Job's Body: A Handbook for Bodywork

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Required reading for Massage Certification in the U.S.A., this book by an esteemed Esalen instructor gives a detailed picture of how and why the body responds to therapeutic touch, provides an extremely readable introduction to the details of human anataomy and, surveys the field of 'bodywork' showing how it can alter deep-seated patterns of the body and the mind. Updated edition contains new introductory and supplementary materials.

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Overview

Required reading for Massage Certification in the U.S.A., this book by an esteemed Esalen instructor gives a detailed picture of how and why the body responds to therapeutic touch, provides an extremely readable introduction to the details of human anataomy and, surveys the field of 'bodywork' showing how it can alter deep-seated patterns of the body and the mind. Updated edition contains new introductory and supplementary materials.

One of the hallmarks of the renaissance of bodywork in America, Job's Body is now considered the preeminent text on its subject. Newly available in paperback, this book demonstrates the power of bodywork in altering the course of a wide range of ailments and provides the most authoritative account of the body's response to touching. Illustrations.

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Juhan examines the physiology and psychology of our response to touch, combining excellent illustrations with a detailed but readable technical discussion. Individual sections conclude with his position that through body work, ``heightened self-awareness and improved control over conditioned responses'' will improve our health and reduce our Job-like suffering. Although Juhan is a professional body worker at Esalen Institute, he does not describe the techniques used and readers will have to test his claims themselves. Recommended for comprehensive collections on human physiology. Michael D. Cramer, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. Lib., Blacksburg
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  • ISBN-13: 9781581770223
  • Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/9/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2001

    Very inspiring for all, a 'must' for bodywork students and professionals

    Bodyworkers will find here perspectives on Anatomy and Physiology that will inspire them long after the initial reading. The general public will also get tremendous insights on the rich complexity and harmony of the physical body. We can all learn from this book how change and healing take place in process of re-harmonizing the body.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2000

    Wonderfully Informative

    Very interesting reading. Every chapter covers unique and fascinating aspects of the human body in great detail. Easily understood by a lay person, yet valuable for a professional.

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