Massage Fusion

Author: Rachel Fairweather,Meghan Mari
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909141230
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
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Massage Anatomy

A Comprehensive Guide
Author: Abby Ellsworth,Peggy Altman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607105039
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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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.

Healing Massage - An A-Z Guide for More Than Forty Medical Conditions

For Professional and Home Use
Author: Maureen Abson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170591
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 264
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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
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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.

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

Author: Pearl Howie
ISBN: 1291599908
Category: Travel
Page: 225
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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!

Table Thai Yoga Massage

Author: Heath Reed & Nicole Errico-Reed
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496913019
Page: 106
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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!

Massage Mastery

From Student to Professional
Author: Anne Williams
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781780179
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 767
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"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.

Chi Nei Tsang

Chi Massage for the Vital Organs
Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594778507
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 416
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An ancient Taoist system for detoxifying and rejuvenating the internal organs • Presents techniques to clear blockages in the body’s energy flow • Includes illustrated exercises to relieve common ailments, revitalize the organs, and enable readers to take charge of their own health and well-being • Focuses on the navel center, where negative emotions, stress, and illness accumulate The techniques of Chi Nei Tsang evolved in Asia during an era when few physicians were available and people had to know how to heal themselves. Many people today have symptoms that modern medicine is not able to cure because a physical source for the problem is not easily found. The energies of negative emotions, stress, and tension--all common in modern life--and the weight of past illness accumulate in the abdominal center, causing energy blockages and congestion. When this occurs, all vital functions stagnate and myriad problems arise. By practicing the techniques of Chi Nei Tsang, this stagnation is removed and the vital organs surrounding the navel center are detoxified and rejuvenated. Master Chia teaches readers how to avoid absorbing negative energies from others and take full charge of their health through the self-healing techniques of Chi Nei Tsang. He offers fully illustrated exercises that show how to detoxify the internal organs and clear the energy (chi) channels throughout the body. He also presents methods for balancing emotions, managing stress, and observing the body in order to recognize, ameliorate, and prevent maladies before they become a problem.

Moon Los Cabos

Including La Paz & Todos Santos
Author: Nikki Goth Itoi
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 161238630X
Category: Travel
Page: 300
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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
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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.

Alternative Healthcare

A Comprehensive Guide (Consumer Health Library)
Author: Jack Raso
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615928588
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
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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

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
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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.

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
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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.

Spa Bodywork

A Guide for Massage Therapists
Author: Anne Williams
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781755788
Category: Medical
Page: 341
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This textbook guides massage therapists through each step of delivering a spa treatment—from consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, supplies, room set-up, specific procedure steps, and ideas for integrating massage techniques, spa products, and enhancing accents. While wet-room treatments are discussed, the focus is on dry-room treatments, which can be delivered in a wider variety of settings. More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate each technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshot boxes provide a quick overview of the treatment before the detailed step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes offer clean-up and sanitation tips. Sample Treatments include promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.

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
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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.

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
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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.


Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
Author: Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062641808
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 432
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The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand—a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades—delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery. In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful —exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.

Yoga for Emotional Balance

Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression
Author: Bo Forbes
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823242
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Emotional balance is within your reach—when you cultivate the intelligence of both your body and mind. Bo Forbes, a psychologist and yoga teacher, presents an integrative approach to healing anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. In this book, she offers some of her most important teachings and practices, including: • restorative yoga sequences designed to balance anxiety and lift depression • breath- and body-centered exercises to calm your mind and energize your body • simple ways to understand your emotional patterns • an overview of the three main obstacles to emotional well-being • five tools for building emotional balance Rooted in classical yoga yet supported by psychology and science, the techniques in this book will help you create progressive and lasting change.