Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother.
This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors.
By Suzanne Yates, BA(Hons), Dip HSEC(Shiatsu diploma), MRSS(T), APNT, Antenatal and postnatal exercise instructor, PGCE(PCET), Director of Well Mother - Education for Maternity Care, Bristol, UK
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