Key Features

  • Outlines the principles and practice of a group of bodywork techniques that are particularly effective for the treatment of painful or restricted movement due to muscle stiffness or imbalance
  • Provides guidelines on the most effective and efficient use of the techniques based on movement theory
  • Highly illustrated with detailed photographs and line drawings
  • Presents a hypothetical model to explain why the technique works based on the latest research in the field of neuro-fascial physiology
  • Includes approaches to the use of the techniques with children
  • Written by an experienced practitioner and teacher
  • Draws on the teachings of Ida Rolf but makes them applicable to other groups of therapists

Table of Contents

Section 1 The Basics
Introduction
1. Developing a hypothetical model
2. How to do it
3. Bodywork
4. The tools of the trade
Section 2 Application of Techniques
1. The lower extremities
2. The pelvis
3. The trunk
4. Intra oral
5. The cervical region
6. The head and face
7. Towards the more effective treatment of headaches
8. The upper extremities

Details

No. of pages:
232
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443073908
Electronic ISBN:
9780702036590