This book provides an in-depth understanding of how shiatsu can form part of modern maternity care. It takes the midwife through an understanding of shiatsu itself and the actions necessary to establish its use in her unit, including training and professional issues. Aspects of theory relevant to the use of shiatsu in maternity care in terms easily understood by the midwife are presented. The practical applications of shiatsu in maternity care are explained through the presentation of some specific techniques, backed up with case study examples drawn from midwives using shiatsu as part of their practice, in the UK and world-wide. Parents themselves can safely use many of the techniques and some of these are detailed along with case study examples. Midwives can learn to use shiatsu skills themselves to enhance their own health and well-being as well as the care which they give.
Foreword by Tricia Anderson, preface, introduction, Section 1: Professional Issues, Section 2: Yin and Yang - applying eastern theory to midwifery, Section 3: Hands on shiatsu - practical applications, Section 4: How can shiatsu help midwives?, appendices: glossary of Japanese terms, research references, contact lists for training.
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- © Books for Midwives 2003
- 12th August 2003
- Books for Midwives
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Director of Well Mother - Education for Maternity Care, Bristol, UK
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Bournemouth University, UK; Independent Midwife