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...
An Introduction to Hellerwork for Regaining Flexibility and Well-Being
Written by Joseph Heller and William Henkin
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...
Spinal Manipulation Made Simple
A Manual of Soft Tissue Techniques
Written by Jeffrey Maitland, Photographed by Kelley Kirkpatrick
Written by an expert on alternative bodywork, this book presents techniques for manipulating the soft tissues of the back in a safe, simple manner. The method avoids the high velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques employed by chiropractors. Instead, it utilizes the intuitive sense of somatic bodyworkers combined with the proven theory...
The Endless Web
Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality
Written by R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D. and Rosemary Feitis, D.O., Illustrated by Diana Salles, Photographed by Ronald Thompson
The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones...
Explorations in Somatic Ontology
Written by Jeffrey Maitland, Preface by Michael Salveson
In Spacious Body, Jeffrey Maitland brings his knowledge and personal experience of Buddhism, phenomenology, alchemy, psychoanalysis, and the bodywork system of Rolfing to bear in forging concepts adequate to an understanding of embodied experience.