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A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage

East Meets West

By Howard Derek Evans

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Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2009
In A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage Evans takes a radically different approach to Thai Massage by redefining the sen lines in myofascial terms. He provides a coherent system illustrating the function and benefits of Thai Massage through its actions on the myofascial network, lymph and blood flow. A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage:. questions some of the more dubious moves in Thai Massage. . looks at the 'spiritual' aspects of Thai Massage in terms of presence, attention and the therapist/client relationship. . takes a unique view of Thai Massage and opens the way for further exploration of massage in the myofascial field. . includes some examples of working with clients to illustrate the themes. This book will be of interest to both experienced and student manual/physical therapists and yoga teachers. Although specifically about Thai Massage it will cover many aspects of the therapist/patient relationship - well explored in psychotherapy but surprisingly little covered in massage courses.To support the therapist:the book includes references to anatomy, physiology and therapeutic processes such as neuromuscular technique and covers massage and relaxation and the techniques and relationship skills that make good massage.the author has distilled the techniques, discarded what he considers dangerous or disturbing for the patient and concentrated on understanding the techniques and ways of working necessary to promote complete relaxation for the client.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 IntroductionChapter 2 Past and presentChapter 3 Ten sen - West meets EastChapter 4 Myofascial pathways - East meets WestChapter 5 The myofascial senChapter 6 Meditation in movementChapter 7 Working with healthChapter 8 A one-and-a-half-hour routineChapter 9 Additional techniques and techniques to avoidChapter 10 Working as a massage therapist

About the Author

Evans's own training includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai Massage, Advanced Thai Massage, integrative and core process psychotherapy and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. He completed his Masters Degree in Therapeutic Bodywork with a thesis exploring the importance of listening in therapy - whether to the psychological or to the physical organisation of the patient. He has worked as a therapist since 1992 and has been teaching Thai Massage since 1996. His abiding interest both as a therapist and as a teacher is in the power of deep relaxation and the therapeutic skills required to achieve this state in the patient.

EAN: 9780443068140
ISBN: 0443068143
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Dimensions: 18.9 x 24.6 x 1 centimetres (0.44 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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