An Holistic Guide to Massage incorporates the links between body, mind and soul in the search for well-being. This approach has not been taken by any other text written about massage. Other texts currently available tend to focus on one theory and one theory only, where-as this book encourages students to look at the wider picutre encompassing different theories. The students are then able to make their own mind up about which massage therapy to practice. This title is ideal for any students taking Beauty Therapy NVQ levels 2 or 3, as well as VTCT, City & Guilds, BTEC and other massage courses.
Health & Fitness by Allison Post,Stephen Cavaliere
The Power of Breath, Touch, and Awareness to Reduce Stress, Aid Digestion, and Reclaim Whole-Body Health
Author: Allison Post,Stephen Cavaliere
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
A user-friendly guide for anyone grappling with chronic pain, fatigue, gas, bloating, and other common disorders associated with the gut Addressing a wide range of conditions—including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression—this easy-to-use guide presents simple ways to relieve the stress related to some of today’s most pressing health problems. Authors Allison Post and Stephen Cavaliere explain the devastating impact that imbalances of gut microbiota and the microbiome can have on digestion, and they demonstrate proven techniques to reconnect with our bodies and reclaim our health. The Gut Wellness Guide expands upon the method previously introduced in the authors’ first book, Unwinding the Belly. Unwinding is a clear and accessible way to connect the “gut brain” to the “main brain” and to relax, tune into your body, and create a customized action plan to heal.
The definitive guide to transforming your people practices; A playbook for small to mid-size enterprise
Author: Doris Bentley
Category: Business & Economics
There’s a lot of talk about business innovation today. Everyone is seeking new or better ways to compete by reaching goals faster, more efficiently, at lower cost. In the race to win, owners and leaders of small to mid-market businesses often miss out on the one area where innovation can be a game changer. It’s the transformation of their people practices: the structures, culture, and processes that support the people who walk through the door everyday. This book explores how reinvention of a company’s talent strategies from basic (traditional thinking and process) to brilliant (on the leading edge of contemporary thought and practice) can make the difference between stalled momentum and sustainable business growth. In the context of small to midmarket enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures, Basic to Brilliant reveals eight innovation touchpoints, uncovering the essentials for building a brilliant organization where talent thrives and competitive success is realized. Full of tips, strategies, fast facts, how-to’s and real life profiles of small business brilliance, this is the definitive guide for accelerating organizational performance that business owners and leaders can’t be without.
This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.
An update of the definitive work on soft tissue massage! The 4th Edition continues to follow classic Swedish remedial message therapy, along with the Hoffa system of local and general massage. An introduction to other massage traditions, such as sports massage, trigger points and pressure, rolfing, and shiatsu, is new to this edition. A new section details individual massage strokes, accompanied by all new, step-by-step photographs that show the direction and sequence of each individual stroke. Current and extensive reference sections accompany every chapter, and the up-to-date bibliography provides citations in a wide variety of areas associated with massage. Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-341-0
Presents a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of seventy alternative therapies and medical treatments, discussing various physical, psychological, and paranormal therapies for a wide range of ailments
Author: Mark W. Kline,Susan M. Blaney,Angelo P. Giardino,Jordan S. Orange,Daniel J. Penny,Gordon E. Schutze,Lara S. Shekerdemian,Abraham M. Rudolph,Colin D. Rudolph
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
The landmark pediatrics reference – completely reinvented by an all new team of editors Rudolph's Pediatrics has virtually defined the pediatric field for over a century, becoming one of the most important and well-respected pediatrics texts ever published. Renowned for its balance of clinical features and treatment of disease with underlying biological principles, this classic sourcebook has helped generations of pediatricians optimize their care of infants, children, and adolescents. The Twenty-Third Edition of Rudolph's has been completely restructured and streamlined thanks to an all new team of editors whose goal was to reinvent this classic with today’s busy practitioner in mind. Presented in full color, the Twenty-Third Edition provides an up-to-date, in-depth survey of pediatric medicine unmatched by any other text. With its algorithmic approach to pediatric systems, the book facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of both common and uncommon pediatric illnesses; and it reflects new technologies and advances in molecular medicine that continue to evolve with current thinking about normal childhood development and pediatric disease processes. • New team of editors achieves consistency in both tone and depth of content • Contributions from section editors and authors from leading academic pediatrics programs give expert coverage of general pediatrics and all of the pediatric sub-specialties • Streamlined and consistent format for most chapters outlining Pathogenesis and Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention • New 2-Volume presentation improves portability • Hundreds of full-color illustrations and tables • The acclaimed balance between clinical applicability and underlying biological principles offers pediatricians a depth of coverage not found anywhere else • Brand new or significantly revised chapters include: Complementary and Integrative Pediatrics, Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pediatric Depression and Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Palliative Care for Children with Chronic Diseases, Arboviruses (with new coverage of Zika virus and chikungunya virus), Physiologic Basis of Pulmonary Function; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Neuroblastoma
Medical by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick,Meredith Wallace (PhD, RN.)
Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick,Meredith Wallace (PhD, RN.)
Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 by Choice! Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! The Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now thoroughly updated in a second edition, presents key terms and concepts in nursing research and with over 30% of the entries new to this edition. Written by the world's leading authorities in nursing research, this comprehensive reference is a "one-stop" resource for everything you need to know about nursing research and its utilization. The 320 articles by 200 expert contributors include topics such as: Nursing services Electronic networks and technology Nursing education Nursing care Specialties in nursing Patients' reactions and adjustments Historical, philosophical, and cultural issues Nursing organizations and publications New entries include: Boykin and Schoenhofer Cancer Survivorship Depression in Cardiac Disease Disparities in Minority Mental Health Endotrachial Suctioning Formal Nursing Languages Henderson's Model HIV Risk Behavior Middle Range Theories Newman's Theory of Health Peplau's Theoretical Model Rogers Science of Unitary Persons Taxonomy Watson's Theory of Human Caring And more! Extensive cross references help readers find information easily. Nursing researchers and graduate students in nursing will be the primary audience for this volume. As with the first edition, nurses in all phases of education, from basic to doctoral, from formal university and college-based programs to continuing education offerings, within all health systems, will find this an important introduction to current nursing research topics.
The Alkaline Diet Made Easy, Exciting, Doable, and Fun! Effective, 100% natural solutions to smash your excess fat and eliminate disease and ailments. Without feeling deprived. Once and for all. Dear Reader, ->Have you ever been told that the alkaline diet is hard to follow? ->Have you ever been told that the alkaline foods are fad? Well, you have been lied to... It's not about eating less. It's about eating right. The alkaline diet is a holistic tool that helps you achieve wellness and health by supporting your body's natural healing system. Read on... Energy=Success and Happiness in All Areas of Life Wouldn't it be great to be up early every day, feeling amazing, and actually looking forward to starting your day? Wouldn't it be great to eliminate those afternoon energy crashes and stop being dependent on caffeine? And wouldn't it be great to start losing weight naturally (or maintain your ideal weight) without torturing yourself with calorie counting and unrealistic starvation diets? You see, the alkaline diet is not about eating 100% alkaline. It's not about surviving on cucumbers and kale. Why people fail with the alkaline diet? People fail because they rely on willpower alone. Does any of the following "strategies" ring a bell? -just ignore all the cravings and hold on -eat only healthy alkaline foods and be strong and stick to it- if I have to survive on salads so be it! -stop eating all the unhealthy stuff all at once -forget about your favorite foods forever and stop going out It may not last for too long unless you are a super strong-willed person... You end up eating the same stuff all the time. You stress too much about the whole healthy eating thing. The good news is that Marta is here to show you how to do it right with her recipes so that you eat a clean, balanced diet inspired by the alkaline diet and compatible with your current nutritional lifestyle. You enjoy it and so it's not that hard for you to create a healthy lifestyle. About the recipes: 1. Most ingredients are really easy, everyday and "common sense" ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store or supermarket. 2. You don't need to be a good cook or a qualified chef to learn those simple and delicious recipes. 3. You don't need any fancy kitchen equipment to get started on my recipes. Are the Recipes Vegan? Since the alkaline diet is pretty vegan in its design, most of my recipes are also vegan. However, you can personalize them and you can easily include some meat or fish if you want to. BONUS II section includes alkaline-vegetarian and alkaline-paleo recipes to help you transition or enjoy a variety of different recipes. Get Ready for Alkaline Wellness, Massive Energy and a Healthier, Slimmer Body! Here's what you are just about to discover: -Alkaline Diet-The Common Sense Approach- Why It's Good for You -Beyond Foods- Negative Emotions and Stress Are Acid-Forming -Motivation and Organization to Keep on Track -Common Questions (Eating Out, Social Life, Bread, Treats, Are Lemons Alkaline?) -Common pH Myths -Simple and Doable Alkaline Recipes for Busy People -Refreshing Salad Recipes -Satisfying Soups and Stews -BONUS: Alkaline-friendly Treats -BONUS II: Alkaline Paleo and Alkaline Vegetarian Recipes that will help you transition -International Dishes Made Alkaline -BONUS: More vegan-alkaline recipes +beginners' guide + food list (follow instructions inside to download a free eBook)
Der Psychiater Brian Weiss behandelte seine Patientin Catherine 18 Monate lang mit konventionellen therapeutischen Methoden, um ihr bei der Überwindung ihrer schweren Angstsymptome zu helfen. Als nichts zu funktionieren schien, versuchte er es mit Hypnose. In Trance erinnerte sich Catherine an frühere Leben, die sich als Ursache ihrer Symptome erwiesen, und sie wurde geheilt. Parallel zur erfolgreichen Behandlung seiner Patientin entwickelt sich Brian Weiss vom konventionellen Schulpsychiater zum Verfechter der Seelenwanderung.
Die Bedediktinerin Hildegard von Bingen ist eine der faszinierendsten Universalgelehrten der Menschheitsgeschichte. Nicht nur die katholische Kirche, sondern auch die Anglikaner und Protestanten verehren sie als bedeutende Kirchenlehrerin. Hildegard von Bingen war seit ihrer Geburt kränklich und schwächlich, war aber seit frühster Kindheit visionär veranlagt. In dem vorliegenden E-Book lesen Sie ihre Schrift "Causae et curae oder liber compositae medicinae" - "Ursachen und Behandlungen der Krankheiten". Hildegard von Bingen war als Ärztin tätig und hat die Klosterapotheke und den Würzgarten gepflegt. Hier hat sie eine Art Hausbuch der Medizin verfasst. Es werden auch Tierkrankheiten und deren Behandlung erwähnt, wie auch faszinierende Details der Landwirtschaft. Lesen Sie hier das faszinierende Erbe einer der brillantesten Frauen der Weltgeschichte.