By Howard Evans

In A Myofascial method of Thai therapeutic massage, the writer takes a appreciably varied method of Thai therapeutic massage via redefining the sen strains in myofascial phrases. He presents a coherent approach illustrating the functionality and merits of Thai therapeutic massage via its activities at the myofascial community, lymph and blood circulation. moreover, the writer questions a number of the extra doubtful strikes in Thai therapeutic massage; seems to be on the 'spiritual' points of Thai therapeutic massage by way of presence, realization and the therapist/client dating; takes a special view of Thai therapeutic massage and opens the way in which for additional exploration of therapeutic massage within the myofascial box; and contains a few examples of operating with consumers to demonstrate the topics. even if particularly approximately Thai therapeutic massage, content material covers many elements of the therapist/patient courting - good explored in psychotherapy yet strangely little lined in therapeutic massage courses.To aid the therapist:the publication comprises references to anatomy, body structure and healing strategies equivalent to neuromuscular approach and covers therapeutic massage and rest and the recommendations and dating abilities that make stable massage.the writer has distilled the innovations, discarded what he considers risky or nerve-racking for the sufferer and targeting realizing the suggestions and methods of operating essential to advertise entire rest for the buyer.

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10 Thumbing the 1st outside leg line on the upper leg 47 48 A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage TIP We never push down towards the bone. 2nd outside leg line The 2nd outside leg line is associated with sen kalathari on both sides of the body. On the lower leg we find the line by moving our thumbs superior to the lateral malleolus. We soon find ourselves following the anterior border of the peroneus longus muscle. As we move up from the ankle towards the knee we find that we are opening a myofascial channel between the peroneus longus muscle and the tibialis anterior muscle (Fig.

Some teachers suggest pressing with one thumb on top of the other. This is best avoided as it puts too much pressure on the joint of the under thumb. The myofascial sen Fig. 2 Lateral view of the leg showing the path of the 1st outside leg line and the 2nd outside leg line ■ CHAPTER 5 Gluteus medius muscle Gluteus maximus muscle Sartorius muscle Tensor of fascia lata Rectus femoris muscle 2nd outside leg line Iliotibial tract Biceps femoris muscle Vastus lateralis muscle Semimembranosus muscle 1st outside leg line Peroneus longus muscle Tibialis anterior muscle 2nd outside leg line Extensor digitorum longus muscle Achilles tendon Peroneus brevis muscle Extensor hallucis longus muscle 41 42 A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage Fig.

We push the rectus femoris muscle across the top of the femur, c-bending the muscle with our thumbs as we go (Fig. 10). Fig. 10 Thumbing the 1st outside leg line on the upper leg 47 48 A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage TIP We never push down towards the bone. 2nd outside leg line The 2nd outside leg line is associated with sen kalathari on both sides of the body. On the lower leg we find the line by moving our thumbs superior to the lateral malleolus. We soon find ourselves following the anterior border of the peroneus longus muscle.

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