Amma Therapy: A Complete Textbook of Oriental Bodywork and Medical Principles
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
The word Amma, which means "push-pull" in Chinese, was applied to a form of Oriental massage dating back five thousand years to the period of the Yellow Emperor. Founded and developed by Korean-born Tina Sohn, Amma Therapy is a highly refined and complex system of bodywork whose techniques and treatment strategies combine the use of traditional Oriental medical principles and a Western approach to organ dysfunction. It utilizes a variety of techniques, sometimes paralleling those found in major forms of therapeutic massage, as well as powerful new points discovered by Tina Sohn.

•  This revised and enlarged edition now serves as a textbook for bodyworkers.

•  Accompanied by extensive illustrations and twenty detailed treatments for a variety of common medical conditions, this teaching guide explains and demonstrates the proper execution of Amma Therapy techniques applied directly to the physical body.

•  Includes nutritional and exercise recommendations providing a remarkably holistic guide for practitioners and students in all fields of bodywork. 

Praise and Reviews
"Amma Therapy delivers exactly what the title says: this is the most comprehensive textbook for Oriental bodywork therapists in the English language."

"Amma Therapy presents Oriental medical theory in a clear and logical manner, detailing its philosophical and physiological bases from Eastern and Western points of view. It also gives a philosophical overview of wholistic health care and contrasts it to the Western scientific 'disease-care' system. A section on professional development, which is emphasized in the Sohns' program, includes a beautiful description of the stages of proprioceptive sensitivity that are available to the dedicated therapist. A detailed protocol addresses hand strengthening, full-body conditioning, and training in proper body alignment. In addition, the book examines ethical behavior, a timely subject for our profession."
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About Tina Sohn
Tina Sohn
Born into one of the eight hundred traditional ruling families of Korea, Tina Sohn comes from a line of Oriental physicians and masters of the martial arts. Legendary for her intui More...