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An Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy

Author : Don Cohen
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Surrounded in ancient hands-on methods of diagnosis and treatment while encompassing the innovations of the early experimental osteopaths, craniosacrally-based treatment is now one of the most successful and fastest-growing approached to mind-body healing. Both a medical system with precise anatomical criteria and a therapeutic art requiring a practitioner to feel, interpret, and move energy, modern craniosacral therapy offers a unique way to perceive and influence the structural configuration of the brain itself in its relationship to the body's architecture.

Rhythm and Touch

Author : Anthony P. Arnold
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With its low-impact, nurturing approach to working with the spine, the skull, the diaphragm, and the fascia to release pain in the body, Craniosacral Therapy has become an increasingly popular healing method. Rhythm and Touch explains in detail how it works. Divided into two parts, the book follows a simple, step-by-step instructional model. Part one guides the practitioner in discovering the craniosacral rhythm and learning how to interpret and respond to its cues. Following the line of the spine from pelvis to neck and head, this section develops a protocol for a basic session. It details how to touch the body and support the inner healing process. Part two offers a thorough review of the brain’s protective and nourishing environment, the cranium. It introduces new means of assessing and easing restriction in the relationship of cranial bones. Moving outward from the cranium, this section describes the bones of the mouth and face, their interrelationship and motions, and how to assess and release the results of injury. The final chapter offers reflections and recommendations for using this vast array of knowledge effectively.

The Breath of Life

Author : Cherionna Menzam-Sills, PhD
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A unique approach to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a whole-body healing therapy focused on working with the forces underlying health and healing Cherionna Menzam-Sills draws on her extensive background in pre- and perinatal psychology, embryology, bodywork, Continuum Movement, and other somatic therapies—as well as years of working with her husband, Biodynamics pioneer Franklyn Sills—to present this accessible introduction to the meditative healing practice of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST). This book offers a personal journey of embodied inquiry into each element of biodynamic session work, using meditative explorations, personal descriptions, and illustrations to convey the essence of Biodynamics. It emphasizes breathing and body awareness exercises that help the practitioner become more attuned to her own body so that she can create an effective relational field with her client. An essential guide for new practitioners, students, and clients—as well as a valuable reference for experienced practitioners—this book illuminates the path toward the intelligent formative forces of the mysterious presence called "the breath of life" and its transformative power for health and wholeness.

CranioSacral Therapy What It Is How It Works

Author : John E. Upledger
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"Presents writings by leading CranioSacral Therapy (CST) practitioners that explain the basic principles of this hands-on healing practice"--Provided by publisher.

Planet Medicine

Author : Richard Grossinger
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Also published as vol. 2 of a two-vol. set, the first vol. of which is titled Origins.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Author : Michael J. Shea
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Emphasizes the therapeutic applications of touch-therapy skills, in which health-care providers touch the patient to perceive the slow rhythmic tidal movement in the fluids in the body, physically sense love, sense changes in the heart and more. Original.

Craniosacral Therapy and the Energetic Body

Author : Roger Gilchrist
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"This is a small essential guide to and overview of craniosacral therapy, providing fundamental insights and skills for practitioners and students, professionals and patients alike. Of value to lay persons"--Provided by publisher.

Harmonizing Your Craniosacral System

Author : Daniel Agustoni
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Harmonizing Your Craniosacral System: Self-Treatments fo Improving Your Health offers exercises developed to promote healing, body awareness, and relaxation. The book's techniques are based on the principles of craniosacral therapy, a hands-on approach that works gently with the spine, skull, sacrum, and connective tissue in the body to release pain and tension. Simple to perform, the exercises can be done either sitting or lying down, and each can be completed separately or as a unit. The book is unique because it is the only one that features selftreatment for craniosacral therapy. The book begins with a description of the craniosacral system and its relationship to other body systems. Awareness and perception exercises cover breathing techniques and methods for sensing the parts of the body and its craniosacral rhythm. The quality of touch and exact finger and hand positions are discussed, and detailed instructions are provided for each self-treatment involving the sacrum, iliosacral joints, connective tissue, head, and facial bones. Illustrated with 105 full-color photographs and 9 black-andwhite anatomical drawings, the book concludes with helpful information about professional craniosacral therapy treatments, terms and definitions, and an alphabetized summary of self-treatments.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Volume Five

Author : Michael J. Shea, Ph.D.
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In Volume 5 of his innovative series on biodynamic and craniosacral therapy, Michael Shea presents invaluable information about therapeutic approaches to pre- and neonatal babies--in particular, low-birth-weight babies. In addition, more than 50 meditations on stillness are provided for the benefit of the practitioner. The first part of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume 5 contains multiple photographs and descriptions of the best ways to make physical contact with low-birth-weight babies. Included are several protocols for babies while they are in neonatal intensive-care units, as well as protocols for once they have been discharged and are at home. Shea also offers insights on therapeutic approaches to babies in utero. Using photographs and text descriptions, he explains how to position a woman who is pregnant on a table in order to practice biodynamically, and which hand positions to use during the session. The second part of the volume provides more than fifty meditations and guided visualizations, all of which were transcribed and edited from the full foundation training in biodynamic craniosacral therapy. These meditations can be used to help the practitioner to establish proper orientation to the body and breath and to balance focused and unfocused attention. Lastly, mindfulness meditation and the research surrounding it is discussed.

