By Howard Evans

ISBN-10: 0443068143

ISBN-13: 9780443068140

In A Myofascial method of Thai therapeutic massage, the writer takes a significantly diverse method of Thai therapeutic massage by way of redefining the sen strains in myofascial phrases. He presents a coherent process illustrating the functionality and advantages of Thai therapeutic massage via its activities at the myofascial community, lymph and blood movement. furthermore, the writer questions many of the extra doubtful strikes in Thai therapeutic massage; seems to be on the ‘spiritual’ elements of Thai therapeutic massage by way of presence, realization and the therapist/client dating; takes a different view of Thai therapeutic massage and opens the way in which for additional exploration of therapeutic massage within the myofascial box; and contains a few examples of operating with consumers to demonstrate the subjects. even supposing in particular approximately Thai therapeutic massage, content material covers many facets of the therapist/patient courting – good explored in psychotherapy yet strangely little lined in therapeutic massage courses.

  • To aid the therapist:
    • the publication comprises references to anatomy, body structure and healing strategies similar to neuromuscular method and covers therapeutic massage and leisure and the recommendations and dating abilities that make strong massage.
    • the writer has distilled the options, discarded what he considers risky or demanding for the sufferer and targeting knowing the recommendations and methods of operating essential to advertise entire leisure for the client.

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Twenty years on much has changed in our understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In part this is thanks to an extraordinary exchange of knowledge between Western and Eastern medical practi­ tioners and in part because of incredible scientific advances that allow us to observe in the human body what was once only discerned by the senses of our ancient forebears. We once referred to qi with a vagueness that feigned superior knowl­ edge and disguised ignorance. It is now understood that qi manifests in Myofascial pathways – East meets West ■ CHAPTER 4 the human body in many forms and with many functions.

From there we follow the lateral border of the biceps femo­ ris. This line can be worked either with the heel of the hand or with the thumb. It is usually worked with the patient’s leg raised with their foot resting against the massage therapist’s belly or hip (Fig. 15). 49 50 A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage Fig. 14 Using both hands to work the 3rd outside leg line on the lower leg Fig. 15 Palming the 3rd outside leg line on the upper leg 1st inside leg line If necessary, the 1st and 2nd inside leg lines can be worked with the thumbs and the palms in much the same way as the 1st and 2nd out­ side leg lines.

These working lines sometimes correlate to aspects of the ten sen (Fig. 1). 40 A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage Fig. 1 General view of all the working lines used in Thai Massage There are differences of opinion as to where the working lines run and even how many there are. The lines described below are the ones that I teach based on a myofascial approach to Thai Massage. In this case the descriptions are quite specific as they always relate to the phys­ ical reality of muscles and bone and the myofascial pathways between them.

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