For beginning to advanced courses in deep tissue therapy, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial therapy, and acupressure; and for holistic bodywork classes combining any of these approaches.
Holistic Bodywork provides a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding today’s four most popular methods of bodywork: Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, and Acupressure. Each modality is explored in terms of both physiology and theory, with detailed descriptions of fundamental techniques. These descriptions, together with complete protocols for practical application, are accompanied by many images and diagrams. Written for students, practitioners and instructors at all levels, this text presents complex concepts in a simple format organized for maximum instructor flexibility. Step by step, students move from the absolute basics to advanced concepts, including tensegrity. Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, terms, and summaries; quick quizzes and discussion questions; quick-reference tools and tables, and much more.
Table of Contents
Part I Getting Started
Chapter 1-Preparation for bodywork
Part II The Deep Tissue Approach
Chapter 2–A study of tissues
Chapter 3–Introduction to deep tissue theory
Chapter 4-The techniques of deep tissue massage
Chapter 5-Sample routines for Deep Tissue Massage
Part III The Neuromuscular Approach
Chapter 6–A study of nerves and related structures
Chapter 7–Introduction to neuromuscular theory
Chapter 8-The techniques of neuromuscular therapy
Chapter 9-Sample routines for Neuromuscular Therapy
Part IV The Myofascial Approach
Chapter 10–A study of fascia
Chapter 11–Introduction to myofascial theory
Chapter 12-The techniques of myofascial therapy
Chapter 13-Sample routines for myofascial therapy
Part V The Acupressure Approach
Chapter 14–A study of Qi and the Acupressure channels
Chapter 15–Introduction to acupressure theory
Chapter 16-The techniques of acupressure therapyChapter 17-Sample routines for Acupressure therapy
Part VI The Holistic Approach
Chapter 18–Putting it all together
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Format: Safari Book
$25.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-255733-7