Body Rolling

An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
By (author) Stephanie Golden
By (author) Yamuna Zake
Body Rolling
An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release
By (author) Stephanie Golden
By (author) Yamuna Zake

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Pages : 224

Book Size : 8 x 10

ISBN-13 : 9780892817306

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : September 01, 1997

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 200 b&w photographs

Body Rolling is a revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system while freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting health. Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging.
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About Body Rolling

A revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system. 

Each body has its own logic, its own language of release. This internal logic is at the heart of Body Rolling, an innovative technique that uses a ten-inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling teaches "touch and tell" anatomy; you learn to physically find the origin of a muscle and sense what it feels like for that muscle to fully release. Experiencing first-hand the interrelationships in the muscular system comes as a revelation to most bodywork therapists. Body Rolling is an excellent treatment for a number of conditions, and it can re-teach muscles to move effortlessly and painlessly. It creates structural changes that are positive, permanent, and powerful, and that prevent new injuries from occurring. 

The author explains the underlying principles of her technique, shows how to get started, and gives instructions for basic side, front, and back routines. 

Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging. 

Table of Contents

Table of content

Body Rolling
An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release

Part 1: Principles of Body Rolling
1 Elongating Muscle, Creating Space
2 Developing a Relationship with Your Body
3 Making the Mind-Body Connection
Part 2: The Basics
4 Getting Started
5 Basic Back Routine
6 Basic Side Routine
7 Basic Front Routine
Part 3: More Focused Work
8 Lower Back Pain
9 The Abdomen: Postsurgical Conditions and Prolapsed Bladder, Intestines, and Uterus
10 Leg, Foot, and Ankle Alignment
11 Sciatica
12 Scoliosis
13 Herniated Disk
14 Shoulder Problems
15 Neck Problems
16 Freeing the Rib Cage
17 Pregnancy and Postpartum
18 The Effects of Aging
Conclusion: An Open-Ended Practice
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index

Author Bio
Yamuna Zake is an internationally-acclaimed bodywork practitioner who teaches workshops in the United States and abroad. She lives in New York City. Stephanie Golden is a professional journalist, medical writer, and nonfiction author who also lives in New York. 
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"My first session was a joyful experience that left me deep in thought."
Robert Calvert, founder, Massage Magazine

"Most massage therapists and bodyworkers eventually wrestle with the nagging question, 'Is there anything that my client can do in between our sessions to help the work we are doing together last longer?' This book offers a simple, practical solution."
Massage Magazine 

"A sincerely offered and thoroughly presented contribution to the field. "
Massage Therapy, Spring 1999

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