Self-Massage for the Outdoors | A Field Guide for Pain-Relief, Injury-Prevention, and Recovery
Full Color on White paper
ISBN-13: 978-0692875704 (Custom Universal)
BISAC: Health & Fitness / Massage & Reflexotherapy
4 main techniques are used for the whole body starting from the feet and ending at the head. Joint mobilization, deep tissue massage, acupressure, and stretching are used in combination with each other for optimal healing and recovery. By using these methods one can experience decreased muscle tension, joint restrictions, and fascial adhesions that are held in the body after repetitive activity. High-quality photographs showcase each of the techniques used in the field without the need for an in-depth knowledge of anatomy. Self-Massage for the Outdoors offers the skills and instruction necessary to those who are looking for better recovery, health, and ease of movement anytime and anywhere.
Hikers, backpackers, climbers, runners, cyclists, wildland firefighters, military, and outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from these self-massage techniques on how to perform self-care techniques anytime anywhere with no tools required.
Gain valuable self-massage skills that you can implement on-the-fly when you need it most. I break down simple strategies for the whole-body focusing on overworked areas such as the feet, lower legs, thighs, and hips without neglecting the upper body and grip.
Self-massage is the best way to enhance your self-awareness, ability to endure long days with less injury and fatigue, and to recover faster. Become more in-tune with where you hold tension and learn how to effectively free those restrictions. Develop a self-massage practice and routine to enhance your athletic performance, daily and weekly rhythms, better your sleep and recovery periods, and reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries.
About Primal Postures for Modern Living
Learn how sitting on the floor can improve your posture, mobility, and overall health. Primal Postures for Modern Living offers 10 natural positions humans were designed to sit in as a solution to combat chair-sitting in today’s world. These easy-to-use postures will bring you back to your primal being offering benefits beyond musculoskeletal alignment such as improved mood, breathing, movement efficiency, and recovery.
After sitting in chairs, cars, couches, then sleeping, one travels through the day without sitting on the floor. The simple act of getting up and down from the floor becomes more difficult as we age. In Primal Postures for Modern Living, I detail out 10 core sitting postures all humans should use on a daily basis. These forms of sitting are ways we are designed to rest and recover without the modern slump of couches.
I pull from various movement and therapy backgrounds to list out each posture with sitting positional cues, descriptions, risks, and benefits. Modifications are listed for those who need to work around osteoarthritis, degeneration, and tightness. Also offered are ways to advance each posture so there is progression over time. Readers will find similarities with yoga and natural movement that is a blend of science and pure observation.
The content is sold as a Kindle ebook, but can be purchased and printed in PDF format. By printing, my hope is that folks can use the postures with their daily routine. With enough practice you will easily remember each posture and how they feel for your body. I also wish that other therapists, trainers, and health professionals use this information to help and give to their clients and patients. The more accessible this information is to the world the better. Hopefully you enjoy the short book and please don’t hesitate to email with any questions or comments.
Primal Movement for Modern Living is about undoing the deleterious effects of sitting and not interacting with our natural state of environment like our primal ancestors. Primal movement is a piece of the modern movement puzzle when it comes to preventing common musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis and degeneration due to poor posture and dysfunctional movement patterns. Learn how simple everyday natural movements such as squatting, walking, and breathing can help us improve and maintain our strength, flexibility, health, and sense of well-being. Simple, easy-to-use primal movements when used daily can have a drastic effect on one’s quality of life and sense of well-being. Learn how to move naturally and promote optimal function with primal movements.