SalonOvations' Shiatsu Massage (Milady's Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Web Tuto)

SalonOvations' Shiatsu Massage (Milady's Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Web Tuto)

Language: English

Pages: 168

ISBN: 1562532642

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Indispensible to massage therapists and a pleasure for individuals simply interested in feeling better through massage, this book tells the full story of the ancient art Shiatsu. You'll probe the history and theoretical foundations of Shiatsu, gain command of its methodologies and techniques, and see how Shiatsu and its associated products can be effectively marketed in salons to attract more business. A practical presentation of techniques will provide the Shiatsu students with a simple format to begin doing Shiatsu immediately with great results.

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declines, and vice versa. The theoryof yin and yang was wellexposited bythe time of Confucius in thefifth centuryB.CIn the West, we also accept the principle to a degree-male and female, hard and soft, good and bad, positiveand negative electrical charges.is proven It bythe law ofcharges that nothing in the physical world functions without positive and negative electrical charges. However, the perpetual interplay of yin and yang is the foundation of the Chinese (oriental) thinking and treatment

and Shiatsu we tend to show more interest in theelimination aspect because of the buildup of lactic acid in the body, it’s alsohelpful to know what the client should be putting in the body as well. Metabolism is important to understand andto be ableto explain in simple termsto the client dueto the tremendous effect Shiatsu has on its improvement. Metabolism is the intake of nutrients, utilization by the body of the important substances, and the eliminationof the waste materials. The balance both

the harmony of the three. The phlegm represented the area of the body above the heart, the bile was between the heart and the navel, and the spirit was below the navel. (This will be modified somewhat in Chinese medicinal concepts.) The premise was that all functions of the body were based upon the interrelation of the three elements. In addition, Indian medicine also incorporated the useof between 500 and 760 known plants. Indian medicineis based on three elemental forces: phlegm, representing

matching bodilyhumors-blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bile. This is quite similar to Indian theory. ~ Later, Hippocrates(born inCos, Greece,around 460 B.c.), the theoretical Father of Modem Medicine, was said to have studied massage and gymnastics (exercise)and left behind numerous recommendations on massage. He believed that disease was of natural cause and was heavily influenced by the inside as well as outside of the body. He believed in the healing power of nature and natural cures. He

1800s the brain and its functionsbegan to be studied.In or around 1833, an English physiologist, Marshall Hall (1790-1857),was probably the first to use the term reflex action in demonstratingthe difference in reflex actions of the brain and spinal cord. The concept of reflex action and pressure on the traditional Chinese meridian zones eventuated in a treatment known as zone therapy. Neurological studies were alsotaking place in the1890s and early 1900s by such well-known researchers as Sir

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