Myofascial Massage

Author : Marian Wolfe Dixon
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This invaluable resource will help practitioners and students sort out differences and similarities between popular myofascial styles. Early chapters offer a solid review of anatomy and physiology as they relate to myofascial massage. Subsequent chapters focus on specific direct and indirect techniques and adjunctive self-care recommendations for clients, including the neuromuscular approach, hatha yoga and exercise to support myofascial massage, and the craniosacral approach. You'll learn the proper procedure for each myofascial technique and understand how to integrate myofascial massage into your bodywork practice. Whether you're looking to broaden your perspective of massage or find the myofascial approach and technique that best suits you and your client, Myofascial Massage is sure to help. Exquisite illustrations enhance learning and understanding by clarifying the techniques. Protocol boxes recommend sequences to follow during actual myofascial massage sessions. Guidelines provide useful strategies for implementing each myofascial approach and improving body mechanics and communication skills during your client sessions. First person experiences will add to your overall understanding of the techniques and their uses. Massage implications, included in each anatomy chapter (Chapters 2-4), help you to understand the influence of myofascial anatomy and physiology on practice. Questions for discussion and review at the end of each chapter encourage you test your comprehension of the materials and think critically.

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics

Author : Franklyn Sills
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"A memoir, spiritual adventure story, and ecological fable, this book shares the message that plants and humanity are interconnected, and that the survival of one depends upon the other"--Provided by publisher.

Brain Fog

Author : Binyamin Rothstein D. O.
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What Is Brain Fog? Are you forgetting things that you used to remember easily? Do you sometimes feel like you're slogging through mud and just not as sharp and clear as you once were? Whether it is due to stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, a shift in hormones, toxins, food allergies, or an infectious disease, there are times when our mental faculties are less than optimal. You no longer need to be at the mercy of mental confusion again. Finally, you have the book that will give you the answers and solutions you need. As a pioneer in his field, Dr. Binyamin Rothstein has developed an indispensable resource guide to the workings of the brain and how you can maintain a sharp and clear mind throughout your life. THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN MAINTAINING OPTIMAL BRAIN FUNCTION This book covers: Causes of brain fog and how to know which one may be affecting you The latest therapies and supplements to keep your brain fit and functional The most up-to-date information on hormones, hormone replacement therapy, food allergies, hypoglycemia and more Self-help measures to clear brain fog

Introduction to Massage Therapy

Author : Mary Beth Braun
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Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything you need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry you throughout your studies, help you prepare for the national exam, and launch you into a successful career as a massage therapist. This proven book includes step-by-step instructions for massage techniques, assessments, and treatments, along with striking photos that illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts. As the most concise introductory book on the market, Introduction to Massage Therapy makes it easy for you to find the information you need when you need it, while coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology integrated with techniques helps you understand the science behind the practice. The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. You’ll also find practical information that will help you create and maintain a successful massage therapy practice, including communication and documentation tips, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.

Your Best Medicine

Author : Mark A. Goldstein
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Integrative medicine—the practice of combining remedies from various therapeutic disciplines to optimize relief and speed healing—is transforming both how health professionals treat disease and how patients manage their own care. Your Best Medicine introduces the reader to this new world of healing options for everyday ailments like dry skin, fatigue, and indigestion as well as more serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. All of the treatments and techniques in Your Best Medicine have been handpicked by two practitioners—one a conventionally trained MD, the other a specialist in complementary therapies—based on established therapeutic protocols, research evidence, and clinical experience. Conventional and complementary remedies appear side by side so readers can evaluate at a glance the remedies' relative effectiveness, safety, and ease of use. Every entry in Your Best Medicine also provides important information on risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostic techniques, as well as preventive measures. Armed with this knowledge, readers can make decisions wisely and confidently at every stage of their care.

Alternate Therapies in the Treatment of Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders

Author : Ethan B Russo
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Get the tools to provide more effective treatment for the neurobehaviorally disordered TBI patient! As traditional treatment success rates for many persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are proving less than effective, clinicians search for other therapies that may be more productive. Alternate Therapies in the Treatment of Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders: A Practical Guide discusses at length various nontraditional treatment approaches such as music therapy, art therapy, EEG biofeedback, and others that may provide additional help for the neurobehaviorally disordered TBI patient. This text provides a practical, in-depth overview of a range of nontraditional interventions and therapies. Each treatment is extensively discussed with explanations on how it can be effectively applied in rehabilitation programs. Models, case samples, contacts, and lists of training programs and professional organizations are given for each therapeutic modality. Each chapter has clear, illustrative drawings, tables, and charts, as well as comprehensive references for further research. Alternate Therapies in the Treatment of Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders: A Practical Guide discusses these alternative treatments: horticulture therapy art therapy music therapy melodic intonation therapy recreational therapy chemical dependency treatment real time EEG feedback craniosacral therapy This book is a comprehensive source for nontraditional therapies essential for physicians; neuropsychologists; psychiatrists; rehabilitation specialists; hospital directors, administrators, and TBI professionals.

