An empowering guide that unites the ancient healing power of touch therapy--from acupressure to reflexology--with modern science to help relieve the number one cause of disease today: stress--and to soothe anxiety, boost immunity, and alleviate pain.Read more...
An empowering guide that unites the ancient healing power of touch therapy--from acupressure to reflexology--with modern science to help relieve the number one cause of disease today: stress--and to soothe anxiety, boost immunity, and alleviate pain.
Human beings are wired for touch. Touch is critical to our physical and mental health. And for centuries, cultures around the globe have employed touch as a powerful force for healing. And yet America is an increasingly touch-deprived, high-stress culture, and we are paying for it with our wellbeing. Now, in The Touch Remedy, leading touch therapy expert Michelle Ebbin, who appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show and has been featured on The Doctors, The View, and Live with Kelly & Michael, demonstrates how the ancient wisdom of touch can truly change your life.
A fresh, contemporary approach to natural health, which draws on a unique combination of ancient wisdom and cutting edge research, The Touch Remedy is a collection of proven touch therapy solutions to calm and heal every member of the family, from babies to grandparents to pets. Demystifying time-tested touch therapy techniques such as Acupressure, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, among others, Ebbin shares her invaluable insight and provides clear, step-by-step remedies, accompanied by beautiful full-color photos, to relieve a range of physical and emotional stressors, from back pain and headache to anxiety. Her solutions are quick, taking only two-to-three minutes each, and easy, requiring only three steps, and most of the remedies can be done anytime, anywhere, even on the go.
In addition, Ebbin shows how touch therapy offers powerful strategies to improve intimacy in relationships, bond with your children, and improve communication through touch. With The Touch Remedy, we can quite literally take our health into our own hands--and nurture the bodies, minds, and spirit of our loved ones and ourselves.
- ISBN-13: 9780062392459
- ISBN-10: 006239245X
- Publisher: Harperelixir
- Publish Date: April 2016
- Page Count: 256
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-01
- Reviewer: Staff
Ebbin, a certified massage instructor, proffers an educational manual designed to decrease stress in families and promote healthy, happy living. She explains that touch is not only an effective remedy for the anxieties of contemporary life but can also deepen intimate bonds between individuals. Ebbin shares reports that most Americans have limited daily physical contact with others, a deficiency she names “skin hunger.” Starting with basics such as touch therapy techniques and the stress-touch connection, this comprehensive book is a gem for its focus on self-care as well as touch remedies for women, men, intimate partners, children, the elderly, the sick, and even pets. In each chapter, Ebbin lists clear instructions for various targeted therapies drawn from alternative medicine; these include the “headache reflexology remedy” and the “weekend warrior deep-tissue remedy.” Sprinkled throughout are gorgeous photographs that illustrate the remedies and add an artful touch to the guide. While the therapeutic value of touch may seem like common sense to some, this book will still enlighten and help believers and non-believers alike. Agent: Andrew Stuart, Stuart Agency. (Apr.)