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Shiatsu, by Corrina Somma is a more "western sensitive" approach to traditional Chinese medical theory, offering western-based rationales, comparisons and analogies from western science that make sense or are acceptable to western thinkers.  The text features a series of photographs created by the author to demonstrate the techniques in the context of a session and help students that have trouble remembering the techniques, body mechanics, or spatial relationship of therapist to client.  
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Product details

  • Paperback | 487 pages
  • 213.4 x 274.3 x 30.5mm | 1,179.35g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0131184199
  • 9780131184190

Table of contents

Table of Contents   Dedication Title Page and Quotes Preface Acknowledgements   Part 1: Introduction to Shiatsu Theory  Chapter 1: History of Shiatsu   Chapter 2: Qi and Meridians   Chapter 3: Yin Yang   Chapter 4: The Five Elements   Chapter 5: The Zang Fu Organ System   Chapter 6: The Eight Principle Patterns and Kyo Jitsu   Chapter 7: Acupoints   Chapter 8: Complementary Modalities   Chapter 9: Practice Preliminaries   Part 2: Introduction to Shiatsu Practice   Chapter 10: Intro to Prone Upper Body Protocol   Chapter 11: Intro to Prone Lower Body Protocol   Chapter 12: Intro to Supine Lower Body Protocol   Chapter 13: Intro to Supine Upper Body Protocol   Chapter 14: Intro to Ampuku Protocol   Chapter 15: Intro to Sidelying Protocol   Chapter 16: Intro to Seated Protocol   Chapter 17: Intro to Moxabustion and Gua Sha   Chapter 18: Intro to Qi Gong Exercises   Appendix 1: Glossary of Acupoints Appendix 2: Answers to Study Questions Appendix 3: Answers to Tests Appendix 4: Resources
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About Corinna Somma

Corinna Somma obtained her Certification in Massage Therapy from Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, an Associate's degree in English from De Anza College, a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Stanford University, a Master's degree in Literature from Old Dominion University, and a Doctorate in Law from Regent University. She has been practicing Shiatsu since 1989 and teaching Shiatsu and yoga since 2001.
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