Study of Shiatsu

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This book explains what Shiatsu is and how it works. It touches on the history and development of the therapy and explains its position in the world today. Shiatsu's main function is to ensure the maintenance of a healthy body, thereby preventing illness, but it can also be used to treat a number of common maladies. Like most other Oriental therapies, too, it offers emotional, spiritual and mental benefits. Touch is important to our emotional health. In Shiatsu it is applied in such a way that it affects every ...
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Overview

This book explains what Shiatsu is and how it works. It touches on the history and development of the therapy and explains its position in the world today. Shiatsu's main function is to ensure the maintenance of a healthy body, thereby preventing illness, but it can also be used to treat a number of common maladies. Like most other Oriental therapies, too, it offers emotional, spiritual and mental benefits. Touch is important to our emotional health. In Shiatsu it is applied in such a way that it affects every aspect of our well-being -- body, mind and spirit. Learning to use this ancient therapy will open the door to many new experiences and -- if you wish -- it will change your life.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781840672978
  • Publisher: Caxton Editions
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is Shiatsu? 8
The Development of Shiatsu 11
The Language of Shiatsu 16
How does Shiatsu Work? 25
The Chinese Clock Cycle 33
Yin and Yang 34
The Five Elements 37
Kyo-Jitsu Theory 41
Get the Shiatsu Habit 42
Do-In 51
Makko-Ho 54
You are What You Eat 62
Your First Experience of Shiatsu 65
Self Treatment 76
Shiatsu for Common Ailments 79
Becoming a Practitioner 84
Living the Shiatsu Way 87
Appendix 93
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