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Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide
Acupressure Techniques
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.
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
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.
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.
Press Here Reflexology for Beginners: Foot Reflexology: A Practice for Promoting Health
Press Here Reflexology for Beginners
Foot Reflexology: A Practice for Promoting Health
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592337929
Reflexology is a non-invasive, natural, approach to health which activates the body’s self-healing abilities. It brings the body into a state of deep relaxation where healing can take place. Every part of your body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet. By applying pressure with your thumb and fingers to specific points, relief will come to the corresponding part of your body. Over the years, reflexology has become more and more popular. With costs of health care rising each year, exploring alternative and natural healing have essentially become a necessity. An overall healthy lifestyle is a huge part of staying healthy, and the simple and powerful touch of reflexology will give you an immediate leg up in the health department. While the principles of reflexology are simple, but the complexity of reflexology charts can be overwhelming for the beginner. Press Here! Reflexology for Beginners gives a clear understanding of where to find the reflex point on the foot, how it relates to the body, and how to apply the correct pressure for the strongest effect. Organized by reflex points from the top of the body to the bottom--one at a time on a double page--makes this guide a breeze to follow, and a fun and easy way to explore the art of foot reflexology.
Rolfing and Physical Reality
Rolfing and Physical Reality
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813806
A self-portrait of the warm, wise woman who created the therapy that bears her name. Here, Ida Rolf tells of her life and the wonder of the human body, and explains her technique of manipulating muscle tissue to induce correct alignment in the body.
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
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.
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
Karsai Nei Tsang: Therapeutic Massage for the Sexual Organs
Karsai Nei Tsang
Therapeutic Massage for the Sexual Organs
Paperback      ISBN: 1594771146
An illustrated guide to releasing emotional and physical blockages in the pelvic area through massage • Presents step-by-step instructions for sexual organ massages for women and men • Explains techniques to release knots, unravel nerve and lymphatic tangles, dissolve toxins and sediments, and increase blood flow • Effective for impotency, frequent and difficult urination, painful menstruation, ovarian cysts, menopause symptoms, painful intercourse, and low libido as well as back pain, sciatica, and hormone imbalance Our sexual organs play a major role in our physical and emotional health. Many emotional traumas and stresses are stored in the pelvic region in the form of tension in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons and imbalances in the meridians and organs, resulting in an accumulation of toxins and energetic knots and tangles. Freeing the jing chi of the sexual organs--a powerful source of healing energy--Karsai Nei Tsang helps to resolve physical and emotional blockages in the pelvic area through massage, meridian clearing, and detoxification. Illustrating complete sexual organ massages for women and for men, this book guides you through the techniques of Karsai Nei Tsang--including necessary detox preparations and the underlying Chi Nei Tsang principles--and shows you how to release knots and tight muscles (including the hip, buttock, and thigh muscles), unravel nerve and lymphatic tangles, dissolve toxins and sediments, and increase blood flow to the pelvic area. Addressing common problems associated with our sexual organs, this practice can be used to treat impotency, frequent and difficult urination, painful menstruation, ovarian cysts, menopause symptoms, painful intercourse, and low libido. It is also effective in alleviating back pain and sciatica, improving the body’s alignment, strengthening the pelvic floor, balancing the hormones, and increasing general vitality.