A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage: East Meets West
By: Howard Derek Evans (author)Paperback
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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; and, 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.
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.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Past and present Chapter 3 Ten sen - West meets East Chapter 4 Myofascial pathways - East meets West Chapter 5 The myofascial sen Chapter 6 Meditation in movement Chapter 7 Working with health Chapter 8 A one-and-a-half-hour routine Chapter 9 Additional techniques and techniques to avoid Chapter 10 Working as a massage therapist
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