A revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system.
Each body has its own logic, its own language of release. This internal logic is at the heart of Body Rolling, an innovative technique that uses a ten-inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling teaches "touch and tell" anatomy; you learn to physically find the origin of a muscle and sense what it feels like for that muscle to fully release. Experiencing first-hand the interrelationships in the muscular system comes as a revelation to most bodywork therapists. Body Rolling is an excellent treatment for a number of conditions, and it can re-teach muscles to move effortlessly and painlessly. It creates structural changes that are positive, permanent, and powerful, and that prevent new injuries from occurring.
The author explains the underlying principles of her technique, shows how to get started, and gives instructions for basic side, front, and back routines.
Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Yamuna Zake is an internationally-acclaimed bodywork practitioner who teaches workshops in the United States and abroad. She lives in New York City. Stephanie Golden is a professional journalist, medical writer, and nonfiction author who also lives in New York.
Table of Contents
An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
Part 1: Principles of Body Rolling
1 Elongating Muscle, Creating Space
2 Developing a Relationship with Your Body
3 Making the Mind-Body Connection
Part 2: The Basics
4 Getting Started
5 Basic Back Routine
6 Basic Side Routine
7 Basic Front Routine
Part 3: More Focused Work
8 Lower Back Pain
9 The Abdomen: Postsurgical Conditions and Prolapsed Bladder, Intestines, and Uterus
10 Leg, Foot, and Ankle Alignment
13 Herniated Disk
14 Shoulder Problems
15 Neck Problems
16 Freeing the Rib Cage
17 Pregnancy and Postpartum
18 The Effects of Aging
Conclusion: An Open-Ended Practice
What People are Saying About This
"My first session was a joyful experience that left me deep in thought."
"Most massage therapists and bodyworkers eventually wrestle with the nagging question, 'Is there anything that my client can do in between our sessions to help the work we are doing together last longer?' This book offers a simple, practical solution."
"A sincerely offered and thoroughly presented contribution to the field. "
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is for people who have knowledge of anatomy and experience doing other forms of body work, but other people can take advantage of the information in this book. If you are not a body work practitioner, you may want to read this with an anatomy book open alongside it.The book talks about why and how body rolling works, and goes on to describe several routines for different parts of the body. Special issues such as pregnancy or lack of mobility are addressed as well. Detailed photos are provided showing the steps of the routines.The book served as a good introduction to body rolling. I am ready to give it a try, and I feel better prepared after reading the book. However, I will still probably seek out a DVD or class just to get additional visual help.