Lotus Publishing is one of the market leaders of bodywork book distribution in the UK. Following the success of the release of The Concise Book of Muscles in 2003, bodywork book publishers Lotus Publishing has gone on to publish a further seven bodywork specific text books covering such diverse topics as acupressure, trigger points and neuromuscular therapy.
Written by leaders in their field, such as Simeon Niel-Asher, James Earls and Thomas Myers (author of the classic Anatomy Trains, Elsevier, 2010), the books, in many cases, are the first of their kind on the market, offering information on ground breaking techniques within the bodywork industry. Perfect for students of massage, physiotherapy, osteopathy, and more specialised therapies such as neuromuscular therapy and fascial release, publishers Lotus Publishing’s bodywork publications offer something for everyone.
Following the standard Lotus Publishing model of clear layout, comprehensive text and eye-catching photographs and illustrations Lotus Publishing’s bodywork books are easy to read, understand and reference. Text books, publications and literature in the range cover the basic information needed for bodywork such as a sound knowledge of the muscles (The Concise Book of Muscles), or trigger points (The Concise Book of Trigger Points), but also focuses on more specialised aspects of bodywork too.
Muscle Energy Techniques, for example, focuses on specific techniques of the manipulative treatment and important exercises for rehabilitation, The Concise Book of Neuromuscular Therapy, on manipulation techniques for soft tissue pain and injury, and Fascial Release for Structural Balance, on describing the structural therapy and how bodywork work practitioners can manipulate the fascia with impressive results. Such specialised topics remain largely uncovered by other publishers, but are a staple part of Lotus Publishing’s bodywork book range. A selection of text books, literature and publications in the bodywork books range aim to help improve the technique of practicing therapists, not only to improve their chosen therapy, but also to ensure protection for themselves as practitioners.
Darien Pritchard’s Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective Strain-free Massage offers a host of techniques and tips to help the reader improve their posture and save any injury to wrists, fingers, backs etc. Pritchard is quick to point out that the most significant cause of therapists having to retire from massage is through injury. Andrew Parfitt in his publication Seated Acupressure Bodywork: a practical handbook for therapists, offers tips, techniques and information about seated acupressure, why it is important, what the benefits are and how you can undertake a successful seated acupressure session. Colour photographs and illustrations help aid reader understanding.
Bodywork as a therapy incorporates so much, from Rolfing to trigger point therapy, from Shiatsu to Swedish massage, each therapy is very different and yet each focuses on the same key principles of manipulation to encourage a healthier body, and in many cases a greater sense of wellbeing too. The range of Lotus Publishing bodywork literature aims to mirror this diversity of the practice, and the text books can be enjoyed by a whole range of manual therapists, from osteopaths to chiropractors, massage therapists to acupuncturists. The publications also appeal to a diverse standard of manual therapists, from those still studying, to those who have been practicing for years, to those looking to expand upon, or specialise, within their chosen manual therapy field.