Your Illustrated Guide to Improving Flexibility and Muscular Strength
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Stretching Anatomy is like having an x-ray of each stretch—only better—with instructions on how and when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis and which muscles are activated for support.
Softcover Book : 192 pages
Publisher: Human Kinetics ( November 01, 2006 )
Item #: 12-280153
Product Dimensions: 7.0 x 10.0 x 0.5inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I am a massage therapist. I have already purchased 4 copies of this book for other therapists. I have used many of the stretches and have shared the book with my clients.
Reviewer: Lena H
This is an excellent reference guide. It is clear, simple, well-illustrated and a great piece of work. I think it would be an asset for anyone who practices massage or physical therapy. I use it for insight to issues when I am asked to do Shamanic influencing for any pain related to the muscles and sometimes joints. Clients can see for themselves what is going on in their bodies when they stretch. It helps them feel more knowledgeable about their bodies when they try to communicate with a mainstream medical practitioner.
Reviewer: Mary E
I love how clear and simple the stretches are depicted in the photos. There is information on the anatomy of the movement which I love as a therapist and great pitures with recognized stretches for my clients to understand. All in all I highly recommend this book to people looking to get a general overview of the muscles being used in common stretches.
Reviewer: Leah H
I got this book along with the Yoga Anatomy, I would recommend just getting the yoga anatomy. This book does not go into every stretch a person could do or any new strechtes that I already didn't know. Please save your money and just look up stretches online or get the yoga anatomy.
Reviewer: Sarah C
This is a well laid out book on stretching safely. The illustrations with see thru anatomy are very helpful in visualizing what you are doing. Anyone interested in bodywork, yoga and exercise would benefit from his book. As a massage therapist I keep copies available to my clients.
The text clearly informs what muscles are being used.
Reviewer: Nicholas C