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.
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"--
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.
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.
The Reflexology Manual
An Easy-To-Use Illustrated Guide to the Healing Zones of the Hands and Feet
Paperback ISBN: 0892815477
Traces the history of reflexology, a holistic treatment for disease and relief from stress, and shows how to use the pressure points of the hands and feet to alleviate energy blocks and promote optimum health
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.
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 Reflex Points for Physical, Emotional, and Psychological Healing
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1594772614
The first complete book of reflexology to incorporate acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, and the chakra system • Remaps the entire foot to fine-tune the pressure points • Explains how to work with the emotional reactions that may be released when physical conditions are treated • Full-color detailed diagrams provide precise illustrations of pressure points In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Martine Faure-Alderson takes reflexology to a new level by integrating acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other holistic healing modalities into the practice. From her background as a physician, she brings a scientific precision to using the foot as a map of the body and all of its systems. She then uses her training in alternative therapies to integrate the mental and psychological issues that may accompany physical conditions, providing the first complete holistic approach to using reflexology for physical, emotional, and mental health. Total Reflexology presents each of the major body systems in turn--from the digestive system to the human energetic system--using 25 full-color newly mapped foot diagrams that provide precise indications of pressure points and their correspondences to all areas of the body. The author also includes her latest work using craniosacral therapy and the role of the cerebrospinal fluid in reflexology as well as how to integrate use of the chakra system. She shows how finely tuned reflexology stimulates the body’s self-healing abilities, making this an indispensable resource for the layman and professional alike.
Muscle Response in Diagnosis, Therapy and Preventive Medicine
Paperback ISBN: 0892813288
A practical and reliable diagnostic tool that has emerged over the past twenty-five years, kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of bodily motion, especially muscle movements and their relationship to our body systems. Viewing the body as a balanced triad of structure, chemistry, and mentality, applied kinesiology gauges muscle response to pinpoint underlying physical problems. Within 30 minutes, a competent kinesiologist can evaluate bodily functions and provide a readout on the workings of the glands, organs, lymphatic system, circulatory and nervous systems, circulation, and muscle-bone structure. Applied Kinesiology demonstrates how this technique can be of practical use for everyone.Â