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- DescriptionAn introductin to traditional Thai massage, a dynamic yet comparatively little kw form of bodywork that combines elements of acupressure, stretching, reflexology, application of herbal compresses, prayer and meditation. This therapy has benefits for anyone - young or old, active or inactive, healthy or t. Sometimes called lazy man's yoga it stretches the muscles, increases the joints' range of motion, and balances the flow of energy throughout the body to promote healing and well-being. This book provides fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions that enable the reader to use this integrative and interactive therapy (with a partner) at home. It also explains the history and philosophy behind the techniques and discusses their connections with Buddhist thought and practice, yoga, Ayurveda, the main energy lines and acupressure. It is a complete guide to an ancient practice that promises benefits for body, mind and spirit.
- Author BiographyAnanda Apfelbaum, featured in<i>TIME</i>magazine's August 2004 issue, is the author of<i>Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork</i>published by Penguin and Putnam. She also produced the instructional accompanying DVD, <i>Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork</i>. She has been performing bodywork for the past 16 years. Ananda presented Thai massage workshops at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY from 1991 to 2003 and was on staff at Omega's Wellness Center throughout that time. She has also taught Thai Massage elsewhere in the US and internationally. Ananda is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC. She furthered her studies in Japan, China, and Thailand. After getting introduced to Thai Massage, Ananda decided to specialize in it as Thai massage spoke to her dance and movement background. She trained with several Thai Massage masters in Chiangmai, northern Thailand, especially with Ahjarn Pichest Boonthumme. She is certified from the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiangmai. In addition to her Thai massage work, Ananda is a writer, documentary photographer, dancer and founder/director of the Tibetan Relief Project.
- Author(s)Ananda Apfelbaum
- PublisherAvery Publishing Group Inc.,U.S.
- Date of Publication26/02/2004
- SubjectFitness & Diet
- Series TitleAvery Health Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAvery Publishing Group Inc.,U.S.
- Out-of-print date22/05/2012
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight500 g
- Width190 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine22 mm
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