BodyWork Shiatsu

Bringing the Art of Finger Pressure to the Massage Table

Author: Carl Dubitsky

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815265

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 6900

Explains the art of finger-pressure massage.

The Ohashi Bodywork Book

Beyond Shiatsu with the Ohashiatsu Method

Author: Wataru Ohashi

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568360966

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 9307

In the Western world there is only one top name in bodywork and shiatsu--Wataru Ohashi, founder of the Ohashi Institute and the Ohashiatsu method. This is the first book to detail the Ohashiatsu method--a unique body-massage program that facilitates the exchange of energy between giver and receiver. Over 600 photos, 115 in color.

Beyond Shiatsu

Ohashi's Bodywork Method

Author: Wataru Ohashi

Publisher: Kodansha America

ISBN: 9781568363516

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 188

View: 3539

This is a comprehensive guide to the unique methods that have made the Ohashi Institute famous around the world; methods that have moved beyond traditional shiatsu to develop an approach to acupressure that is holistic rather than symptomatic, energizing rather than purely physical. This is a comprehensive guide to the unique methods that have made the Ohashi Institute famous around the world; methods that have moved beyond traditional shiatsu to develop an approach to acupressure that is holistic rather than symptomatic, energizing rather than purely

Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book

A holistic approach to massage and bodywork

Author: Suzanne Yates

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047848

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 1648

Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother. This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors. For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides: Clarity of information Full text referencing Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.

The Practice of Shiatsu

Author: Sandra K. Anderson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323045804

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 240

View: 1908

Presents an introduction to the theory, techniques, and methods of shiatsu.

The Practice of Shiatsu

Author: Sandra K. Anderson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323045804

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 240

View: 5798

Presents an introduction to the theory, techniques, and methods of shiatsu.

The Thompson Method of Bodywork

Structural Alignment, Core Strength, and Emotional Release

Author: Cathy Thompson,Tara Thompson Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620556650

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 1355

An illustrated manual for using physical movement and alignment to resolve chronic pain and tension and work with the emotions • Includes 90 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 protégé-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 90 corrective alignment exercises, the authors show how to release 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.

Barefoot Shiatsu

Author: Shizuko Yamamoto,Patrick McCarty

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 9780895298577

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 5140

One of the world's leading shiatsu authorities explains the basics of acupressure massage and demonstrates techniques for using feet and toes to achieve a balanced, deep massage

Shiatsu Theory and Practice

Author: Carola Beresford-Cooke

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 3614

Written by a well-known and highly respected author and practitioner within the field, Shiatsu Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu, drawing in detail on the theoretical foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Phase theory as well as that of Zen. Beresford-Cooke explains the strands of theory in a way which makes their integration into practice clear and rational. She includes step-by-step descriptions of treatment routines and techniques, alongside case histories illustrating the application of theory to practice. The book features detailed descriptions and illustrations of meridians, point locations and functions, and these are shown together with salient underlying anatomy. The text is supported by full colour photographs as well as online videoclips showing techniques, routines in the four positions and how to treat individual points and meridians. There are also supplementary online resources such as exercises and activities, web links, appendices for each chapter, and instructor lesson plans, homework and testbank of questions. This fully revised third edition is essential reading for students and practitioners of shiatsu and massage therapy.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 460

View: 8561

"Explore 21 of the top modalities in massage practice today with direction from leading experts in each modality."--Back cover.

Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage

Author: Mark F. Beck

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285187555

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 956

View: 9321

Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Sixth Edition, comprehensively provides the foundation of knowledge required to become a massage professional. It delves into several areas within the profession, with chapters devoted to spa massage, lymph massage, clinical massage techniques, therapeutic procedure, athletic massage, massage in medicine, and more. Providing a fresh new design, updated terminology and expanded content on topics such as research literacy and business administration, this new edition provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful massage therapist and will be a reference that users can count on throughout their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essential Shiatsu

The Eight Extraordinary Meridians : Using the Japanese Art of Healing Massage for Personal Health and Spiritual Well-being

Author: Yuichi Kawada,Stephen L. Karcher

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780316859493

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 191

View: 4773

Shiatsu is the ancient Japanese art of finger pressure massage and, just like acupuncture, it aims to identify and treat the 8 meridians of the human body by applying pressure and stimulation in order to treat a wide variety of human ailments and lethargies. The 8 meridians were known even in ancient times, but no one really knew fully their significance in putting right major imbalances. In ESSENTIAL SHIATSU, experienced Shiatsu master Yuichi Kawada brings this ancient art up-to-date and fully explains and illustrates the first ever full mapping of the 'new' meridians and offers instruction on how to stimulate them with hand pressure and stretching. The psycho-somatic connection of illness is explained and the book features a comprehensive list of ailments and suggested Shiatsu treatments. The author also provides reassuring and inspiring case histories which show how the treatment has been effective in treating real life cases.

Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Author: Noah Karrasch

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190859

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 2429

Written for bodywork and manual therapy practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as other healers who want to expand their skills, this generously illustrated book explains how and where emotions and static energy are held in the body, and how they can be released and rebalanced in therapies that challenge bodymindcore awareness

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323260799

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 1440

Ideal for both classroom and practice, Modalities for Massage & Bodywork, 2nd Edition presents 23 modalities of bodywork, their history, development, effects, benefits, contraindications, basic curricula and certification requirements. Updated photos and illustrations, critical thinking questions, and flash cards give you a better picture of today's massage best practices. Evolve companion website provides matching activities, flash cards, answers to multiple-choice questions, weblinks and video demonstrations of various modalities covered in the text to make learning more interactive. Case histories in each chapter illustrate the effects of the modality within a therapeutic context, creating the opportunity for integrative, clinical reasoning that helps prepare you for work in the various modalities. Student objectives and key terms at the start of each chapter provides a framework for what to expect and what to focus on with each chapter. In My Experience boxes provide personal insights about specific techniques from experts in the field. Full-color design and techniques shown with photos and illustrations enhance understanding and comprehension of each modality. Multiple-choice test questions at the end of each chapter with answers on the Evolve website help you measure your understanding of the modality and obtain instant feedback from the answer key that includes rationales. Suggested readings, resources and references in each chapter offer robust resources for you to further research each modality. Clinically relevant boxes and tables highlight important information. NEW Modalities chapters provide you with a greater awareness of the opportunities and options available as they pursue a massage therapy career and practitioners with more practical information they can apply to their work. NEW! Student resources on Evolve supplement the classroom experience and ensures you retain the material in the text. 23 different body techniques are introduced to help you learn about different modalities you may want to pursue and reaffirm your knowledge of techniques. More than 2 hours of video on the Evolve website bring the modalities to life and help put the text instructions in perspective. NEW! Updated content, photos and illustrations equip you with the latest information and visuals on modalities from experts in the field that reflect current practices in the field and the needs and wants of massage therapy practitioners and students. NEW! Critical thinking questions added to each chapter actively engage and challenge your reasoning skills. NEW! Additional review questions added to each chapter supply you with more opportunities to review what you have learned and test your knowledge.

Do-it-yourself Shiatsu

How to Perform the Ancient Japanese Art of Acupressure

Author: Wataru Ohashi,Vicki Lindner

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140196320

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 3218

The original do-it-yourself guide to Shiatsu--the ancient Japanese art of acupressure--is now printed with a new Preface and cover. Includes clear explanations of all technical terms and 100+ helpful photos to illustrate Shiatsu techniques and show locations of pressure points.

