Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type
An Ayurvedic Tradition
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0892811846
Integrates the traditional healing arts of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage to restore the body, mind, and spirit, explaining how to determine a person's Ayurvedic body type with hands-on techniques for working with them. Original.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1572243759
A step-by-step guide to self-treatment for pain shows readers how to use trigger point therapy to relieve soft-tissue pain, repetitive strain injuries, accident trauma, and sports injuries.
How to Harmonize Your Mental, Emotional, and Physical Energies
Paperback ISBN: 1594773874
Outlines self-massage techniques for alleviating physical tension and chronic pain, providing full-color illustrations that demonstrate a range of exercises while sharing additional coverage of how massage can release emotional stress and improve muscle strength. Original.
The Tui Na Manual
Chinese Massage to Awaken Body and Mind
Paperback ISBN: 1620557495
A full-color, illustrated guide to Chinese tui na massage techniques for whole-body health • Demonstrates each of the 15 unique Tui Na techniques with rich full-color photos and step-by-step instructions • Explains how to use qi-points to treat conditions in close proximity to the points as well as enact healing in tender or injured regions through the use of distant points • Details how to use Tui Na in all ages to release stress, re-energize the body, invigorate the mind, and relieve pain, sciatica, headache, sports injuries, and other common ailments Tui Na, which means “grasp and push,” is a Chinese system of therapy that uses massage and bodywork manipulation to relieve pain, release tension, and treat common ailments. Often practiced in conjunction with acupuncture and Chinese herbalism, Tui Na is also used as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony and stimulate the overall flow of qi, or vital energy, throughout the body. The leading authority on Tui Na in the West, with years of study in China, Indonesia, and Thailand, Maria Mercati combines the individual techniques of Tui Na into an easy-to-use method for whole-body health. Providing rich full-color photos with step-by-step instructions, she demonstrates each of the 15 unique Tui Na techniques, showing clearly where to place your hands as well as offering clear diagrams of the meridian energy channels and more than 100 powerful qi-points, where qi energy can be directly affected to restore balance and harmony. She explains how to use the qi-points to treat conditions in close proximity as well as enact healing in tender or injured regions through the use of distant yet connected qi-points. The author details how to use Tui Na treatments to relieve neck, shoulder, and back pain, sciatica, headache, and many other common ailments, treat sports injuries, and improve athletic performance. She also shows how it can release stress, re-energize the body, and invigorate the mind, as well as provide healing massage for adolescents, the elderly, and babies. Offering a healing method that requires no special equipment and is simple enough to do at home or in a chair at work, this fully illustrated guide provides a hands-on program to help yourself and others find whole-body health.
The Reflexology Atlas
Paperback ISBN: 1594770913
The Reflexology Atlas is the first comprehensive reference guide to provide an overview of and instructions for the many forms of reflexology. 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.
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.
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"--