Handspring publishes across the entire range of bodywork and manual therapies, including movement – from yoga to fitness. We publish for professionals – for teachers, therapists, and the trainers who run courses for them – as opposed to lay ‘consumers’.
Much of what we publish spans several therapeutic traditions. One of the inspirational characteristics of our business is the way in which themes recur across different disciplines. We celebrate and encourage such convergence.
We support the increasing recognition of the artificiality of separating mind and body. Our publishing spans the mind-body arena, appealing to those who come to clients and patients from a mental health/counselling and psychotherapy background, as well as to those whose starting point is more ‘physical’.
A list of specific disciplines in and for which we publish would include the following, but we don’t believe in drawing watertight divisions between subject areas.
- Craniosacral therapy
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Other manual therapies
- Yoga teaching and yoga therapy
- Pilates teaching
- Other movement therapies, dance etc
- Sports and fitness training
- Mind-body therapies