Holistic Bodywork by James PulcianiHolistic Bodywork by James Pulciani

Holistic Bodywork

byJames Pulciani

Paperback | March 4, 2011

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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.

Title:Holistic BodyworkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.7 inPublished:March 4, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135138957

ISBN - 13:9780135138953


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 therapy  

Chapter 17-Sample routines for Acupressure therapy 


Part VI The Holistic Approach

Chapter 18–Putting it all together