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An invaluable companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers unique information and practical advice on the issues that are often overlooked in training. The author addresses the common pitfalls and difficulties practitioners are likely to encounter when working with this client group, offering encouragement and down-to-earth advice for tackling them.
Keywords: acupuncture, adults, alternative therapies, Alzheimer's disease, aromatherapy, bodywork, carers, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, dementia, diet, face diagnosis, health care, herbal treatment, massage, nursing, nutrition, older people, palliative care, residential care, tai chi
Based on the ancient system of Chinese medicine, Japanese holistic face massage has been used for centuries to maintain a youthful complexion, reflect inner calm and promote longevity. This comprehensive introductory guide explains how to perform the massage and explores the therapeutic benefits of this treatment.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, emotions, face diagnosis, health care, massage, meridians, prana, Qi
This is a unique, revolutionary and totally natural self-care programme developed to treat muscle based health problems and reduce the signs of ageing.
The fully-illustrated handbook guides you through stretching and massage techniques to relax the facial, neck and shoulder muscles, with particular emphasis on the jaw, where tension is often held. The exercises address health issues such as teeth clenching and grinding, pain in the face, jaw, head or neck, and can even improve the effects of Bell's Palsy. They also achieve positive cosmetic results such as reduced facial lines and healthy glowing skin. The strengthening exercises will help to lift the facial features and prevent facial sagging. The impact of each exercise is clearly explained so you can concentrate on techniques to target your individual situation, needs and goals.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary therapies, health care, massage, migraine, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, older people, pain management
Why does scratching an itch feel so good? Why is pain from a mosquito bite preferable to the same pain from an unidentified source?
Douglas Nelson provides the reader with a comprehensive, practical and highly accessible guide to the scientific understanding of pain. The book explores the different types of pain, providing clear explanations of the processes involved within the body. It examines key issues such as diagnosis and measurement of pain, the placebo effect and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), and takes an in depth look at causes and treatment for chronic pain. The book is full of practical advice and small changes one can make to improve the effectiveness of pain treatment.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, depression, emotions, energy work, health care, massage, mental health, migraine, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues
Reflexology is a form of complete healing that can detect and correct energy imbalance and restore balance to the body by relating each zone of the body to different points on the hands and feet.
This introductory guide covers the theory on which reflexology is based, as well as its history, and the principles of practice. The author includes an description of how treatment works and how it is given, a guide to the reflex areas and their relationship to the rest of the body, effective reflexology treatments and case studies, reflexology as a preventative therapy and how to find a reliable reflexologist.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, health care, massage, pain management, reflexology
Hair loss affects people of all ages and can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Whatever the cause of hair loss, there are natural remedies and therapies that can help the body detoxify and rebalance itself and enable healthy hair to grow again.
Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, complementary therapies, depression, diet, drugs, dyslexia, energy work, health care, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, massage, nutrition
Babies feel intuitively what scientists have needed painstaking research to establish: being touched and caressed is good for you. It makes you clever and cheerful, strengthens the parent-child bond, and lays the foundation for a healthy life.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, child development, children, complementary therapies, energy work, massage, meridians, parenting, sensory issues, shiatsu
Revised and significantly expanded, the new edition of this handbook provides full information on the use of essential oils in the field of contemporary aromatherapy, based on the research evidence behind their therapeutic applications.
Keywords: alternative therapies, aromatherapy, bodywork, complementary medicine, essential oils, massage
*Highly Commended in the Popular Medicine category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards*
The simple sensation of touching someone's hand can have a powerful therapeutic effect. Hand massage is a positive and meaningful way of reaching out and providing comfort to those who are elderly, ill or nearing the end of life, and it can be particularly effective for people with dementia who may respond well to positive non-verbal interaction.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, dementia, energy work, families, health care, massage, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care
Ayurveda is one of the World's oldest and most comprehensive systems of natural medicine, and is particularly useful for addressing the chronic conditions Western medicine finds difficult to treat. This authoritative book provides a comprehensive introduction to Ayurvedic medicine for the practitioner or student.
Keywords: alternative therapies, ayurveda, complementary medicine, diet, herbal treatment, integrative medicine, massage, Panchakarma, prana
Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. However, the variety of different styles of massage available often leaves parents baffled and unsure about which touch therapy treatment is best for their child.
Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, children, energy work, health care, massage, occupational therapy, parenting, tuina
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