Massage & Other Manual Therapies

Healing through Trigger Point Therapy

A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Written by Devin J. Starlanyl and John Sharkey, Illustrated by Amanda Williams
Price: $29.95
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This book is about empowerment for chronic pain patients and care providers
alike. Every chronic pain condition has a treatable myofascial trigger point component, including fibromyalgia. Many of the localized symptoms now considered as fibromyalgia are actually due to trigger points. The central sensitization of fibromyalgia amplifies symptoms that trigger points...

Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition

A Training Manual and Reference Book of Basic Principles and Practices

Written by Robert Frost, Ph.D., Foreword by George J. Goodheart, Jr., D.C.
Price: $32.95
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The revised edition of the best-selling book on Applied Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition introduces a diagnostic method that uses manual muscle testing to assess the body's "Triad of Health"--structure, chemistry, and psyche. To perform a muscle test, the practitioner applies light pressure that the client then resists. If the client...

Muscle Energy Techniques

A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists

Written by John Gibbons
Price: $34.95
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Muscle energy techniques (METs) are a tool for physical therapists to strengthen patients' weak muscles, restore normal muscle tone, increase joint mobility, and improve circulation, musculoskeletal function, and overall well-being. First developed in 1948 by American osteopath Fred Mitchell, METs offer a valuable approach for practitioners of physiotherapy, sports therapy, osteopathy...

Out in the Open, Revised Edition

The Complete Male Pelvis

Written by R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D., Foreword by Marcelo Coutinho
Price: $16.95
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Out in the Open, Revised Edition: The Complete Male Pelvis offers a frank exploration of the male pelvic region from a cultural and scientific perspective. Focusing on pelvic structure and development, the book explains how male sexuality develops throughout a man's life—from birth onwards. An experienced Rolfer with an academic background...

From Manual Evaluation to General Diagnosis

Assessing Patient Information before Hands-On Treatment

Written by Alain Croibier, D.O., Foreword by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O.
Price: $60.00
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Based on Dr. Croibier’s everyday clinical experience, this book provides critical tools for examining patients in order to determine what the course of treatment should be. Written for manual hands-on therapy students and practitioners that include osteopaths, physical therapists, and chiropractors, the book explores in depth the osteopathic diagnosis process that...

The Roots and Philosophy of Dynamic Manual Interface

Manual Therapy to Awaken the Inner Healer

Written by Frank Lowen, Foreword by Jean-Pierre Barral
Price: $18.95
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The Roots and Philosophy of Dynamic Manual Interface is a personal account of the development and evolution of Frank Lowen’s hands-on therapy. A former program director and popular instructor at the Upledger Institute, Lowen begins with his own history and an account of the unique events that have shaped his career. Originally...

Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help

Written by Valerie DeLaune
Price: $29.95
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Trigger points—tender, painful knots that develop in muscles and tissues—are a common cause of chronic pain. With more than a quarter of all Americans suffering from various types of daily chronic pain, it’s estimated that these hyper-irritated hardened masses are the primary cause of pain 75 percent of the time.
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Fascial Release for Structural Balance

Written by Thomas Myers and James Earls
Price: $34.95
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Fascia, the soft tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in supporting the body. By learning to intelligently manipulate it, a bodyworker or therapist can help clients with many chronic conditions, providing immediate pain relief as well as reducing ongoing aches and pains. In Fascial Release for Structural...

A Pathway to Health

How Visceral Manipulation Can Help You

Written by Alison Harvey, Foreword by Jean-Pierre Barral
Price: $17.95
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Based on the premise that movement is essential for life and any restriction will affect our health, visceral manipulation starts with the core, the viscera (organs), and extends throughout the entire body to address pain, structural imbalances, tensions, and restrictions. The practitioner uses specifically placed manual pressure that promotes normal movement...

Manual Therapy for the Prostate

Written by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O.
Price: $24.95
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Manual Therapy for the Prostate presents a comprehensive guide to the prostate that includes manual treatment procedures designed to resolve common prostate issues. Based on author Jean-Pierre Barral’s clinical practice and his innovative theory of visceral manipulation, the book provides a structured framework rooted in anatomy and physiology. By precisely applying...

NeuroKinetic Therapy

An Innovative Approach to Manual Muscle Testing

Written by David Weinstock
Price: $18.95
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NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness...

Ortho-Bionomy

A Path to Self-Care

Written by Luann Overmyer, Foreword by Denise Deig
Price: $26.95
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Ortho-Bionomy is based on the premise that the body inherently knows how to heal and self-correct, given the opportunity. This user-friendly self-help guide by one of the pioneers of the approach presents positions, postures, and movements designed to release tension and ease pain. Not only are the techniques simple to perform...

Reiki: The True Story

An Exploration of Usui Reiki

Written by Don Beckett
Price: $23.95
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Reiki: The True Story is a comprehensive investigation of Reiki as both a healing practice and a lifelong path of spiritual awakening. Author and Reiki expert Don Beckett weaves together a new story about Reiki’s origins and its founder’s true vision. The foundation of this book is the teachings of a...

