The following essential books accurately describe the techniques recommended for study of Macrobiotic Shiatsu. They are endorsed by the I.M.S.S. and the originator of Macrobiotic Shiatsu, Shizuko Yamamoto. While each book shares a common spirit of treating the receiver as a whole person, each book is unique in its technical information. All books can be purchased from on-line vendors (Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, or LuLu.com.) or in major book stores. Barefoot Shiatsu DVD can only be purchased directly from I.M.S.S.
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Barefoot Shiatsu DVD
Learn to use your feet and hands to apply one of the easiest, most effective shiatsu treatment styles in the world. From ancient Japan to modern times simple finger pressue has been used to alleviate fatigue, aches, and pains. This time-tested art benefits both giver and receiver. Now you can learn this unique method at home. For more information or TO ORDER ...>
Macrobiotic Shiatsu Workbook
Finally, in one book, all the most useful charts and information to easily access the details of theory and technique including Traditional Chinese Medicine. This special compilation of valuable information on Macrobiotics, Shiatsu, and Chinese Medicine is now available.
ESSENTIAL BOOKS AND VIDEOS
This unique collection of acupressure techniques and natural healing remedies was designed to help you bring about immediate relief from a variety of pains and disorders. Easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations explain how to give a complete shiatsu treatment. Included are specific techniques for treating over 150 common ailments, from allergies to headaches and more.
276 pages 7 x 9-inch. Avery Publishing, ISBN 0-89529-714-0. $14.95
What's Been Said About The Shiatsu Handbook
Shiatsu is the ancient art of acupressure massage that restores the harmony between the individual and the universe. Shizuko Yamamoto wants to share with you this healing art in her classic guide Barefoot Shiatsu. Yamamoto explains the basics of shiatsu-which literally means finger pressure- and how it heals by allowing the life force, or Ki, within all of us to flow freely. Traditional shiatsu utilizes only the hands and fingers of the person administering massage. Barefoot Shiatsu allows the use of the feet and toes for a more balanced, deeper massage. This encourages better posture for a longer period of time, which, in turn, allows deeper breathing, allowing the shiatsu practitioner to give a better, deeper massage. Barefoot Shiatsu not only teaches this form of massage, but discusses how individuals an help themselves become healthier and more in tune with the world around them through proper diet, exercise, meditation, and cultivation of self-reliance.
160 pages 7 1/2 x 9 3/16-inch. Avery Publishing, ISBN 0-89529-857-0. $12.95
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-- Health and Vitality for Everyone (Currently Out-Of-Print)
The purpose of Whole Health Shiatsu is to introduce the dynamic application of dietary therapy into the realm of the natural manipulative healing arts. As most modern degenerative illnesses such as heart disease, arthritis, and cancer begin with improper eating, the solution must correctly address the source of the problem and not only the symptoms. The unique perspective of this book is that this combined therapy has never been bridged previously. This perspective of combining treatment and diet gives useful insight into the foundation of a problem and for its solution. Direct simple techniques are emphasized without a lot of esoteric or confusing theories. The basis of treatment is an intuition based on sound technical skill. This information is based on over thirty-five years experience. The natural state of humans is to be healthy. When people have become unhealthy, a return to simple methods will restore their natural healthy state. 303 pages. This book is out-of-print but will soon be back.
What's Been Said About Whole Health Shiatsu
Below are links to some of the books and vidoes that we can recoomend highly to beginners and practitioners alike. Browse our library of links to find book details and ordering info from both IMSS and Amazon.com.