Massage Fusion


Author: Rachel Fairweather,Meghan Mari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909141230

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 3763

Massage Anatomy

A Comprehensive Guide


Author: Abby Ellsworth,Peggy Altman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607105039

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 5942

Ahhh! Discover the power of massage--from the inside out--in this unique reference book featuring seven styles of massage and enlightening anatomical illustrations. Massages energize, revitalize, and renew both body and spirit, and have even been proven to restore and promote good health. But to safely practice massage, you need to understand how the body works. Everyone from new students to experienced massage therapists can benefit from this unique book dedicated to the practice of massage. * The world of massage at your fingertips! This comprehensive book explores seven of the world's best-known styles of massage: Swedish, Fusion, Shiatsu, Thai, River Stone, Reflexology, and Reiki. * Massage Anatomy uniquely combines an understanding of the human body with different massage styles, making it an excellent resource for practitioners of all levels. * Detailed anatomical illustrations and approachable text demonstrate body planes, muscle groups, and crucial areas like the nervous and lymphatic systems. There is also a helpful reference section on massage terminology and a glossary of muscles. * Discover the ancient secrets practiced by Native Americans and Egyptians using warm stones that are applied to the body. Feel the “spirit life force” of reiki, a centuries-old Japanese technique used to promote peace and well-being. And find out how to combine Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage techniques for a fabulous massage fusion. * Next to strong hands, this comprehensive guide book is a massage therapist's most important tool--an invaluable resource for new students and experienced therapists alike. * Includes poster of massage techniques and muscle systems.

Weird And Wonderful Spa Treatments And Massage - The Guide From Pearl Escapes 2014


Author: Pearl Howie


ISBN: 1291599908

Category: Travel

Page: 225

View: 2070

From Key Largo to Shanghai Pearl has tried it all and lived to tell the tale. Discover the weird and wonderful world of spa treatments in this informative, humorous and down to earth guide, which explains how to spa from the simplest massage to the most unusual treatments. Each experience has been tried and tested by the author so, as well as the definition of the treatment, you'll find out exactly how it feels and what the after effects were. Also includes recommendations for spas with exceptional treatments. A must for spa goers, therapists and spa managers too!

Healing Massage

An A-Z Guide for More Than Forty Medical Conditions


Author: Maureen Abson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170591

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 8847

Part I. Massage techniques. Introduction; Hand massage; Foot massage; Head massage; Back massage -- Part II. An A-Z of medical conditions. Ankylosing spondylitis; Anxiety disorders; Asthma; Cancer; Cerebral palsy; Cervical and thoracic spondylosis; Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalopathy; Constipation; Cr& Down syndrome; Dupuytren's contracture; Eating disorders; Emotional issues and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Fibromyalgia; Foot drop; Frozen shoulder; Gynecological issues; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Lumbar spondylosis; Menopause; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscular Dystrophy; Parkinson's disease; Peripheral neuropathy; Plantar fasciitis; Pregnancy; Raynaud's syndrome; Repetitive strain injuries; Restless legs syndrome; Rotator cuff injury; Scar tissue; Sciatica; Scoliosis; Shin splint syndrome; Sinusitis; Temporomandibular joint disorders; Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis; Tennis elbow; Tension headaches; Trigeminal neuralgia; Whiplash; Winged scapula; Wrist-drop.

