The Book of Massage

Author: Lucinda Liddell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743211512
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

A beautifully illustrated introductory guide to the healing powers of a massage, from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage is the classic guide to the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage, including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using aromatic oils and lotions. Now revised and updated with fresh color photos and drawings throughout, The Book of Massage is a simple and comprehensive handbook that reveals how you can experience the myriad benefits of giving and receiving a soothing massage.

Massage Anatomie

Author: Abby Ellsworth
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864133909
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

Ob für die Sportmassage, den Abbau unangenehmer Verspannungen oder die Massage eines Partners – dieses Buch führt den Leser von Grund auf in die Theorie und Praxis der Massage ein: von den Basisgriffen bis zur Erstellung eines kompletten Massageplans. Darüber hinaus erfahren Sie, wie man Verletzungen vorbeugt und aus jeder Massage das Maximum herausholt. Zahlreiche Fotografien und Illustrationen zeigen, wie die einzelnen Muskeln voneinander unterschieden und gezielt bearbeitet werden können. Einfache Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen erklären, wie einzelne Techniken und Griffe kombiniert werden, um dem Massierten zu Wohlbefinden und Entspannung zu verhelfen. So werden Sie im Handumdrehen in der Lage sein, wie ein Profi zu massieren und anderen ein perfektes Wellness-Erlebnis zu bieten. Ein Farbposter mit einer ausführlichen Darstellung der menschlichen Anatomie und der wichtigsten Massagetechniken für jeden Körperteil vervollständigt diesen praktischen Leitfaden.

Handbuch Meditation

Author: Culadasa John Yates
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 9783641201852
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

Das universale Standardwerk zur Meditation. Die Meditation ist der Königsweg zum Erwachen. Sie erlaubt uns, mit zunehmender Übung immer tiefere Zustände der Glückseligkeit, des Friedens und der Erkenntnis zu erreichen, die schließlich in der endgültigen und dauerhaften Befreiung vom Leiden gipfeln. Der Meditationslehrer und promovierte Neurowissenschaftler Culadasa John Yates zeigt in dieser universalen Meditationsanleitung, wie wir Schritt für Schritt unsere Praxis vertiefen können. Das an Erfahrungstiefe und Kenntnisreichtum über die Stufen der Meditation einzigartige Handbuch gestattet es sowohl Einsteigern als auch erfahrenen Meditierenden, allseits bekannte Hindernisse und Probleme – beispielsweise Gedankenwandern, Unachtsamkeit oder Langeweile – zu überwinden, indem die Ursachen erklärt und eingängige Lösungsmethoden vorgestellt werden. Hierbei werden auch aktuelle neurowissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse genutzt. Das neue Standardwerk zur Meditation führt anhand vieler Übungen und Beispiele in erleuchtete Dimensionen des Bewusstseins.

Bowel Cancer

Author: Barbara Borwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470031643
Release Date: 2006-02-03
Genre: Medical

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common killers of the 21st century. Bowel Cancer will develop the reader's knowledge and skills in both theory and practice and will enable nurses to demonstrate a good understanding of the problems posed by bowel cancer. This increased awareness provides opportunities for nurses to develop startegies that further enhance the quality and effectiveness of patient care. Acknowledging the vital role of a good working relationship for those engaged in the different aspects of care, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to colorectal cancer for all health professionals. From evolution and treatment to patient and family-centred care, including consideration of an individual's social, spiritual and psychological needs, either in the hospital or the community setting, Bowel Cancer is an excellent overall guide for all healthcare professionals.

Care Through Touch

Author: Mary Ann Finch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781441122056
Release Date: 1999-01-10
Genre: Religion

Most statements about embodied spirituality have been cerebral and abstract, presented from a theological or philosophical point of view. This massage manual seeks to give the reader an experience of embodied spirituality. The introduction situates massage, the art of anointing, within the framework of Christian spirituality and then proceeds to enflesh that through the meditative quality of the massage sequences, through the graphic and sensitive portrayal of vulnerability among the various men and women who volunteered to be the models in the sequences and, last but not least, through the visible devotion of the massage therapists.

Essential Readings in Holistic Nursing

Author: Cathie E. Guzzetta
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0834211327
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

AACN Protocols for Practice: Healing Environments discusses the benefits of creating a healing environment for critically ill patients and their families and how changes to a patient's environment can promote healing. Family needs, visitation, complementary therapies, and pain management are also covered.

