Secrets of Massage
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1782404937
Medical massage has been used to alleviate pain for thousands of years. Now you can learn to expertly use pressure and movement to relieve pain, ease tension, and provide comfort to the weak and weary. Secrets of Massage is a comprehensive guide to learning the traditions and benefits of massage. While massage is a refined skill, this guide will makes learning approachable, with full colour photographs, illustrations, instructions, and step-by-step sequences. From effleurage and petrissage, to friction and shiatsu, you will learn basic techniques and how to apply them to a full-body massage routine. Special sections will show you how to include essential oils into your sessions. Create a suitable environment and develop a fundamental understanding of the physical and emotional benefits now! This ancient tradition of healing through touch is at your fingertips.
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. â€¢Â Â Includes massage techniques for expectant mothers and their babies. â€¢Â Â Outlines techniques and natural remedies for treating specific disorders, including arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and insomnia. â€¢Â Â 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
The Book of Massage
The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Eastern and Western Techniques
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0743203909
An updated edition of the classic guide to massage features detailed step-by-step instruction in basic holistic massage techniques, including Eastern and Western methods ranging from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology, all complemented by full-color photography and line drawings. Original. 30,000 first printing.
An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Paperback ISBN: 0892817305
A revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system.Â Each body has its own logic, its own language of release. This internal logic is at the heart of Body Rolling, an innovative technique that uses a ten-inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling teaches "touch and tell" anatomy; you learn to physically find the origin of a muscle and sense what it feels like for that muscle to fully release. Experiencing first-hand the interrelationships in the muscular system comes as a revelation to most bodywork therapists. Body Rolling is an excellent treatment for a number of conditions, and it can re-teach muscles to move effortlessly and painlessly. It creates structural changes that are positive, permanent, and powerful, and that prevent new injuries from occurring.Â The author explains the underlying principles of her technique, shows how to get started, and gives instructions for basic side, front, and back routines.Â Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging.Â
Is Acupuncture Right for You?
What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You
Paperback ISBN: 1594772673
Is Acupuncture Right for You? offers a concise introduction to acupuncture, one of the oldest known healing therapies. Recognized as an alternative to Western medicine, acupuncture is particularly effective for treating chronic pain. Ruth Lever Kidson explains diagnosis and treatment options.
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.
The Ethics Of Touch
The Hands-on Practitioner's Guide To Creating A Professional, Safe And Enduring Practice
Paperback ISBN: 1882908406
In this work on ethics, Ben Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe directly address the difficult, confusing and seldom-discussed-but-often-troubling dilemmas confronting touch therapy practitioners. By honestly describing the issues, identifying clear principles, naming specific resources and using stories straight from the treatment room, they have written a book to guide, support and inspire both students and seasoned practitioners. Reflective exercises and questions allow the reader to personalize each chapter.