The Shiatsu Handbook
In The Shiatsu Handbook, world-renowned shiatsu practitioner Shizuko Yamamoto and American shiatsu expert Patrick McCarty have come together to create an authoritative manual that is both simple and enjoyable to use. This unique work is a comprehensive collection of acupressure techniques and natural healing remedies designed to bring about immediate relief from a variety of pains and illnesses. Using easy-to-follow instructions and numerous photographs and illustrations, this book guides you through the various applications of shiatsu massage.
The Shiatsu Handbook is divided into three sections. Section one, Foundation, provides a history of shiatsu along with that of macrobiotics. It examines the root causes of illness as well as fundamental principles of the natural forces that affect us all. It shows you how you can draw upon the healing process within each of us. Section two, Tools, explains how to give a complete shiatsu-acupressure treatment – including the loosening phase, designed to increase circulation and relax the body, and the whole body phase, the pressing and massaging of the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, and arms. A discussion of the various touching techniques is also included. The third section, Balance, shows you specific acupressure techniques for over 150 common ailments, including allergies, arthritis, asthma, colds, fatigue, hay fever, headaches, high blood pressure, sciatica, and more. Throughout the book, the authors provide insights, advice, and practical tips based upon their own years of experience.
When properly done, shiatsu is a safe and effective means of easing pain. It can also create a feeling of well-being, vitality, and relaxation. It requires no special equipment, and it can be done anywhere, at any time. You’ll find The Shiatsu Handbook the perfect introduction to this time-honored healing art.