Description

Be prepared to answer certification questions about shiatsu, and develop the skills you'll need to become a successful practitioner! This comprehensive, easy-to-use textbook covers foundational information and methods, followed by more complex theory and practice. You'll learn how the channels (meridians) affect clients' health, how to conduct assessments, how to maintain proper body mechanics during practice, how to address imbalances in each of the Five Elements, and much more. The accompanying DVD includes over 90 minutes of video showing specific applications described in the book. Workbook-style exercises and questions at the end of each chapter improve your understanding and retention of the material. A title in the Mosby's Massage Career Development Series.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive textbook introduces you to all the essentials of shiatsu, offering a complete background on the history of shiatsu, relevant Eastern philosophies and Asian bodywork concepts, the channels (meridians), and proper body mechanics.
  • A separate Theory and Practice section explores various assessment methods and how to evaluate assessment information, techniques and positions to address imbalances in each of the Five Elements, and advanced techniques.
  • Includes all of the helpful learning features you expect from a Mosby's Massage Career Development Series title, such as a vibrant, full-color design, chapter outlines and learning objectives, key terms, workbook sections, and a companion DVD.
  • Authored by a leading expert and certified practitioner with a background in shiatsu education and instruction.
  • DVD packaged with the book contains over 90 minutes of video showing specific applications and techniques performed by the author, such as qigong, basic shiatsu techniques, jitsu and kyo, basic kata, including the hara techniques, and a standard treatment session.
  • Each video clip on the DVD is referenced in the textbook with numbered icons that direct you to particular clips on the DVD.
  • Over 330 full-color illustrations visually represent concepts and techniques.
  • Special quote boxes interspersed throughout each chapter, contain thoughts and proverbs from Buddha, Eleanor Roosevelt, the Dalai Lama, Helen Keller, and many others.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Unit 1: The Fundamentals of Shiatsu

1. History of Shiatsu

2. Foundations of Asian Medicine

3. Five Element Theory

4. Shiatsu Concepts

5. Preparation to Practice Shiatsu

6. Basic Kata

Unit 2: Integration of Theory and Practice

7. Assessments and the Treatment Session

8. Imbalances in Each of the Five Elements and How to Address Them

9. Additional Techniques

Appendix

Conception (Directing) Vessel and Governing Vessel

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323070935
eBook ISBN:
9780323261470
eBook ISBN:
9780323168038
Print ISBN:
9780323045803

About the author

Sandra Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Owner and Practitioner, Tucson Touch Therapies Treatment Center and Education Center, Tucson, AZ