microcosms of the body, containing points or zones that relate to individual glands, nerves, muscles, and organs. Reflexology harnesses the body's healing energy by stimulating specific pressure points on the hands and feet, alleviating the energy blocks that can cause pain or disability and restoring optimum health. In The Reflexology Manual, the practical text guides the reader in mastering these self-help techniques, and color photographs illustrate a full reflexology treatment step by step.Full-color illustrations throughout. Detailed diagrams of pressure-point zones on the hands and feet. Clear explanations of how to work with the energy meridians. Ideal for beginners as well as experienced students of reflexology.
For the first time, an expert in the Asian art of finger-pressure massage shifts the practice of shiatsu from the floor to the massage table--increasing the comfort of the patient, conserving the energy of the therapist, and augmenting the effects of the treatment. Skillfully integrating current Western scientific research with traditional energetic concepts and techniques of shiatsu, Carl Dubitsky provides a new perspective on this ancient healing art. His analysis of the muscular anatomy of the points and pathways is unique in Western literature, making shiatsu techniques more accessible and comprehensible to health professionals and bodyworkers of all schools.BodyWork Shiatsu grounds its discussion of shiatsu in a thorough review of traditional Asian medical theory, explaining the concepts of yin and yang, the five elements, and the flow of life energy, qi, along with the meridians of the body. These concepts form the basis of the health professional's approach to examination and treatment. The heart of the book contains detailed instructions in applying shiatsu to the massage table--from basic finger technique to choosing equipment--with specific recommendations for treating each part of the body. The fruit of the author's many years of immersion in both Eastern and Western systems of massage, BodyWork Shiatsu is an invaluable aid to all those interested in advanced applications of shiatsu as well as those wishing to incorporate basic principles of finger-pressure massage into their health-care practice.
A guide to coping with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome- Reveals how to deal with each disorder and how treatments can interact or aggravate if more than one disorder is present - Offers techniques to dispel the side effects created by these illnesses Fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome are often seen as interchangeable conditions, a belief held even by many health care providers. Nothing could be further from the truth--however, they do often coexist. Knowing if more than one of these disorders is present is extremely important because the treatment for one of them can often exacerbate the problems caused by the others. Written by a registered nurse and a psychologist who has been treating these conditions since 1994, this book presents an integrative medical approach to these three disorders with a strong emphasis on utilizing and strengthening the mind-body connection to restore well-being. The authors provide a thorough guide to numerous treatment options--from diet, exercise, and herbs to mindfulness meditation, chi kung, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They also offer techniques to dispel the "brain fog" that these disorders often create and show how to overcome the resultant obstacles to effectively communicating with your doctor. The additional information included on the psychological issues that accompany these chronic pain disorders allows this integrative treatment guide to open the door not only to physical recovery but also emotional and mental well-being.
Reiki is a Japanese term which means "universal life energy" -i.e. the energy that lives in all creation, that is inherent to all living beings and that nourishes them and keeps them alive. This book describes exactly how Reiki energy works, the way it can be used and the effects that can be achieved with its help.
THE HEALING ENERGY OF YOUR HANDS demystifies the art of healing. Beginning with a basic explanation of the nature of healing energy, illness, and the role of the mind in the healing process, Bradford offers techniques so simple that anyone, even a child, can work with healing energy. The author's intention is that anyone using his book can awaken his or her natural healing talents quickly and easily.
Topics include sensing energy, clearing energy blockages, eliminating negative self-talk, using affirmations, balancing the chakras, cleansing the auric field, relieving pain, and creating forgiveness.
Derived from methods of foot massage used in some ancient societies, reflexology as we know it today was popularized in the 20th century. It involves the application of pressure to specific energy zones of a subject's feet and hands by a practitioner, to pinpoint and treat health problems. If the flow in a zone is blocked or out of balance, it could affect the part of the body that particular reflex area relates to. 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.