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.
- Paperback | 487 pages
- 213.4 x 274.3 x 30.5mm | 1,179.35g
- 30 Mar 2006
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
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
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.