New Release: Embodied Being by Jeffrey Maitland
Categories: Bodywork & Somatics New Release
A certified Advanced Rolfer (one of seven in the world), Jeffrey Maitland, PhD, has more than thirty years of experience in manual therapy on which to base his latest book, Embodied Being: The Philosophical Roots of Manual Therapy. In it, he sets out to determine what makes a truly life-altering bodywork session.
In addition to drawing upon his many years of practical experience, Maitland also finds inspiration in his background as a Zen monk, ordained by the energy healer Joshu Sasaki Roshi, and as a former professor of philosophy at Purdue University.
Using a unique synthesis of Western philosophy and Zen Buddhism, Embodied Being presents a concrete methodology for answering questions that practitioners typically address using intuition. They are: What do I do first? What do I do next? When am I finished?
This book provides guidance for manual therapy practitioners who have graduated beyond the “how-to” technique books, and are seeking an intellectual framework on which to base their practice. It is intended for practitioners of all backgrounds, including deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial trigger point therapy, acupressure, Rolfing, shiatsu, the Feldenkrais Method, and others.Tags: Alternative & Integrative Therapies Jeffrey Maitland Massage & Other Manual Therapies