The Reflexology Atlas

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By Bernard C. Kolster

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Bernard C. Kolster

Bernard C. Kolster
Bernard C. Kolster, M.D., is a physical therapist and doctor. He has written a number of books on acupressure and reflexology in German and is the author in English of Partner Massage and Look After Your Back. Dr. Kolster is also a coauthor, in English, of The Reflexology Atlas. He lives in Germany



A fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide to the many different kinds of reflexology

• Provides reflexology treatments tailored for a wide variety of common health disorders

• Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color

Of all the ancient practices that have been revived by the growth of alternative healing, reflexology is one of the most popular. It is easy to learn, can be applied anywhere, and is especially well-suited to self-treatment or the treatment of a partner. It is also excellent for the treatment of children. The Reflexology Atlas is the first comprehensive reference guide to provide an overview of and instructions for the many forms of reflexology--foot reflexology, hand reflexology, ear reflexology, head reflexology, and the total massage known as Shiatsu.

Reflexology provides a quick and effective treatment for many of the health disorders experienced by people in today’s world. Among the treatments included by Drs. Kolster and Waskowiak are reflexology techniques for allergies, joint problems, headaches, back pain, sleep disorders, and heart and circulatory problems. The Reflexology Atlas puts these techniques at your fingertips with its step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color.

". . . those seeking to remedy headaches, back pain, insomnia or weak knees might do well with the solutions featured here alone."
Publishers Weekly, Oct 17, 2005

"This would be excellent for a classroom teaching guide, or for anyone who wants to learn these methods of healing. I cannot overstress how beautifully illustrated, clear and concise the diagrams and photographs are. You will not be disappointed with this book in any fashion."
Qetesh, TCM Reviews, Feb 2006

"[The Reflexology Atlas] provides reflexology treatments tailored to a wide variety of common health disorders, and it contains concise and easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color. The book is an easy way to get started, yet it is quite comprehensive.", Feb 2006

"THE REFLEXOLOGY ATLAS provides a fine oversized, beautifully illustrated atlas of reflexology forms covering every part of the body from toes to head, including shiatsu massage. A symptom section applies reflexology treatments to common disorders, while step-by-step instructions for the massage techniques provides clear discussions of bones, massage zones, and much more."
Diane Donovan, Bookwatch, April 2006

"Although this oversized book is intended for the general public, its large color photos and clear technique descriptions will appeal to any bodyworker interested in reflex points and meridians, and how to manipulate them to help clients."
Massage Magazine, June 2006

"In fact this book is so full of great images that it is tempting to skip the text, and just use each picture as the guide. However, lots of great information is imparted in the text as well, making the reading as interesting as the skimming."
Monica Poling,, July 15, 2006

"The Reflexology Atlas may not easily fit in your bookshelf, but you will never notice because it will always be open on your desk."
Spirit of Change, Fall 2006

"A very easy to comprehend book with simple step-by-step information. Recommended for your health library."
Making Scents, Creations Magazine, Summer/Fall 2006

"The Reflexology Atlas is an excellent and well-organized reference manual, comprehensive in scope, yet nontechnical in style, for laypersons wishing to learn reflexology for personal use."
Kathy Heckler, The Mellow Muse, New Age Retailer, Oct 2006.

"I highly recommend this book to all reflexologists."
Virginia Herring, LMT, Massage Today, Nov 2006

“. . . highly informative, clearly written, easy to understand, and well designed. . . .This is an excellent book. If you are interested in Reflexology, this is a book to add to your library.”
Mike Gleason, Witchgrove, March 2007

"Especially impressive and valuable to the reader or practitioner are the illustrations. Drawings of the bones of the feet as well as the reflex points are superimposed over photographs of the feet and/or hands. The photographs in the book are extraordinarily helpful. These are probably the most helpful reflexology maps that I have ever seen or used."
Jessica Teel, reviewer, Nov 2008