The most beneficial aspect of reflexology is its completely natural and systematic approach to healing. The majority of modern medicines involve surgery and harsh prescriptions. Reflexology pinpoints abnormalities in the body and works toward controlling them using precise massage and musculoskeletal responses. True reflexology incorporates modern physiologic understanding with ancient and proven methods of non-invasive treatment.
Here's a revolutionary way to fine-tune your relationship with your body, reduce stress, and feel better all over: Stimulate the reflexes in your hands and feet! It's all in this hands-on encyclopedia of personal reflexology information. Here, Kevin and Barbara Kunz (authors of The Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology) bring you their unique self-health approach to wellness. Through reflexology, they teach you how to free and channel your pent-up energy -- and to prevent and correct common health problems. With more than 500 detailed instructions, this book includes: * Why your feet and hands are "important sensory organs," and their "special relationship" with your whole body. * Why reflexology works. * Specially designed pressure and movement techniques that reduce stress and actually alter the body's tension level. Fully illustrated, with step-by-step procedures, for quick and easy application! * Treatment plans for specific aliments, from acne to whiplash. * Stride Replication, the Kunzes' latest program of foot and hand relaxation. * A more in-depth look at body parts and their corresponding areas in the hands and feet -- all conveniently indexed. Whether you are using it as a quick reference or as the basis for further study. Hand and Foot Reflexology: A Self-Help Guide tells you what you need to know about the simple but potent experience of eflexology -- by yourself and for yourself.
Find out how to give the healing touch! Reflexology is a safe and gentle therapy that combats stress, boosts the immune system, and stimulates our natural healing processes. From zone maps of the hands and feet to techniques for working the reflex points to illustrated step-by-step sequences, this guide provides all the information necessary for treating the whole body. A detailed directory provides instructions on relieving common ailments, and there are specialized treatments for children, couples, and the elderly.
A fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide to the many different kinds of reflexology • Provides reflexology treatments tailored for a wide variety of common health disorders • Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color Of all the ancient practices that have been revived by the growth of alternative healing, reflexology is one of the most popular. It is easy to learn, can be applied anywhere, and is especially well-suited to self-treatment or the treatment of a partner. It is also excellent for the treatment of children. The Reflexology Atlas is the first comprehensive reference guide to provide an overview of and instructions for the many forms of reflexology--foot reflexology, hand reflexology, ear reflexology, head reflexology, and the total massage known as Shiatsu. Reflexology provides a quick and effective treatment for many of the health disorders experienced by people in today’s world. Among the treatments included by Drs. Kolster and Waskowiak are reflexology techniques for allergies, joint problems, headaches, back pain, sleep disorders, and heart and circulatory problems. The Reflexology Atlas puts these techniques at your fingertips with its step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color.
Complete massage pathology information in one convenient text! Written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists, 4th Edition provides direct information along with specific therapeutic recommendations. Coverage of over 300 pathologies shows you how to appropriately tailor treatment, and more than 500 full-color photographs make it easier to recognize common pathologies. This edition includes a new chapter on Hospital-based massage which covers protocols needed for therapists working with clients who are medically fragile. Written by massage therapy educator and practitioner Susan Salvo, this resource provides the pathology knowledge you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career. Coverage of over 300 pathologies provides you with ample information without being overwhelming. Over 500 full-color photographs helps you recognize common diseases and conditions. A user-friendly, comprehensive format makes it easy to find key information with learning objectives, list of pathologies, system overview, and pathologies, including description, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and massage considerations. Caution boxes provide tips on prevention to keep practice safe and prepare students for emergency situations. Clinical Tips boxes provide brief, practical hints gleaned from the author’s first-hand experience in clinical practice. Medical Technology boxes highlight special populations, such as clients in wheelchairs or with pacemakers, and explain what the medical device is, and what special precautions or contraindications practitioners should be aware of before working on these clients. List of pathologies with page number references included on the inside front cover for fast lookup of pathologies. UNIQUE! Hospital-based massage chapter covers different protocols needed for massage therapists working in institutionalized care setting and useful information about working with clients who are medically fragile. NEW! Updated pathologies reviewed by practicing massage therapists reflect what you will see in the field as a working practitioner. NEW! Pain content equips you with essential, up-to-date information on the latest theories and management techniques and provides the critical-thinking skills to apply that knowledge in practice.
This guide builds the principles of reflexology into practice, and allows the complete beginner to perform reflexology immediately for self-care or care of a partner. developed from ancient Chinese and Egyptian healing systems; step-by-step guidance to performing reflexology at home; easy-to-follow instructions for an immediate start; two complete reflexology sessions for hands and feet; relief of inflammation, congestion and tension-related ailments, such as asthma, arthritis, insomnia, angina and migraine; additional treatments for specific ailments, plus a quick reference chart; and detailed maps of the hands and feet illustrating the reflex points. wellbeing. Chapter two illustrates the connections between the feet, hands and the rest of the body. Chapter three describes the diagnostic guidelines and pressure techniques, and chapter four looks at the body systems. The sessions for feet and hands are presented in chapters five and six, with supplementary steps to treat many ailments in chapter seven.
This textbook guides massage therapists through each step of delivering a spa treatment—from consideration of the indications and contraindications to scope of practice issues, supplies, room set-up, specific procedure steps, and ideas for integrating massage techniques, spa products, and enhancing accents. While wet-room treatments are discussed, the focus is on dry-room treatments, which can be delivered in a wider variety of settings. More than 250 full-color photographs illustrate each technique and treatment. Treatment Snapshot boxes provide a quick overview of the treatment before the detailed step-by-step procedures section. Sanitation Boxes offer clean-up and sanitation tips. Sample Treatments include promotional descriptions, product recommendations, and recipes for creating inviting smell-scapes.
A practical beginner's guide to the ancient therapeutic art
Author: Chris Stormer
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
Reflexology is a natural therapy to beat stress and heal common ailments. Get Started in Reflexology: Teach Yourself is the most comprehensive yet straightforward introduction available for the curious beginner. It is the only title to give you true spiritual insight into the link between mind and body; more importantly, it provides clear and direct links to a complete A-Z of different ailments, both physical and emotional, with practical guidance and easy-to-follow techniques for foot massage and care. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of reflexology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
This new edition of the Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care is a comprehensive resource for all nurses who work with diabetes patients. Find expert advice on: the fundamentals of diabetes care; recent research on complications and associated diseases; numerous care and management approaches; how diabetes affects women, children, and the elderly; and practical issues, such as the effects of anxiety, depression, and polypharmacy.