Basic Practices of the Universal Healing Tao

An Illustrated Guide to Levels 1 through 6


Author: Mantak Chia,William U. Wei

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775141

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 7300

A comprehensive reference guide to the foundational Taoist practices taught by Master Mantak Chia • Organized by level and chi kung system for quick reference during practice or teaching • Includes 220 exercises from more than 20 of Master Chia’s practice systems, including the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, the Microcosmic Orbit, Chi Self-Massage, Cosmic Detox, and Iron Shirt Chi Kung • Covers all of the basic exercises in the Universal Tao’s first 6 levels of instruction Organized progressively by level and system for quick reference during practice or teaching, this illustrated guide covers all of the foundational exercises in the Universal Healing Tao’s first 6 levels of instruction. Keyed to the corresponding book for each complete practice, such as Healing Light of the Tao and Chi Self-Massage, this guide includes 220 exercises from more than 20 of Master Mantak Chia’s practice systems, including the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, the Microcosmic Orbit, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Wisdom Chi Kung, Tao Yin, Chi Nei Tsang, Cosmic Detox, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, Cosmic Healing, Tendon Nei Kung, and Karsai Nei Kung. Offering a comprehensive reference to the beginning and intermediate practices of the Universal Healing Tao, this book allows you to build a regular Taoist practice combining internal and external chi and sexual energy exercises from the full range of Master Chia’s teachings, enabling you to purify, transform, regenerate, and transcend not only your own energy but the energy around you as well.

Massage Mastery

From Student to Professional


Author: Anne Williams

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781780179

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 767

View: 3564

"Massage mastery: from student to professional, presents the theory (why) and practice (how) of massage therapy in an engaging, accessible way for today's adult and young-adult learners. Chapters are organized into manageable topics that facilitate incorporation into any massage curriculum."--Publisher.

Table Thai Yoga Massage


Author: Heath Reed & Nicole Errico-Reed

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496913019


Page: 106

View: 8785

Table Thai Yoga Massage is a modern-day evolution and fusion of Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga. These blended healing practices harmonize breath, movement, and intention to provide decreased stress, tension, and pain. At the heart of Table Thai Yoga Massage is the practice of loving kindness, or what the Thais call "Metta." Metta is truly applied when both giver and receiver are in a space of loving kindness. That is, practicing Table Thai in a way that feels good to give AND feels good to receive. With the spirit of "metta," this book showcases simple, easy, and fun approaches to safely move and stretch the body to feel good from the inside out! Table Thai Yoga Massage is a 3-dimensional experience, where the muscles, tendons, ligaments, as well as the joints receive the benefit of movement and massage. Table Thai restores natural range of motion and joint health, enhances functional integration of the body, and clears fascial restrictions from previous injuries and repetitive stress patterns. Likewise, Table Thai Yoga Massage clears blockages along the wind channels, or sen, and powerfully relaxes the mind and calms the heart. It is with grateful hearts and warm smiles, that we are pleased to share Table Thai Yoga Massage!

Moon Los Cabos

Including La Paz & Todos Santos


Author: Nikki Goth Itoi

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 161238630X

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 9720

This full-color guide to Los Cabos includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Mexico enthusiast Nikki Goth Itoi knows the best ways to experience Los Cabos—from hiking in the Sierra de la Laguna to visiting the amazing Pulmo Reef, the only coral reef system in the Sea of Cortez. Itoi draws on her extensive knowledge of the area to provide themed trip ideas, such as Surf and Dive Spots and Cabo Nightlife, plus in-depth coverage of the many activities available to travelers. With insightful advice on finding secluded beaches, diving shipwrecks, and grabbing a bite in La Paz, Moon Los Cabos gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs


Author: John Ankerberg,John Weldon

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9781565071605

Category: Religion

Page: 670

View: 4126

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.

Alternative Healthcare

A Comprehensive Guide (Consumer Health Library)


Author: Jack Raso

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615928588

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 4469

Raso examines the philosophical underpinnings of alternative medicine as well as hands-on healing, Qigong, and faith healing. He shows that, whatever the specific philosophy, the common denominator is a rejection of the scientific approach of modern medicine in favor of a belief in paranormal forces that influence the well-being of mind and body. The final section is a firsthand account of Raso's many revealing visits to various alternative healthcare practitioners. The book concludes with an encyclopedic glossary of alternative healthcare terminology.A thoroughly skeptical, debunking view of many alternative therapies. . . Recommended. The Reader's ReviewThis book is a timely and broad-based account. . . Well researched and referenced, it is a good introductory guide to the Tower of Babel of beliefs, mysticism, pseudoscience and empirical and statistically uncontrolled persona observations involved in such health care. . . . interesting insider information not seen in other literature . . . this book will do no harm to the gullible and desperate and is safe to recommend to patients. Canadian Medical Association JournalRecommended book by the National Council Against Health Fraud