The Wild Region of Lived Experience

Using Somatic-Psychoeducation

Written by Danis Bois
Price: $18.95
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The Wild Region of Lived Experience introduces the emerging discipline of somatic-psychoeducation, a powerful body-mind modality developed over a period of 25 years by author Danis Bois. Somatic-psychoeducation uses aspects of manual therapy (touch), movement, and psychotherapeutic methods to help people heal from physical and emotional issues, as well as develop...

Harmonic Healing

A Guide to Facilitated Oscillatory Release and Other Rhythmic Myofascial Techniques

Written by Zachary Comeaux
Price: $22.95
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Connective tissue release, or myofascial release, is a major component of manual therapies, including osteopathic medicine. Most methods involve placing the patient in a passive, relaxed position for diagnosis and treatment. However, many practitioners have intuitively sensed that rhythmic motion should be a component of therapy, and increasingly include it in...

The Concise Book of Neuromuscular Therapy

Written by John Sharkey
Price: $32.95
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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an innovative healing approach that combines the best soft tissue manipulation techniques of osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, trigger point therapy, and other fields. NMT uses massage techniques and flexibility stretching to balance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and eliminate the causes of neuromuscular pain. The therapy consists of...

Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective, Strain-Free Massage

Written by Darien Pritchard
Price: $39.95
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The most significant cause of early retirement from the massage profession is the cumulative strain on the body developed in the course of performing the work. The explosive growth of this occupation in recent years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of work-induced problems. Practitioners can easily strain...

Deep Tissue Massage, Revised Edition

A Visual Guide to Techniques

Written by Art Riggs, Foreword by Thomas W. Myers
Price: $32.95
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Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice.The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of...

Healing with the Chakra Energy System

Acupressure, Bodywork, and Reflexology for Total Health

Written by John R. Cross, Foreword by Robert Charman
Price: $22.95
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Written in accessible language for bodyworkers and hands-on therapists, Healing with the Chakra Energy System describes the use of very simple nonsuppressive and nonsymptomatic techniques in which the cause of the disease process may be halted and disharmony within the body may be changed into harmony. Each chapter contains case histories...

Integrative Manual Therapy for the Connective Tissue System

Using Myofascial Release: The 3-Planar Fascial Fulcrum Approach

Written by Sharon Giammatteo and Jay Kain, Edited by Thomas Giammatteo
Price: $85.00
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This book describes clinically proven hands-on techniques to decrease the pain and tensions of the myofascial tissues that cover every bodily organ. Included are protocols for lower back pain, respiratory discomfort, spinal dysfunction, headaches and migraines, joint problems, plantar fascitis, and more. Illustrated throughout, this is the fourth volume in the...

Bodywise

An Introduction to Hellerwork for Regaining Flexibility and Well-Being

Written by Joseph Heller and William Henkin
Price: $19.95
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Bodywise is based on Joseph Heller's own brand of deep-tissue bodywork, which makes the connection between life issues and natural bodily alignment, and shows how to restore the body's natural balance. The book teaches readers how to regain control and become a full-time owner of their bodies. Part One explains the...

Unwinding the Belly

Healing with Gentle Touch

Written by Allison Post and Stephen Cavaliere, Foreword by Robert P. Turner, M.D.
Price: $18.95
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Addressing a wide range of conditions, including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression, this handy guide helps readers reclaim basic health by using proven techniques to reconnect with their bodies. The authors show how to tap into the body/spirit's intuitive center and perform simple, quick exercises to heal. Twenty-seven line drawings and...

Integrative Manual Therapy for Biomechanics

Application of Muscle Energy and "Beyond" Technique

Written by Sharon Giammatteo, Edited by Thomas Giammatteo
Price: $85.00
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Integrative Manual Therapy uses soft tissue work and joint mobilization. People suffering from pain and disability have significantly regained health through this innovative therapy. This comprehensive manual addresses all phases of assessment and intervention for biomechanical dysfunction. It features inventories of signs and symptoms; procedures; 300 photos and 100 illustrations; and...

Rosen Method Bodywork

Accessing the Unconscious through Touch

Written by Marion Rosen and Susan Brenner
Price: $16.95
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In this long-awaited description of the body-centered therapy developed by Marion Rosen, the reader begins to understand how emotional and physical ailments can be addressed through the gentle touch of the Rosen practitioner. Rosen explains how the practitioner identifies tensions in the body that point to the source of a problem...

Mechanical Link

Fundamental Principles, Theory, and Practice Following an Osteopathic Approach

Written by Paul Chauffour and Eric Prat, Translated by Monique Bureau
Price: $60.00
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Developed in the late ’70s by French osteopath Paul Chauffour, Mechanical Link is a gentle manual therapy that encourages the balance of tensions in the fascial system—that complex web of tissue that interconnects and affects all other body systems. It spreads throughout the body uninterrupted, providing physical stability while also allowing...

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