The Book of Shiatsu: Vitality and Health Through the Art of Touch

The Book of Shiatsu: Vitality and Health Through the Art of Touch

by Paul Lundberg


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A one-of-a-kind guide to shiatsu, providing step-by-step instructions for performing this unique and effective therapy.

With shiatsu (a Japanese word meaning "finger pressure") you can release and stimulate the energy flowing through your body — using just your hands and fingers — to awaken your body's natural healing modalities. The Book of Shiatsu is the authoritative, step-by-step guide to this uniquely effective therapy. The techniques offered are simple and can be used to treat a variety of health problems, particularly:
• Arthritic conditions
• Backaches
• Emotional stress
• Headaches and migraines
• Intestinal disorders
• Menstrual and reproductive problems
• Muscular pain and tension
Here you'll find more than 240 color drawings and photographs in a brand-new, accessible format, demonstrating how to give both whole-body and specialized massages, diagnose specific conditions, and work with the body's energy meridians to promote sustained health and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476765266
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 688,460
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul Lundberg has been teaching shiatsu since 1976 following his training in Japan and England. He is a founder and director of the Shiatsu College in London, with a private practice in shiatsu and acupuncture in Brighton, UK, as well.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface 6

Introduction 8

How to Use this Book 11

Part 1 Learning the Basics Heaven, Earth and Human Beings

Chapter 1 The Oriental Tradition 12

Chapter 2 Your Own Wellbeing 24

Chapter 3 Principles & Techniques 40

Chapter 4 The Basic Shiatsu Routine 54

Part 2 Working on the Channels Pathways of Ki

Chapter 5 Patterns of Ki 68

Chapter 6 The Front Channels 78

Chapter 7 The Back Channels 98

Chapter 8 The Side Channels 122

Part 3 Developing your Technique Versatility with Simplicity

Chapter 9 Traditional Diagnosis 144

Chapter 10 Everyday Shiatsu 164

Index 185

Bibliography & Further Reading 189

Resources 190

Acknowledgements 191

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