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Bodywork : what type of massage to get, and how to make the most of it

Author: Thomas Claire
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A guide to getting bodywork, not a how-to, this book answers questions about each major kind of bodywork therapy including: Swedish massage, the Rolfing method, the Alexander technique, the Feldenkrais method, myofascial release, the Trager approach, Rubenfeld synergy method, Rosen method, shiatsu, reflexology, aromatherapy, therapeutic touch, CranioSacral therapy, Reiki, holotropic breathwork, and polarity therapy.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Claire, Thomas.
Bodywork.
New York : W. Morrow, ©1995
(OCoLC)760954362
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Claire
ISBN: 0688125816 9780688125813 0688149529 9780688149529
OCLC Number: 31290148
Description: xxi, 440 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started : how to use this book (p.3) (Helpful hints --
How to make the most of your massage, How to choose a practitioner, A note on gender) --
Introduction (p.9) (What is massage?, Bodywork is not a substitute for medical treatment, A brief overview of the history of bodywork, The role of massage and bodywork in health care in the United States, The common foundations of body work, Touch Research Institute : the scientific evidence, The evolving role of the massage therapist) --
pt. 1. Traditional Western massage. Swedish Massage at a glance (p.19). 1. Swedish Massage and its variations (p.21) --
pt. 2. Structural/Functional/Movement integration : somatic education. The Rolfing Method of structural integration at a glance (p.55). Cont.) : 2. The Rolfing Method of structural integration (p.57) --
The Alexander Technique at a glance (p.77). 3. The Alexander Technique : aligning the spine (p.79) --
The Feldenkrais Method at a glance (p.97). 4. The Feldenkrais Method : awareness through movement (p.100) --
pt. 3. Other contemporary Western bodywork practices. Myfascial Release at a glance (p.119). 5. Myfascial Release : physical therapy joins hands with massage therapy (p.121) --
The Trager Approach at a glance (p.131). 6. The Trager Approach : meditation in motion (p.134) --
Rubenfeld Synergy Method at a glance (p.149). 7. Rubenfeld Synergy Method : touch therapy meets talk therapy (p.151) --
Rosen Method at a glance (p.167). 8. Rosen Method : listening to the body (p.169). Cont.): pt. 4. Asian bodywork : practices with Eastern roots. Shiatsu : Oriental acupressure at a glance (p.185). 9. Shiatsu : Oriental acupressure and other bodywork practices (p.188) --
Reflexology at a glance (p.215). 10. Reflexology : baring your sole (p.217) --
11. Aromatherapy massage at a glance (p.233). 11. Aromatherapy massage : appealing to the "scentses" --
pt. 5. Energetic bodywork : healing with the human energy field. Therapeutic Touch (TT) at a glance (p.249). 12. Therapeutic Touch (TT) : modulating the human energy field (p.251) --
CranioSacral Therapy at a glance (p.269). 13. CranioSacral Therapy : the skull speaks (p.271) --
Reiki at a glance (p.289). Reiki : universal life energy (p.291) --
Holotropic breathwork at a glance (p.309). Cont.): 15. Holotropic Breathwork : the music of breath (p.312) --
Polarity therapy at a glance (p.325). 16. Polarity Therapy : balance currents of energy (p.327) --
pt. 6. Supplemental information : simple tools. 17. The spa experience : pampering yourself while your body works (p.346) --
18. Resources for further exploration (p.350) --
Glossary: Body work from A to Z (p.369) --
Appendix A: Comparative summary of bodywork practices (p.387) --
Appendix B: State boards administering massage practice laws.
Responsibility: Thomas Claire.

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A guide to getting bodywork, not a how-to, this book answers questions about each major kind of bodywork therapy including: Swedish massage, the Rolfing method, the Alexander technique, the Feldenkrais method, myofascial release, the Trager approach, Rubenfeld synergy method, Rosen method, shiatsu, reflexology, aromatherapy, therapeutic touch, CranioSacral therapy, Reiki, holotropic breathwork, and polarity therapy.

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