ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Health & Fitness / Massage & Reflexotherapy

Embodied Being: The Philosophical Roots of Manual Therapy

| £18.29 | €20.57 | Ca$29.67 | Au$29.28
by Jeffrey Maitland
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Embodied Being: The Philosophical Roots of Manual Therapy by Jeffrey Maitland

Embodied Being is unique among books on manual therapy, offering an "infrastructure for intuition," a philosophical approach to what is essentially a practical process of diagnosis and treatment with one's hands. Grounded in the author's decades of practice as a Rolfer and Zen meditator, the book offers a first-of-its-kind three-step method for training practitioners how to see holistically, given the enormously important role perception plays in assessing clients. By exposing many of the unconscious philosophical assumptions that occlude our understanding the depths of manual therapy, Embodied Being promises to illuminate the full scope of body-mind healing, from the point of view of both the practitioner and the person receiving the work.

Embodied Being states the principles of intervention and shows practitioners how to use them to answer three fundamental questions common to all forms of therapy:

What do I do first?
What do I do next? and
When am I finished?

Perplexed that most practitioners are unable to answer these questions and simply rely on their intuition, Maitland sets out to define what makes a truly life-altering bodywork session, drawing on his understanding of Goethe, Merleau-Ponty, and other great thinkers. Maitland proposes that the holistic approach in bodywork is capable of creating new possibilities for the future by erasing the patterns that bind us to a dysfunctional past. Such sessions can so profoundly reshape the body that there is no longer any room for emotional torment--thus manual therapy can free bodies of physical pain, releasing the innate joy within the core of all human beings. Ultimately, giving and receiving manual therapy teaches both practitioners and clients how to move with grace, open their hearts, and touch the numinous.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 810944

Ebook Details
Pages: 176
Size: 426 KB
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781623170271 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will NOT be sold to customers with a billing address in:
American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Micronesia (Federated States of), Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Health & Fitness > Alternative Therapies
Nonfiction > Health & Fitness > Massage & Reflexotherapy

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Self > Personal Growth
Nonfiction > Religion > Buddhism > Zen
Nonfiction > Philosophy > Eastern > Zen
Nonfiction > Health & Fitness > Alternative Therapies
Nonfiction > Health & Fitness > Massage & Reflexotherapy

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016