Holistic Bodywork

Paperback | March 4, 2011

byJames Pulciani

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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.

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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 des...

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

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ISBN - 10:0135138957

ISBN - 13:9780135138953

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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