Bringing the Art of Finger Pressure to the Massage Table
Paperback ISBN: 0892815264
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 Dubistsky 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.
The Reflexology Healing Bible
Release Your Inner Energy with Your Fingertips to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Promote Healing
Hardcover ISBN: 0785829636
Fully illustrated throughout, this practical guide explains how to use ref lexology to enhance both physical and mental well-being.
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 History of Massage
An Illustrated Survey from Around the World
Paperback ISBN: 0892818816
Robert Noah Calvert offers a comprehensive history of massage that spans the globe. Starting with the healing art's ancient foundations, The History of Massage leads us through Greek temples and Middle Eastern bathhouses, Chinese martial arts traditions and Native American sweat lodges, to discover the significant role of touch therapy in the life of the world's people.
Trigger Point Self-care Manual
For Pain-free Movement
Paperback ISBN: 1594770808
A guide to the treatment of pain from common sports injuries and other physical activities â€¢ Contains at-home techniques to promote healing and self-awareness of the body's musculature â€¢ Explains how to relieve pain using manual massage in conjunction with small physio balls â€¢ Includes an illustrated treatment reference section organized by region of the body The vast majority of physical injuries incurred by active people begin with muscular injuries that are not addressed by the conventional medical approach to orthopedic care. Injuries of this type are generally too minor to warrant splinting, casting, or medication and often do not prevent participation in physical activities. They do, however, produce noticeable discomfort and, over time, frequently lead to more severe injuries. In Trigger Point Self-Care Manual Donna Finando presents methods for the healing and prevention of musculature injuries. She identifies the causes of and remedies for areas of muscular tightness and restriction and details many self-care techniques, including precise self-massage, stretching, and the use of wet heat and/or ice. In the fully illustrated reference section, organized by body part, she identifies the pain associated with trigger points in each muscle of the body and provides instructions for palpating, treating, and stretching the muscle in order to release it.
A Self-Help Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0892816414
This guide to the effective use of acupressure can treat a wide range of conditions, from migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome to tennis elbow and tendonitis. Designed for individuals seeking to alleviate their own physical ailments, these easily mastered methods use deep finger and thumb pressure over acupuncture points to enhance the natural energy flow of the body.