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Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother.
This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors.
For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides:
- Clarity of information
- Full text referencing
- Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes
- Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||7 MB|
Table of Contents
Section 1: Theory – western and eastern approaches
1 Western approach to pregnancy
2 Western appraoch to labour
3 Western approach to postpartum
4 Introduction to the eastern approach
5 Eastern approach to pregnancy
6 Eastern approach to labour
7 Eastern approach to the postpartum
Section 2: Practical bodywork
8 Introduction to bodywork
9 Practical bodywork in pregnancy
10 Practical bodywork in labour
11 Practical bodywork in the postpartum
12 Aftercare and self-care
13 The medical approach to labour
14 Working with higher-risk maternity clients
15 Professional issues
Appendix 1: Useful contacts and resources