Integrative Pain Management


Author: Diana Thompson,Marissa Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909141261

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 6729

Sex Without Pain

A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve


Author: Heather Jeffcoat

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483528030

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 100

View: 9243

Sex doesn't have to hurt! Whether your pain during intercourse (or your partner’s) began with a first sexual experience or after pregnancy or injury, this step-by-step guide - developed by a leading women’s health physical therapist - can put you on the path to recovery, and to enjoying the sex life you deserve. Women who experience painful intercourse, including those diagnosed with vaginismus, overactive pelvic floor, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, and interstitial cystitis, have all benefited from author and physical therapist Heather Jeffcoat's unique treatment program. Now, after years of experience and countless successes, Heather is sharing her insights and making her proven methods available as a self-treatment guide women and their partners can use in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Using her orthopaedic background as a foundation, Heather's approach begins with a simple, but often overlooked, truth; pelvic muscles are muscles, and should be treated that way. Her program showcases the IRAS MethodTM (pronounced "erase"), a series of physical therapy treatment techniques with proven results. In this book, she explains the anatomy of the pelvic floor and guides readers through the use of a self-treatment tool called a dilator to provide massage and other muscle relaxation - gentle stretching techniques designed to return a women's muscles back to a resting state. Detailed medical illustrations, step-by-step instructions, additional exercises for progressive relaxation and large muscle groups, and helpful links to a variety of resources - along with Heather's wealth of solid medical advice and encouragement - make this book a must-read for any woman pursuing the goal of a satisfying, pain free sex life.

Life Pulse Massage

Taoist Techniques for Enhanced Circulation and Detoxification


Author: Mantak Chia,Aisha Sieburth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620553104

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 4496

A fully illustrated guide to abdominal massage for improved cardiovascular health, organ detoxification, and enhanced vital energy • Includes fully illustrated massage instructions to open restricted blood vessels, direct blood flow for healing, balancing blood pressure, and detoxifying organs • Details specific massage treatments for many common ailments such as lower back pain, sciatica, asthma, headaches, and reproductive issues • Explains the ancient art of reading pulses to diagnose organ health • Reveals how blood acts as the vehicle for our vital energy Blood and chi often flow side by side throughout the body, the blood acting as the vehicle for our vital energy. Areas of slow or congested circulation lead to blockages in the flow of vital energy and toxin accumulation in the body. The practice of Life Pulse Massage allows these blockages to be cleared, revitalizing cardiovascular function, detoxifying the organs, and restoring the flow of blood and chi throughout the body. In this fully illustrated guide to Life Pulse Massage, Master Mantak Chia details abdominal massage practices to open restricted blood vessels, direct blood flow to specific areas for healing, release arterial tension to rebalance high or low blood pressure, and detoxify individual organs and body systems such as the liver, lungs, lymph nodes, and colon. He shows how to clear and activate the master pulses of the navel and aorta and synchronize these master pulses with the 52 pulses of the whole body for optimum circulation and energy balance. He explains the ancient art of reading pulses to diagnose organ health as well as how to recognize internal health states through the unique positions and shapes of the navel. Detailing specific Life Pulse Massage treatments for many common ailments such as lower back pain, sciatica, asthma, headaches, and reproductive issues, Master Chia shows how liberating the flow of blood and chi can prevent illness before it takes hold, revitalize the organs, and set the stage for optimum health.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome

The Complete Guide for Physical Therapists


Author: Paula Clayton

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170869

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 7963

This complete guide to treating patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or piriformis syndrome, combines multiple techniques—rather than the usual single approach—to get quicker and more resilient results. Focusing on the practical application of skills acquired in twenty years of treating elite athletes, Paula Clayton provides a comprehensive guide to the latest discussions of the therapeutic handling of fascial tissue, dry needling, instrument-assisted soft-tissue manipulation, and dynamic taping. Presenting material formerly unavailable in one volume, this book provides evidence-based information on fundamental principles that enable practitioners to map approaches to dysfunction and injury before attempting hands-on treatments. Superbly designed for ease of use and supported with full-color illustrations that clarify and complement the text, this book puts decades of experience and research at readers' fingertips, expanding their ability to both improve their practice and educate their patients.

