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

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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: 330

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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.

The Practice of Shiatsu - E-Book

Author: Sandra K. Anderson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070930

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Be prepared to answer certification questions about shiatsu, and develop the skills you'll need to become a successful practitioner! This comprehensive, easy-to-use textbook covers foundational information and methods, followed by more complex theory and practice. You'll learn how the channels (meridians) affect clients' health, how to conduct assessments, how to maintain proper body mechanics during practice, how to address imbalances in each of the Five Elements, and much more. Workbook-style exercises and questions at the end of each chapter improve your understanding and retention of the material. A title in the Mosby's Massage Career Development Series. Comprehensive textbook introduces you to all the essentials of shiatsu, offering a complete background on the history of shiatsu, relevant Eastern philosophies and Asian bodywork concepts, the channels (meridians), and proper body mechanics. A separate Theory and Practice section explores various assessment methods and how to evaluate assessment information, techniques and positions to address imbalances in each of the Five Elements, and advanced techniques. Includes all of the helpful learning features you expect from a Mosby's Massage Career Development Series title, such as a vibrant, full-color design, chapter outlines and learning objectives, key terms, workbook sections, and a companion DVD. Authored by a leading expert and certified practitioner with a background in shiatsu education and instruction. DVD packaged with the book contains over 90 minutes of video showing specific applications and techniques performed by the author, such as qigong, basic shiatsu techniques, jitsu and kyo, basic kata, including the hara techniques, and a standard treatment session. Each video clip on the DVD is referenced in the textbook with numbered icons that direct you to particular clips on the DVD. Over 330 full-color illustrations visually represent concepts and techniques. Special quote boxes interspersed throughout each chapter, contain thoughts and proverbs from Buddha, Eleanor Roosevelt, the Dalai Lama, Helen Keller, and many others.

Beyond Shiatsu

Ohashi's Bodywork Method

Author: Wataru Ohashi

Publisher: Kodansha America

ISBN: 9781568363516

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 188

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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

Zen Shiatsu

How to Harmonize Yin and Yang for Better Health

Author: Shizuto Masunaga,Wataru Ohashi,Shiatsu Education Center of America

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870403941

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

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An advanced, comprehensive book incorporating meditative psychology, massage and adjusting techniques into a holistic approach to health.

The Practice of Shiatsu

Author: Sandra K. Anderson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323045804

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 240

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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

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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.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323260799

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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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.

Barefoot Shiatsu

Author: Shizuko Yamamoto,Patrick McCarty

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 9780895298577

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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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: 6604

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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.

Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage

Author: Mark F. Beck

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285187555

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 956

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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.

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: 4919

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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.

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

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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.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323260799

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 7701

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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.

Massage Therapy

Principles and Practice

Author: Susan G. Salvo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323239714

Category: Medical

Page: 794

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Covering massage fundamentals, techniques, and anatomy and physiology, this comprehensive text provides a solid foundation in massage therapy and manual therapy. Includes case studies, expanded rehabilitation content, an emphasis on kinesiology, coverage of Thai massage, lines drawings, and over 700 full-color illustrations.--From publisher description.

Amma Therapy

A Complete Textbook of Oriental Bodywork and Medical Principles

Author: Tina Sohn,Robert C. Sohn

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892814886

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 426

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Amma is an ancient Chinese healing art, together with accupuncture and herbalism it forms the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine. This is a comprehensive textbook for students of Oriental bodywork.

Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Author: Noah Karrasch

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190859

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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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

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

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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.

A Practical Guide to Acu-points

Author: Chris Jarmey,Ilaira Bouratinos

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556436963

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 354

View: 8470

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An understanding of acu-points is vital not only for acupuncturists but also for bodyworkers. This user-friendly manual contains current, comprehensive information for both groups, with special emphasis on how shiatsu and tuina therapists can best utilize “point knowledge” in their practice. Renowned experts Chris Jarmey and Ilaira Bouratinos use succinct text, a well-organized framework, and detailed color anatomical illustrations to clarify the complexities of acu-points. In keeping with normal practice, the authors give the precise anatomical location of a point and illustrate it with a dot, along with alternative locations where relevant. However, the book goes further by delineating the larger area where the point can be activated by pressure, gua sha, and other means. In addition, it explains the optimum physical position for treatment via acupuncture, acupressure, and other strategies, as treatment positions can vary according to the method of point stimulation. The book also documents the distribution of sensation resulting from point stimulation, and differentiates between pressure and needle application where appropriate. A Practical Guide to Acu-Points presents a wealth of carefully researched information equally valuable for professionals, students, and conscientious practitioners.

Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs

Author: John Ankerberg,John Weldon

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9781565071605

Category: Religion

Page: 670

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This comprehensive, indexed volume includes short, one-page listings of pertinent facts about a particular movement, its founder, how it claims to work, scientific evaluations done, and its potential dangers. Some topics covered are angels, visualization, shamanism, hypnosis, new age medicine and martial arts.