Shiatsu Anma Therapy Doann's Short and Long Forms

Author: DoAnn T. Kaneko

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463466676

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3113

Shiatsu Anma Therapy, DoAnn's Short & Long Forms, outlines the history, principles and practice of Shiatsu-Anma and Shiatsu, and teaches both forms of this Oriental massage, otherwise known as Long Form and Short Form, which have been developed by Dr. Kaneko, a pioneer in the field with over forty years experience. Used as a course book at the Shiatsu Massage School of California, and in many schools in the U.S. and beyond, the book, like its author, is considered to be an authority on the subject, and useful for both lay and professional practitioners of Shiatsu-Anma. The book includes a step-by-step guide, with illustrations, on how to practice Shiatsu-Anma and Shiatsu.

Pathways of Qi

Exercises & Meditations to Guide You Through Your Body's Life Energy Channels

Author: Matthew Sweigart

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738750069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 6372

Nurture the flow of Qi energy in your body for a life of vibrancy, balance, and wellness. In Pathways of Qi, Chinese Medicine expert Matthew Sweigart shows how to use touch therapy, meditations, and gentle Qigong exercises to clear away blockages and open up to energetic nourishment. Based on ancient wisdom traditions, these hands-on assessment and treatment techniques have been cultivated to heal the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Explore the channels of energy in the body—known in Chinese Medicine as the meridians—and for each one, discover the limb position, yin/yang properties, corresponding elements, functions, affirmations, and more. With illustrations to help you master the physical postures and gestures, Pathways of Qi will guide you through gentle practices for a life of improved awareness, connection, and health. Praise: “Pathways of Qi exemplifies the essence and beauty of the Ohashiatsu modality in every way. I highly recommend this book.”—Ohashi, author of Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu and Reading the Body “Matthew Sweigart’s new book provides a fresh look on a subject too often taught using only boring charts and lists. In Pathways of Qi, Matthew takes the reader along on his own personal journey. Although it reads a lot like a novel the text includes an in-depth presentation of the subject. Matthew explains both the scope and the details he has discovered and become familiar with inside the body’s electromagnetic field. A very worthwhile read for students, professionals, and even potential clients of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) and acupuncture.”—Cindy Banker, Founding President of the American Shiatsu Association and Director of the A.O.B.T.A.’s Council of Schools and Programs “Pathways of Qi is an empowering manual on Meridian Therapy providing practical ways to heal yourself and others. If you’re interested in healing, this book is vital for tapping the source of your life force.”—Michael Reed Gach, author of Acupressure’s Potent Points “A gifted Shiatsu and Qi Gong teacher, Matthew Sweigart harmoniously combines his passion for the healing arts with his lifetime experience with the theories of ancient Chinese philosophy. Written in an easy to understand refreshing way, Pathways of Qi is a valuable compendium for practitioners and instructors of different traditions.”—Nilsa Eberhart Diaz, owner of Zen Shiatsu Caribbean Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico “Matthew Sweigart’s clear illustrations and instructions are enhanced by his wisdom stories that bring these teachings to life. The stories and teachings open your eyes to the Qi that is the source of Life, energy and healing. Pathways of Qi is a reference tool, a collection of wisdom, and a gift to humanity. Thank you for taking the time to record your wisdom for current and future generations. A masterpiece!”—Bonnie Jean Miller, MDI, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Universit

Massage and Bodywork

Adapting Therapies for Cancer Care

Author: Peter A. Mackereth,Ann Carter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443100314

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 4071

'Massage and Bodywork' brings together common forms of bodywork with a focus on an important and challenging area of practice. The book illustrates how massage can be safely adapted for patients and dispels some misconceptions about working with people who have cancer.

Atlas of Shiatsu

The Meridians of Zen Shiatsu

Author: Wilfried Rappenecker,Meike Kockrick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702029629

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 3213

Atlas of Shiatsu presents clear, detailed descriptions of the twelve main meridians used in Shiatsu practice. The study of the meridians is a difficult aspect of Shiatsu training and this highly-illustrated atlas explains and illustrates their positions within the body. The description of each meridian is supported by 15-30 illustrations. Clear and detailed descriptions of each of the twelve main meridians used in Shiatsu practice Highly illustrated, with 15-30 illustrations supporting the description of each meridian Attractively designed The first atlas of shiatsu