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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.
The Alexander Technique: A Complete Course in How to Hold and Use Your Body for Maximum Energy
The Alexander Technique
A Complete Course in How to Hold and Use Your Body for Maximum Energy
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0312064942

The Alexander Technique is a proven process of mind and body reeducation that reduces stress and muscle tension, and revitalization those who practice it. Used by many actors, athletes, and dancers, the technique can help anyone increase his or her energy and achieve a more dynamic presence.

Written by a veteran instructor of the Alexander Technique, this authentic and easy-to-follow guide allows everyone to learn the increasingly popular program, with clear instructions for each exercise, and dozens of helpful photographs that show correct and incorrect positions to use for the exercises and throughout the day.

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.
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

For the first time in the West, Chinese tui na massage techniques are brought together in an easy-to-use method for whole-body health
The Handbook of Chinese Massage integrates classic Tui Na (meaning push and grasp) techniques used in the Orient for centuries into a revolutionary method for health and well-being. Traditional Chinese massage practitioners use specific individual techniques to treat a wide variety of ailments--techniques demonstrated in this book. But after years of study in China, Indonesia, and Thailand, Maria Mercati has taken these separate techniques and combined them into a whole-body treatment never before seen in East or West. Tui Na massage stimulates the flow of qi, vital energy, in healthy individuals as well as sick ones. It requires no special equipment and is simple enough to do at home or in a chair at work.

The Handbook of Chinese Massage includes step-by-step instructions for each of the fifteen unique tui na techniques, many of which are unfamiliar to Western massage practitioners.

More than 100 color photographs and diagrams clearly show where to place your hands on the body and where to find the key meridians.
The Reflexology Healing Handbook: Release Your Inner Energy with Your Fingertips to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Promote Healing
The Reflexology Healing Handbook
Release Your Inner Energy with Your Fingertips to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Promote Healing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785836020

Reflexology is a simple, noninvasive, harmless, and natural way to achieve optimum health. Firm pressure is applied with the thumbs and fingers to reflex points which are located on all parts of the hands and feet. By applying pressure on these points, all the organs, glands and structures of the body can be stimulated and encouraged to heal. This book will enable the complete beginner to soothe away the stresses and strains of everyday life and promote well-being. It will also allow you to alleviate a whole host of common conditions such as headaches, backache, digestive problems, menstrual problems, arthritis, coughs and colds, insomnia, and many more.

The Book of Massage: The Complete Stepbystep Guide to Eastern and Western Technique
The Book of Massage
The Complete Stepbystep Guide to Eastern and Western Technique
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0743203909

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.
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

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.

Rolfing and Physical Reality
Rolfing and Physical Reality
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813806

A warm and wise self-portrait of the woman who originated the therapy that bears her name. Here, Ida Rolf tells about her life, about the wonder of the human body, about life in general, and about Rolfing in particular, explaining her technique of manipulating muscle tissue to allow the body to come into its correct alignment.
After Rolfing, your body has been encouraged to do what it wants to do--you move with ease, your lungs take in more air, and you are taller (and therefore, slimmer).

Reiki Healing  Bible
Reiki Healing Bible
Hardcover      ISBN: 1845735250
Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide
Acupressure Techniques
A Self-Help Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816414

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.