By Howard Evans

ISBN-10: 0443068143

ISBN-13: 9780443068140

In A Myofascial method of Thai therapeutic massage, the writer takes a greatly assorted method of Thai therapeutic massage by way of redefining the sen strains in myofascial phrases. He offers a coherent process illustrating the functionality and advantages of Thai therapeutic massage via its activities at the myofascial community, lymph and blood stream. additionally, the writer questions a few of the extra doubtful strikes in Thai therapeutic massage; seems to be on the ‘spiritual’ points of Thai therapeutic massage by way of presence, consciousness and the therapist/client dating; takes a different view of Thai therapeutic massage and opens the best way for extra 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 features of the therapist/patient dating – good explored in psychotherapy yet strangely little coated in therapeutic massage courses.

  • To help the therapist:
    • the publication contains references to anatomy, body structure and healing approaches reminiscent of neuromuscular procedure and covers therapeutic massage and leisure and the thoughts and dating abilities that make solid massage.
    • the writer has distilled the recommendations, discarded what he considers risky or hectic for the sufferer and targeting knowing the innovations and methods of operating essential to advertise entire rest for the client.

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According to the Shat­ Chakra-Nirupana, written in 1577 by a Bengali guru known as Purananda, there is within citrini-nadi yet another called the Brahma­ nadi (Motoyama 2003, p. 164). It soon becomes clear when reviewing yogic literature that the nadis are part of a complete and complex system involved not only in medi­ cine but also in the development of consciousness. What we know of this system in the West is generally limited to the practice of yoga asanas. According to the yoga Sutras, compiled some time between the second century BC and the second century AD by Patanjali, the asanas are one of the eight disciplines of yogic practice.

In effect we use the 1st outside leg line to introduce a c-bend along the lateral border of the rectus femoris muscle (Fig. 9). The myofascial sen ■ CHAPTER 5 Fig. 8 Thumbing the 1st outside leg line on the lower leg Fig. 9 Palming the 1st outside leg line on the upper leg Once we have a good feeling for the line we can continue to work it using our thumbs. The movement always remains the same. We push the rectus femoris muscle across the top of the femur, c-bending the muscle with our thumbs as we go (Fig.

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