Structural Bodywork

Author: John Smith
Editor: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780443100109
Size: 16,91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 316

Providing an advanced introduction to the field of structural bodywork, this valuable resource combines coverage of both skills and theory into one comprehensive guide to this specialized form of bodywork practice. Featuring numerous illustrations with photographs and drawings, it provides extensive information on the theory of structural bodywork related to human anatomy and clinical presentations. Focusing on issues related to dysfunctions of structure, posture, and gait, this reader-friendly text also discusses the background of structural bodywork, how it has developed, and how it is understood today. Content is highly readable, academically sound, and grounded firmly in bodywork practice. Previously unrelated theories are discussed and applied to practice. The well-known theories of Rolf and Feldenkrais are reviewed. A comprehensive practical manual section provides numerous techniques and models for a variety of musculoskeletal skeletal problems. Numerous illustrations provide a better understanding of text content.

Unbreak Your Health

Author: Alan E. Smith
Editor: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1932690360
Size: 15,83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 103

Smiths complete guide presents proven healing techniques from 5,000 years ago to the most modern innovations. With more than 300 listings in 135 categories, it is one of the most complete books ever published on complementary and alternative therapies.

Modalities For Massage And Bodywork E Book

Author: Elaine Stillerman
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323260799
Size: 20,67 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 853

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.

Learning Practicing And Living The New Careering

Author: Anna Miller-Tiedeman
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781560327400
Size: 11,92 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 127

"Learning, Practicing, and Living the New Careering presents a theoretical overview of conventional career counseling theories and compares them to the New Careering. This volume does not dismiss traditional career theories, but rather illustrates the symbiosis while placing conventional wisdom in a subordinate position to personal reality. Miller-Tiedeman uses case studies and discussion points to help both professionals and students learn practical application."--Jacket.

Bodywork Shiatsu

Author: Carl Dubitsky
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892815265
Size: 10,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 478

Explains the art of finger-pressure massage.

Integrative Pain Management

Author: Diana L.
Editor: Handspring Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1912085216
Size: 15,45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 167

his text blends current mainstream understanding (such as research, and pathophysiology) of chronic pain and integrative treatment wisdom. It provides both mainstream and CAM practitioners a reference tool to provide good and effective information and clinical decision-making on treatment options for people suffering from chronic pain. The how and why pain is epidemic is discussed. The approach is on the symptoms of pain, and how pain is individually expressed rather than the diagnoses of pain. Diagnoses are often misidentified, misunderstood, or multiple terms exist for a similar or potentially the same condition. To avoid this, the text will instead talk about expressions of pain. Pain anatomy presents the physical underpinnings for the chemical/hormonal, neurological, and soft tissue/fibrotic tissue explanations of pain. In the book visuals and diagrams will help the reader understand the function and dysfunction of pain. The material is grounded in research, providing basic reasoning for the body-based and mind-body approaches as it pertains to the theoretical constructs.The pedagogy is introduced, outlining the relationship between CAM and allopathic healthcare, and patient-centered therapeutic approaches as the frame for clinical decision-making. A variety of movement modalities and mind-body approaches are discussed and each chapter will include: a. Theoretical approach to treating pain/how the approach addresses current pain theories b. Assessment techniques: interview questions, measurement tools and techniques c. Treatment plan, techniques, modalities d. Self-care approaches e. Re-evaluation, measure of progress f. Supporting literature

Deep Tissue Massage Treatment E Book

Author: Jeffrey Simancek
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323082238
Size: 15,95 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 187

This significantly revised new edition features an easy-to-use format that provides basic theory and assessment of neuromuscular conditions followed by an extensive overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage Ñ including trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching. Step-by-step treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions are clearly outlined using detailed descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Downloadable assessment forms and 90-minutes of video on proper deep tissue massage techniques are included on the companion Evolve website. Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow. Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice. Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners. Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end-of-book glossary to help you focus on key content. Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice. Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques. NEW! 4-color art program features all new photos of the best techniques, body mechanics, and draping to better illustrate content. NEW! 90 minutes of video on the Evolve companion website vividly demonstrate the proper techniques needed to master deep tissue massage. NEW! Expanded coverage of theory and assessment gives you the background you need on documentation, techniques, and assessments before you begin learning how to perform deep tissue massage. NEW! Anatomic illustrations provide a refresher on pertinent anatomy right before the book heads into treatment coverage to reinforce the essential relationship between anatomy and proper massage. NEW! Expert reviewers, including Joe Muscolino, Sandy Fritz, and more, ensure material is accurate and appropriate for courses on deep tissue. NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek, former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.

Structural Integration And Energy Medicine

Author: Jean Louise Green
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620557991
Size: 10,75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 351

An illustrated guide to the Structural Integration bodywork process and the relationship between body alignment and energy flow • Details each of the 10 sessions in the Structural Integration bodywork series, explaining what to expect and how to maximize the benefits • Explores the relationship between the energetics of the body and its alignment, including a scientific understanding of how gravity affects body alignment • Explains how to incorporate essential oils and other holistic support tools as well as the psycho-emotional Hellerwork themes When the body’s structure is optimally aligned, not only does it eliminate pain, reduce inflammation, and stop the degeneration of joints and discs, it also enhances the flow of energy in the body and awakens us to greater mental clarity. In this illustrated guide to Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s Structural Integration process, Jean Louise Green introduces the principles of Structural Integration and details each of the 10 sessions in the Structural Integration bodywork series, explaining what to expect and how to maximize the benefits. She explores the relationship between the energetics of the body and its alignment, including an advanced scientific understanding of how gravity can become a beneficial force when the body is properly aligned. She provides clear, accessible descriptions of core concepts such as the Rolf Line and the torus, including a detailed explanation of how to access the energetics of the Rolf Line. She illustrates the rotation patterns of the body and explains how they contribute to pain and how correcting them may minimize the need for hip and knee replacements. She provides movement exercises and support tools for self-care and maintenance between sessions and explains optimal body mechanics for moving, sitting, and standing as well as how to avoid putting stress and strain back into the body. This book is an excellent resource guide to accompany a person through their Structural Integration series. The author also explores how to incorporate Joseph Heller’s psycho-emotional Hellerwork themes in the Structural Integration process and looks at holistic support tools such as electromagnetic resonancing, far-infrared saunas, essential oils, gratitude practices, meditation, and the Five Tibetan yogic exercises. Offering an energy medicine approach to bodywork, this guide provides both practitioners and laypeople with the necessary tools to dramatically increase the efficiency of the body, release chronic pain, improve mental function, and free energy flow.

The Thompson Method Of Bodywork

Author: Cathy Thompson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620556650
Size: 20,65 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 259

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.

Jaguar E Type 3 8 4 2 Litre

Author: Peter Crespin
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1904788858
Size: 15,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 915

Buying a car is an expensive business and mistakes can prove costly financially and in time, effort and stress. Wouldn't it be great if you could take an expert with you? With the aid of this book's step-by-step guidance from a marque specialist, you can! You'll discover all you need to know about the car you want to buy. The unique points system will help you to place the cars value in relation to condition while extensive photographs illustrate the problems to look out for. This is an important investment - don't buy an E-Type without this book's help.