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A massage therapist offers a first-person narrative account of different massage therapies, including Swedish, the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Rolfing, the Trager Approach, and Shiatsu
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Praise for Thomas Claire's Bodywork
Bodywork is designed in a user-friendly way, and written in a language that is fun to read and easy to understand. This authoritative and engaging guide is essential reading for anyone seeking to broaden his or her knowledge about the whole person.
Ilana Rubenfeld, Creator of the Rubenfeld Synergy(R) Method and Founder of its Training Program in New York City
"Bodywork is definitely 'The Bible' of our time in the field of bodywork. I highly recommend this book for both the layman and the professional.
"An excellent resource."
-Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
"Bodywork is the best source of information about a wide variety of exciting therapeutic modalities that I have seen. Every chapter is a clear, in-depth description - a gold mine of trustworthy information for anyone seeking a kind of bodywork appropriate for their wants and needs. Practitioners as well as clients will find it invaluable. Thomas Claire has dispelled much of the confusion about the different styles and strengths of the many forms of bodywork in America, and has helped to define bodywork's rightful place in health care."
-Deane Juhan, author of Job's Body: A Handbook for Bodywork
"Today the field of bodywork is so rich and varied that it can be overwhelming. Thomas Claire's excellent book, Bodywork, is the perfect guide into this wonderful world."
-Deborah Caplan, M.A., PT, author of Back Trouble: A New Approach to Prevention and Recovery Based on the Alexander Technique
"I would highly recommend Thomas Claire's Bodywork as a clear and concise comprehensive guide. Claire's unique way of explaining the 'feel' of a typical session is especially informative and meaningful."
-John F. Barnes, PT, Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and Seminars
"I'm impressed. In this time when health-care consumers are rediscovering the value of 'hands-on' bodywork, a book such as this, which accurately describes for the consumer the majority of bodywork approaches and techniques, is of inestimable value. There is no 'high-tech' language here."
-John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., Medical Director, The Upledger Institute
Additional Praise for Bodywork
"Thomas Claire has done a magnificent job of defining and describing virtually every type of bodywork therapy from a firsthand perspective. I believe bodywork is one of the most powerful medicines available. With so many effective techniques to choose from it is often overwhelming. In Bodywork, the reader is guided to the best technique for them and their body."
-Michael Murray, N.D., author of Natural Alternatives
"In Bodywork Thomas Claire has illuminated with integrity, compassion and eloquence the interconnective web of holistic bodywork. Each modality explored reveals itself as a valuable strand in this diverse yet unified web that serves to honor the developing field of therapeutic bodywork and its contribution for healing and wholeness. It is a true gift to potential client and professional practitioner alike."
-Laura Norman, Reflexologist, author of Feet First: A Guide to Foot Refloxology
"A comprehensive guide to massage techniques."
-Harper's Bazaar, March 1997
"A complete guide."
-Health, October 1995
"An encyclopedic guide."
-New Age Journal, 1995-1996 Holistic Health Directory
"Clear, concise, and comprehensive, this easy and fun to read book is an indispensable guide to the rich variety of massage and bodywork therapies ... Claire demystifies bodywork in this insightful and engaging book ... My copy is already dog-eared from heavy usage ... The author sets himself the ambitious goal of "answering the questions of anyone who has any interest in the exciting field of bodywork" ... both laypersons and professionals alike. Bodywork accomplishes this goal, with clarity, compassion, and integrity. I highly recommend this valuable and trustworthy book to everyone."
-To Your Health!, December 95/January 96
"There is increasing interest in bodywork, especially massage ... As humans, we have a great need for tactile input to our nervous systems and physiology in general ... This book is designed to enable the person to select an approach that fits his or her needs ... The book is designed for everyone interested in bodywork. The information is solid and quite comprehensive. It would make a useful textbook."
-Somatics, Fall/Winter 1995-96
"Bodywork will help readers decide which of the massage and bodywork techniques available might best suit their needs ... This is a well-researched and well-written "bible" for professionals and the lay public."
-Columbia, Winter 1996
"Excellent chapter on the Alexander Technique."
-Newsletter of the American Center for the Alexander Technique, Fall 1996
"An exhaustive guidebook that presents enough information to be of interest to the professional, while at the same time being totally accessible to the general reader ... truly the bible ... the authoritative, state-of-the-art text."
-Conscious Choices, May/June 1996
"Bodywork: What Type of Massage to Get and How to Make the Most Of It ... profiles various types of bodywork, including Swedish massage, Shiatsu, the Feldenkrais Method, Myofascial Release, the Trager Approach, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, the Alexander Technique, Therapeutic Touch, and more ... thorough and well-written descriptions of every type of bodywork, with beautiful passages of ... personal experience integrated throughout. These passages ... read like excerpts of a novel."
-Healthmap Magazine, October/November 1995
"Do you want Shiatsu or Swedish Massage? Aromatherapy or Craniosacral? ... If you're not sure, Bodywork is just the book for you. Using detailed, vivid descriptions, Thomas Claire explains what it's like to get various kinds of Eastern and Western massages ... also offers useful information about how much a session will cost and how many sessions you will need."
-Hermes, Fall 1995
"If you have ever wondered what massage would be like, what differentiates the major (and not-so-major) schools of massage, how one gets to practice massage, or almost anything else about massage, this is the book for you. Bodywork is a comprehensive resource on most of the major Western and Eastern practices ... Because Claire is not selling a particular school, his descriptions and analyses are more useful than much of the print material available elsewhere ... The book includes a wonderful glossary ... extensive documentation, and a handy chart that compares and contrasts at a glance the practices that were described at length ... Despite the potentially technical nature of the topic, Bodywork is a surprisingly good read. For readers who manage to come away from it with more questions, Claire has laid out various ways to get them answered ... Keep this book in mind as a gift for someone special."
-Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin, Winter 1995
"This encyclopedic, user-friendly guide is intended to help both practitioners and laypersons understand the wide array of massage and bodywork therapies ... Bodywork is a valuable tool in educating clients about their options."
-The Portable Practitioner, Fall 1995
"An excellent resource, with complete and useful descriptions of the various methods of bodywork and chapters on resources."
-Redwing Reviews, Spring 1996
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Book Description Quill, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. The pages of this books are clean and unmarked. There is very little shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 101811
Book Description Quill, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688149529
Book Description Quill, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688149529