Book of Shiatsu

Book of Shiatsu

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.
Choose a format:
  • Touchstone | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439189412 | 
  • November 2009
List Price $11.99

Read an Excerpt

The Oriental Tradition
The traditional Oriental view of health takes wholeness as its starting point. It recognizes the universe as an energy field and all it contains as manifestations of energy in different patterns. Though infinitely varied, everything in the universe is connected; people are an intimate part of their environment and depend on it as much as they influence it. The primary tenet of Oriental medicine is to live in accord with nature, rather than trying to adapt nature to the needs of people.
Oriental medicine is based on observation of people and their response to the environment over thousands of... see more


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About the Author

Paul Lundberg

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.




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