Fusion of the Five Elements I

Basic and Advanced Meditations for Transforming Negative Emotions


Author: Mantak Chia

Publisher: Universal Tao Publications

ISBN: 9780935621181

Category: Emotions

Page: 200

View: 9015

Healing Adventures - Wellness Getaways for Health & Happiness


Author: Paul Froemming


ISBN: 0983823413

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 138

View: 5069

Overview - The world's best places for health & happiness are revealed in this new book, fresh from five continents, with 50 stories and a gallery of color photos. Travel, health and adventure writer Paul Froemming, author of The Best Guide to Alternative Medicine, is your guide on an around-the-world journey into the mind, body and spirit. Ports of call will include a selection of the best resorts and spas, along with their exotic healing treatments. There are meetings with extraordinary teachers of the good life, who will reveal their secrets. Healing Adventures will take you to places of health & happiness, including the best wellness getaways of Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific - and show you how to get there! Places: Warm water spas in Italy, France and Greece. Spa cuisine and massage in Thailand. Water sports and rain forest treatments in Australia, the "Pancha Karma" renewal treatments of India, Tai Ji in China and Shiatsu massage in Japan. Adventures will include Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii and the Pacific plus California and Mexico. People: Deepak Chopra, MD - Don Miguel Ruiz - Sufi master Sheikh Abdoulaye Dieye - Greenland Shaman Angaangaq - Tibetan Lama Dzongchen Khenpo Rinpoche - Tai Ji Master Chungliang Huang - Entertainer Michael Jackson.

Manual of Clinical Assessment for Massag


Author: David Zulak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909141377


Page: 584

View: 9401

The book brings together a range of examination and assessment techniques which are otherwise only found in a variety of different places. It presents them in a way relevant to massage therapists. The book will be used by MT students to learn of the existence of these techniques and how and when to use them. More experienced MTs will use the book to enhance, update and extend their skills in what is a key area if appropriate therapy is to be given.

Folk Art Fusion

Learn to paint colorful contemporary folk art in acrylic


Author: Heather Galler

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 163322404X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1114

Discover how to create colorful, contemporary folk art with a modern twist! Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings. Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today's painters, and discover how to create contemporary folk-art paintings with approachable, step-by-step projects featuring traditional subjects painted with creative techniques and popular style, including flowers, animals, architecture, sugar skulls, portraits, and more. Colorful, contemporary, and inspirational, Folk Art Fusion allows artists of all skill levels to discover the joy of creating modern, global-inspired art in this time-treasured genre.

Cosmic Fusion

The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces


Author: Mantak Chia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778477

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 1713

A guide to the advanced practice of Inner Alchemy, which brings the physical body into balance with the energy body • Presents the second level of Inner Alchemy practices that use the eight forces of the pakua (bagwa) to collect, gather, and condense chi in the body • Explains how to balance negative emotional energy with positive energy to detoxify, nourish, and integrate the physical and the energy body with the forces of nature • Shows how to collect and channel the greater energies of the stars and planets to create unity between what is above and below Cosmic Fusion is an advanced level of Inner Alchemy that teaches how to bring the physical body into balance with the energy body--a necessary prerequisite for the formation of the universal body, the pearl of compassion that is one with Original Creation and the Universal Tao. Cosmic Fusion works with the expression of the eight pakua (bagwa) of Chinese cosmology, through which all creation is divided and given form, nature, and definition. Cosmic Fusion exercises establish the spiritual body firmly in the lower abdomen, where chi energy is gathered and distributed to all parts of the body--and into all creation. The fully illustrated exercises in this book also show how to collect and channel the greater energies of the stars and planets. By “fusing” all these different energies together, a harmonious whole is created, a unity of what is above and below. As heavenly and earthly forces are brought into balance, the life perfectly suited to the practitioner manifests, allowing the spirit body to prepare to move into worlds beyond--and back.