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By Howard Evans

ISBN-10: 0443068143

ISBN-13: 9780443068140

In A Myofascial method of Thai therapeutic massage, the writer takes a significantly assorted method of Thai therapeutic massage by means of redefining the sen strains in myofascial phrases. He offers a coherent method illustrating the functionality and advantages of Thai therapeutic massage via its activities at the myofascial community, lymph and blood stream. moreover, the writer questions the various extra doubtful strikes in Thai therapeutic massage; appears on the ‘spiritual’ features of Thai therapeutic massage by way of presence, realization and the therapist/client courting; takes a different view of Thai therapeutic massage and opens the best way 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 particularly approximately Thai therapeutic massage, content material covers many features of the therapist/patient dating – good explored in psychotherapy yet strangely little lined in therapeutic massage courses.

  • To help the therapist:
    • the publication comprises references to anatomy, body structure and healing methods equivalent to neuromuscular procedure and covers therapeutic massage and leisure and the suggestions and courting talents that make solid massage.
    • the writer has distilled the suggestions, discarded what he considers risky or aggravating for the sufferer and targeting figuring out the strategies and methods of operating essential to advertise whole rest for the client.

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These lines are often equated with the bladder meridians used in acupuncture. Because the arrangement of muscles on the back is so complex and multi-layered it is difficult to say exactly which muscles these lines relate to. That said, however, the lines are easy to find and to use. Medial back lines We find two medial back lines, one on either side of the spinal col­ umn. The line to the left is associated with sen ittha and the one to the right with sen pingkhala. To locate these lines we allow our thumbs to feel for the spinous processes of the vertebrae and then let them fall off into the two channels either side of the spine (Fig.

141). The Yogic tradition goes still deeper, identifying within sushumna­ nadi another channel called vajra-nadi and within that yet another called citrini-nadi (Feuerstein 1990, p. 260). 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.

Kiiko Matsumoto and Stephen Birch, who have done a great deal of research into the relationship between acupuncture channels and connective tissue, suggest that ‘Perhaps the fascia, the tissues that cover and line the body and organs, have some special qualities, properties or functions that were recognised by the medical authors of the Han Dynasty’ (Larson 1990, p. 26). Fascia (or, more correctly, connective tissue) does indeed have some special qualities. The first is that it provides a physical means of 31 32 A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage communication from the outside of the body to the heart of every cell and from the heart of every cell to the heart of every other cell.

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