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 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.

Shiatsu Theory and Practice

Author: Carola Beresford-Cooke

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Principles and Practice of Manual Therapeutics E-Book

Author: Patrick Coughlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702035890

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Part of the Medical Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Series, this comprehensive resource offers brief, yet thorough coverage of alternative and complementary hands-on therapies, including Chiropractic, Healing Touch/Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and massage. Focusing on manipulative techniques and their therapeutic applications to common and un-common disorders, it addresses both Eastern and Western approaches to the discipline. Ideal for comparing and contrasting the various forms of manual therapeutics, it describes the basic philosophy and theories of the different methods, as well as the techniques themselves. It also provides an overview of the principal manual therapies practiced worldwide, the theories and rationale behind them, and practice algorithms.

The Bodywork and Massage Sourcebook

Author: Andrew S. Levine,Valerie J. Levine

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 9780737300987

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 327

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Offers essential information on bodywork and massage modalities, talks about the type of bodywork best for your own body and personality, and reveals the benefits of each technique, from Swedish massage, to Reiki, shiatsu, Trager, and Feldenkrais

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

Homeopathy: The Great Riddle

Author: Richard Grossinger

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583946993

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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This is a wonderfully succinct book which sets forth the history, essence, and methodology of homeopathy. The book is well organized in 5 major sections. There is a very thorough overview of the precepts and tenets of the practice, its historical origins, a detailed and well-covered biography of Samuel Hahnemann and a review of the politics of the allopathy v. homeopathy debate. It is further embellished with copious annotations, an appendix with an actual case history and a very fine reference for homeopathic resources such as organizations, suppliers and other texts covering a variety of related topics. Call it a perfect Homeopathy 101 text if you will, the author makes a very even-handed presentation of the material, including the politics of medicine as they have evolved in the USA over the past century.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416025832

Category: Medical

Page: 636

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Perfect for students and practitioners in medical, health, and science fields, this acclaimed resource lays the groundwork for a solid understanding of complementary and integrative therapy. It provides insight into the historical context of alternative healing systems, as well as the most up-to-date scientific research and clinical applications for integrative medicine. Focusing on therapies best supported by clinical trials and evidence, it describes key concepts of the most prevalent complementary and alternative therapies in use today. This edition features many new chapters and a new appendix, with thorough updates and references throughout. Evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. The book's broad perspective traces CIM therapies from their origins and development, up to the latest information on research and clinical trials. Written by expert leaders in the field of complementary medicine, including contributions from several well-known authors such as Elliot Dacher, Joseph Pizzorno, Ted Kaptchuk, Hari Sharma, Daniel Redwood, and Caroline Hoffman. Two-color format emphasizes special features and important material in diagrams, tables, boxes, and main headings. Suggested readings at the end of all chapters guide readers to further research on chapter topics. Coverage of neurohumoral physiology is now included in the chapter on Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). Ten new chapters are included on Issues in Integrative Medicine, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Energy Healing, Biophysical Modalities & Devices, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Tibetan Medicine, and Yoga. Chapters on Homeopathy and Mind-Body have been completely re-written by new contributors for a fresh perspective on these subjects. A new appendix of Native American Herbs provides updated information on this topic of interest. Reorganized progression of material breaks content into five sections instead of four, offering a more balanced presentation within each section.

Bodywork

What Type of Massage to Get, and how to Make the Most of it

Author: Thomas Claire

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

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A massage therapist offers a first person narrative account of different massage therapies, including Swedish, the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Rolfing, the Trager Approach, and Shiatsu

Planning Your Career in Alternative Medicine

A Guide to Degree and Certificate Programs in Alternative Health Care

Author: Dianne J. Boulerice Lyons

Publisher: Avery Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 522

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Offers a list of study programs in various areas of alternative medicine.

New York

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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A Guide to Alternative Medicine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780785319849

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 384

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Alternative medical treatments have been around in this country for centuries. This book gives insight into some of those treatments.

20-Minute Shiatsu

Author: Patrick McCarty,Shizuko Yamamoto

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847281079

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 72

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20-Minute Shiatsu is a quick and easy guide to the basics of shiatsu - Japanese "finger-pressure" (also called acupressure massage.) Shiatsu is an Asian technique of healing and relaxation that has been successfully used for centuries. Based on the idea that channels of energy flow through the body, shiatsu was developed to keep these pathways flowing freely to maintain maximum health. Using easy-to-follow photographs and illustrations, the authors show you how to give an extremely effective treatment session in 20 minutes. In addition, there are hints and suggestions to add techniques if you have extra time. Complete with photographic summary of the entire treatment routine and 14 Meridian charts.

Complementary Therapies and Wellness

Practice Essentials for Holistic Health Care

Author: Jodi L. Carlson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 386

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This book provides practical information about complementary care and wellness in addition to specific information about many therapeutic approaches that therapists use. Legal Aspects of Practice. Utilization, Reimbursement, Legislative, Fraud and Abuse, and Documentation Issues. Researching Alternative Therapies. Creating and Integrative Clinic. Developing Therapeutic Presence. Introduction to Asian Medical Systems. Introduction to Energy Therapies. Introduction to Manual and Body Based Approaches. Introduction to Mind/Body Therapies. Introduction to Wellness and Health Promotion. Biofeedback. Craniosacral Therapy. The Feldenkrais Method™. Imagery. Myofascial Release. Non-Contact Therapeutic Touch. Reflexology. Reiki. Relaxation, Meditation, and Breath. Shiatsu. Structural Integration (Rolfing). Tai Chi. Yoga. Stress Management. Pain Control. Women's Health. AIDS. Smoking Cessation. For anyone interested in Alternative Healing.

Alternative and Complementary Treatment in Neurologic Illness

Author: Michael I. Weintraub

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 325

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Providing comprehensive coverage on remedies and techniques currently being utilized to treat and alleviate symptoms of neurologic disorders, this first book of a series offers coverage on both traditional allopathic and complementary approaches and how, in combination, they can be applied as viable treatment options.

Prenatal Massage - E-Book

A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075460

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and postpartum. You'll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. Contraindications and precautions are also provided where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for every client. Comprehensive coverage guides you through all aspects of prenatal massage in a single book, addressing fundamentals, techniques, preparation, and prevention of potential problems. Many useful techniques are described in detail for prenatal through postpartum massage with step-by-step instructions so you can begin using these techniques with your clients immediately. Numerous boxes throughout the text highlight key information and provide clinical tips. Touch Points and In My Experience boxes share the author's personal observations about the chapter material with real-life examples from her years in practice. Over 350 detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs illuminate procedures, concepts, and techniques. Clear writing and organization addresses content in four main units: pregnancy massage, labor massage, postpartum massage, and marketing strategies. A companion DVD packaged with the book contains 45 minutes of video demonstrating different massage techniques presented in the book. DVD icons within the text encourage you to watch relevant video footage at appropriate points. Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter clearly identify the concepts you should focus on in the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to assess your understanding and review important information presented in the book. A glossary of all key terms and definitions makes it easy to quickly look up a new term or to refresh your memory.