The Complete Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure Naturally

Author: Deborah Mitchell
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466862685
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

I have high blood pressure-should I be worried? How can I prevent the health risks associated with it? Can I lower my blood pressure through diet and lifestyle changes? Are there alternatives or complements to prescription medications? How do I manage stress and hypertension-naturally? THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO LOWERING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE NATURALLY includes THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: Everything you need to know about the different types of high blood pressure, its causes, symptoms, risk factors, and complications. YOUR BEST TREATMENT OPTIONS: A full range of choices from diet, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to prescription medications, complementary methods, and alternatives. A GUIDE TO NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS: Your go-to resource for healthy herbal remedies, essential foods, safe supplements, and other natural ways to lower blood pressure. THE MOST COMMON MEDICATIONS: A quick-reference guide to popular prescribed drugs, possible side effects, how to use them safely, and if they're right for you. STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES: Simple lifestyle changes, sleeping tips, physical activities and exercises to help you control hypertension and stress. A PREVENTION PLAN JUST FOR YOU: A customizable approach to lowering high blood pressure that lets you design the plan that works for you-naturally.

Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Author: Mari Skelly
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934725
Release Date: 2006-08-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

Mainstream medicine, however useful in other areas of healing, has failed to effectively treat the complexities of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. This useful book focuses on alternative therapies for these prevalent diseases. Patients from around the world describe their experiences and coping strategies, while dozens of experts in fields ranging from naturopathy, ayurveda, and reflexology, to guided imagery, hypnosis, and guaifenesin therapy, share their knowledge. With 70 percent new material, this guide offers both insight and inspiration for those dealing with these challenging conditions.

Stress in the Modern World Understanding Science and Society 2 volumes

Author: Serena Wadhwa
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610696074
Release Date: 2017-01-23
Genre: Self-Help

An engaging exploration of the scientific theories and medical conditions relating to stress and an examination of case studies that suggest ways to manage, reduce, and prevent stress in everyday life. • Examines the impact of stress on both physical and psychological health and from both theoretical and practical perspectives • Provides broad, detailed coverage that explains what stress is, the effects of stress, and effective—and ineffective—methods of coping with or reducing stress • Includes personal accounts from individuals who explain how a specific coping strategy worked for them, thereby providing suggestions of how readers may be able to improve the quality of their own lives

The Complete Guide to Healing Fibromyalgia

Author: Deborah Mitchell
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429928397
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

· The most comprehensive, up-to-date information available—including the latest preliminary diagnosis guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology · A-to-Z lists of prescription medications, herbal remedies, and natural supplements · Proven strategies for relieving symptoms—muscle pain, stiff joints, fatigue, sleep problems, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, fibrofog, sexual dysfunction, and more · Alternative mind/body therapies—acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, hypnotherapy, light therapy, massage, neurofeedback, and other methods · Crucial information on dealing with doctors, health insurance, employment issues, disability, getting pregnant, child rearing, weight control, support groups, and much more · Plus an easy-to-follow program of diet, exercise, and sleep that will help relieve your pain and restore your quality of life

Getting Whole Getting Well

Author: Iris R. Bell
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781614483984
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Until now, trial and error has been the way most of us experiment with alternative healing techniques like vitamins, herbal supplements, and acupuncture. Other books offer encyclopedic information on different therapies. But, it is possible to create a personalized, holistic plan that works. Only Getting Whole, Getting Well shows you how to choose and use the ones that are right for you. No guesswork. No wandering in the wilderness. If you've been disappointed in your results or confused about the multitude of options available, learn how to adopt the total healing mindset necessary for optimal results; choose the alternative therapies that work best for you and your health issues; and avoid the No. 1 mistake most people make when using alternative therapies. Read this book if you have suffered with any chronic condition, including asthma, arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, irritable bowel, migraine headache, or multiple sclerosis.

Practical Pain Management

Author: C. David Tollison
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781731607
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Medical

Thoroughly revised to reflect contemporary diagnostics and treatment, this Third Edition is a comprehensive and practical reference on the assessment and management of acute and chronic pain. This edition features 14 new chapters and is filled with new information on invasive procedures...pharmacologic interventions...neuraxial pharmacotherapy...physical and occupational therapies...diagnostic techniques...pain in terminally ill patients...cancer pain...visceral pain...rheumatologic disorders...managed care...and medicolegal issues. Reorganized with two new sections focusing on diagnostics and cancer pain. A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

Qigong for Staying Young

Author: Shoshanna Katzman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583331735
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Health & Fitness

An introduction to the ancient Chinese practice of self-healing and fitness outlines a twenty-minute program that incorporates postures, breath, sound, visualization, herbal remedy, and self-massage practices designed to slow the aging process while improving health and increasing energy levels. Original. 15,000 first printing.

How Can I Heal What Hurts

Author: Daniel J. Benor
Publisher: Wholistic Healing Publications
ISBN: 0975424831
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

Reviews and discusses the research studies of self-healing, CAM and bioenergy therapies in less detail, with explanations appropriate for lay readers. It is not referenced as extensively as the Professional edition. An additional chapter provides many self-healing approaches and exercises. Learn how the body and mind work together in health and illness, and how to use new and ancient wholistic mind-body techniques to heal physical and psychological problems. Explore techniques used for self-healing; Learn about biological energy medicine from Acupuncture to Yoga; Learn the interactions of biological energies with environmental energies; See research in unconventional energies and their relevance to healing.