SomatoEmotional Release

Author : John E. Upledger
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Developed by the author, SomatoEmotional Release is a technique for bringing psychotherapeutic elements into CranioSacral therapy. It helps rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma by anatomically freeing the central channel of the body. John E. Upledger presents the history, theory, and practice of this subtle form of healing. A result of meaningful, intentioned touch, SomatoEmotional Release allows for identification and removal of energy cysts along with their associated emotions.

Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children

Author : Etienne Peirsman
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This unique first book shows, through pictures and step-by-step instructions, how to give a baby or small child a full craniosacral treatment. The authors approach babies as conscious beings who endure enormous stress during the birth process. They show how CS therapy can help restore the correct alignments in babies' bodies, freeing them to grow and attain their maximum potential without hindrance. The book focuses on what a trained CS therapist can do to remove the blockages that often arise during birth. It addresses both hands-on techniques and awareness of how to interact with a baby and what responses and effects to expect. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this guide can also be used by parents or caregivers interested in knowing what babies need in order to be whole and healthy, and how to prevent problems — including hyperactivity and ADD — that could become serious and require medication later in life.

Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep

Author : Linda Chlan
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Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep provides an overview of integrative therapies to assist clinicians caring for patients with acute or chronic lung diseases and sleep disorders--emphasizing the scientific bases for these therapies; and their implementation into clinical practice. This volume focuses on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, modalities, and practices that are integrated with conventional medical treatment and for which there is some evidence of safety and efficacy. Whole Medical Systems, with a specific focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine , are also addressed. Individual chapters are devoted to specific health conditions or illnesses, addressing the current state of the science in the four organizing CAM domains, including available information regarding benefits, risks, or safety considerations. Unique aspects of this volume are the chapters related to evaluation of the evidence base for integrative therapies; new animal model research with herbal preparations focused on the serious problem of sepsis in the ICU; guidance for counseling patients with chronic lung illnesses who may be desperate for a cure; and palliative and end-of-life care for patients with chronic lung conditions. Clinicians in various health care settings will find Integrative Therapies in Lung Health and Sleep beneficial in their practice, particularly as the use of integrative therapies becomes more widespread.

Wisdom in the Body

Author : Michael Kern
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A teacher of craniosacral therapy reveals how the accumulation of life stresses, including physical injury, emotional and psychological trauma, and toxicity, can become part of the body and therefore affect psychological health.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork E Book

Author : Elaine Stillerman
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Ideal for both classroom and practice, Modalities for Massage & Bodywork, 2nd Edition presents 23 modalities of bodywork, their history, development, effects, benefits, contraindications, basic curricula and certification requirements. Updated photos and illustrations, critical thinking questions, and flash cards give you a better picture of today's massage best practices. Evolve companion website provides matching activities, flash cards, answers to multiple-choice questions, weblinks and video demonstrations of various modalities covered in the text to make learning more interactive. Case histories in each chapter illustrate the effects of the modality within a therapeutic context, creating the opportunity for integrative, clinical reasoning that helps prepare you for work in the various modalities. Student objectives and key terms at the start of each chapter provides a framework for what to expect and what to focus on with each chapter. In My Experience boxes provide personal insights about specific techniques from experts in the field. Full-color design and techniques shown with photos and illustrations enhance understanding and comprehension of each modality. Multiple-choice test questions at the end of each chapter with answers on the Evolve website help you measure your understanding of the modality and obtain instant feedback from the answer key that includes rationales. Suggested readings, resources and references in each chapter offer robust resources for you to further research each modality. Clinically relevant boxes and tables highlight important information. NEW Modalities chapters provide you with a greater awareness of the opportunities and options available as they pursue a massage therapy career and practitioners with more practical information they can apply to their work. NEW! Student resources on Evolve supplement the classroom experience and ensures you retain the material in the text. 23 different body techniques are introduced to help you learn about different modalities you may want to pursue and reaffirm your knowledge of techniques. More than 2 hours of video on the Evolve website bring the modalities to life and help put the text instructions in perspective. NEW! Updated content, photos and illustrations equip you with the latest information and visuals on modalities from experts in the field that reflect current practices in the field and the needs and wants of massage therapy practitioners and students. NEW! Critical thinking questions added to each chapter actively engage and challenge your reasoning skills. NEW! Additional review questions added to each chapter supply you with more opportunities to review what you have learned and test your knowledge.