New Release: Embodied Being by Jeffrey Maitland

Posted by – February 09, 2016
Categories: Bodywork & Somatics New Release

Embodied BeingA 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.

Maitland is also the author of several technique manuals from North Atlantic Books, including Spacious BodySpinal Manipulation Made Simple, and Mind Body Zen.

Tags: Alternative & Integrative Therapies Jeffrey Maitland Massage & Other Manual Therapies

About the Author

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2007, Julia was delighted to find out that “professional book recommender” was a job. She has been working in marketing and publicity with independent Bay Area publishers ever since. She joined North Atlantic Books in 2014. She lives with her husband and two very nice cats in Oakland.