By Howard Evans

In A Myofascial method of Thai therapeutic massage, the writer takes a significantly assorted method of Thai therapeutic massage through redefining the sen strains in myofascial phrases. He presents a coherent process illustrating the functionality and merits of Thai therapeutic massage via its activities at the myofascial community, lymph and blood circulation. furthermore, the writer questions a few of the extra doubtful strikes in Thai therapeutic massage; seems on the ‘spiritual’ features of Thai therapeutic massage when it comes to presence, awareness and the therapist/client dating; takes a special view of Thai therapeutic massage and opens the best way for extra exploration of therapeutic massage within the myofascial box; and comprises a few examples of operating with consumers to demonstrate the topics. even though in particular approximately Thai therapeutic massage, content material covers many points of the therapist/patient courting – good explored in psychotherapy yet strangely little lined in therapeutic massage courses.

  • To help the therapist:
    • the booklet contains references to anatomy, body structure and healing techniques equivalent to neuromuscular procedure and covers therapeutic massage and leisure and the ideas and dating abilities that make stable massage.
    • the writer has distilled the concepts, discarded what he considers harmful or annoying for the sufferer and targeting knowing the innovations and methods of operating essential to advertise entire rest for the client.

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Crucible: Wellingborough, UK. Heller J & Henkin WA (1993) Bodywise, p. 63. Wingbow Press: Oakland, CA. Juhan D (2003) Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork. Station Hill Press: New York. Langevin HM, Churchill DL & Cipolla MJ (2001). Mechanical signaling through connective tissue: a mechanism for the therapeutic effect of acupuncture. The FASEB Journal 15: 2275–2282. Larson D (1990) The Role of Connective Tissue as the Physical Medium for the Conduction of Healing Energy in Acupuncture and Rolfing.

They are usually illustrated as five lines on the soles of the feet, radiating from a point in the mid­ dle of the heel through to the end of each toe (Fig. 6). Fig. 6 Five working lines on the sole of the foot Anatomically we can think of these lines as the toe bones reach­ ing deep inside the foot. We can think of the extensor tendons on the upper surface of the foot. We can think of the plantar fasciae and the flexor muscles and tendons on the sole of the foot. There is plenty to work with here.

Feet lines The lines of the feet relate to sen kalathari. They are usually illustrated as five lines on the soles of the feet, radiating from a point in the mid­ dle of the heel through to the end of each toe (Fig. 6). Fig. 6 Five working lines on the sole of the foot Anatomically we can think of these lines as the toe bones reach­ ing deep inside the foot. We can think of the extensor tendons on the upper surface of the foot. We can think of the plantar fasciae and the flexor muscles and tendons on the sole of the foot.

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