"Practitioners and lay readers alike will appreciate the accessibility of this text that makes Asian medical theory intelligible, plausible, and credible to Western minds. Balancing theory with practice, this text addresses everything from proper body mechanics to special populations. It contains hundreds of captioned photographs demonstrating sample Shiatsu sessions, a photographic glossary of over 90 acupressure points, and an introduction to complementary modalities such as moxabustion (herbal heat therapy), magnets, Gua Sha (friction therapy), and Qi Gong (movement and breathing exercises) that can be incorporated into a Shiatsu practice. Complete with line drawings, tables, practice exercises, mnemonic devices, real life examples, review questions, tests, and answers, this text provides indispensable pedagogical and professional support and is an enduring reference work."--BOOK JACKET.Somma, Corinna is the author of 'Shiatsu ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131184190 and ISBN 0131184199.