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Body Rolling

An Experiential Approach to Complete Muscle Release

Published by Healing Arts Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

A revolutionary method that teaches bodywork practitioners and their clients how to feel the inner logic of the muscular system.
Each body has its own logic, its own language of release. This internal logic is at the heart of Body Rolling, an innovative technique that uses a ten-inch ball to stretch muscles, freeing restrictions in the body, increasing blood flow, and promoting healing. Body Rolling teaches "touch and tell" anatomy; you learn to physically find the origin of a muscle and sense what it feels like for that muscle to fully release. Experiencing first-hand the interrelationships in the muscular system comes as a revelation to most bodywork therapists. Body Rolling is an excellent treatment for a number of conditions, and it can re-teach muscles to move effortlessly and painlessly. It creates structural changes that are positive, permanent, and powerful, and that prevent new injuries from occurring.

The author explains the underlying principles of her technique, shows how to get started, and gives instructions for basic side, front, and back routines.

Detailed chapters focus on treating specific conditions such as lower back pain, neck problems, and the effects of aging.

About The Authors

Yamuna Zake is an internationally-acclaimed bodywork practitioner who teaches workshops in the United States and abroad. She lives in New York City. Stephanie Golden is a professional journalist, medical writer, and nonfiction author who also lives in New York.
To learn more about Body Rolling and or to purchase the balls, visit the author's website at

Stephanie Golden is an award-winning author of eight books (including five collaborations with expert authors) and a writer of website content, reports, manuals, and other copy for nonprofits and small businesses.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press (September 1, 1997)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780892817306

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"My first session was a joyful experience that left me deep in thought."

– Robert Calvert, founder, Massage Magazine

"Most massage therapists and bodyworkers eventually wrestle with the nagging question, 'Is there anything that my client can do in between our sessions to help the work we are doing together last longer?' This book offers a simple, practical solution."

– Massage Magazine

"A sincerely offered and thoroughly presented contribution to the field. "

– Massage Therapy, Spring 1999

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