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cover image - Thai Massage,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323041386
Page Count: 240
Imprint: Mosby
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Thai Massage, 2nd Edition

by Richard Gold, PhD, LAc

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cover image - Thai Massage,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323041386
Page Count: 240
Imprint: Mosby
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This practical and highly illustrated introduction to the principles and techniques of Thai massage discusses the theories of Thai medicine and its Chinese and Ayurvedic influences. It offers clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for all Thai massage techniques accompanied by full color photographs and drawings, with arrows to indicate direction of movement. Basic explanations describe how massage therapists can use elements of these techniques and apply them immediately in their own practice. The book includes a DVD with 45 minutes of video showing techniques and routines in real time, to demonstrate appropriate pacing.
    • Gives clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for each technique.
    • Techniques can be used alone, in conjunction with other forms of massage, or to facilitate Yoga and other meditation practices.
    • Clinically valuable and practical explanations of how to use elements of the procedures make it easy for therapists to enrich their practice with these techniques -- whether applying all of the methods, or starting with stretches alone.
    • Features an icon throughout the text that calls attention to precautions therapists must be aware of for safe and effective sessions.
    • Includes a 45-minute DVD presenting video of techniques and routines in real time, to demonstrate proper pacing.
    • Photographs, drawings, and illustrations of techniques are now in full color, for greater clarity of concepts.
    • More historical background provides a deeper understanding of this ancient medical art.
    • An accompanying DVD offers a 45-minute video of a Thai massage session in real time - demonstrating procedures with proper pacing. The visual approach along with its step-by-step narration helps viewers understand how the concepts discussed in the book translate to actual practice. The book also includes DVD icons that indicate which techniques are demonstrated on the DVD.
    • Increased coverage of body mechanics helps readers understand the difference between correct and incorrect technique.
    • Legends below the photographs provide specific information on the muscles being pressed or stretched with each technique to help therapists understand how this art of Asian healing corresponds to Western anatomy. A new Muscle Atlas appendix helps to further identify muscles mentioned in these legends.
    • A new chapter, Correlations to Yoga, outlines the correlations between specific Thai massage procedures and yoga postures to help therapists incorporate Yoga into their practices.
    • A new chapter, Suggested Sequences, provides guidelines for 60-, 90-, and 120-minute sessions - taking the guesswork out of planning Thai massage sessions.
  • Foreword by Ted J. Kaptchuk
    Introduction: Closing a Circle
    Unit 1-History and Methods
    1. Traditional Thai Medicine
    A brief history of medicine in Thailand
    Buddhist influences on Thai massage
    Basic Theories
    -The issue of wind
    -Sen: the energy pathways of the body
    2. Rules, Methods and Techniques
    Rules
    Methods
    Body Awareness
    Working Postures
    Rhythm & Flow
    Therapeutic Actions: East and West
    Overcoming Limitations
    Techniques
    Precautions and contraindications
    Unit 2-Practical Application
    3. Client in Supine Position
    Legs and feet
    -Working the Sen lines of the legs
    The abdominal region
    Chest, shoulders, neck, arms
    Face and neck
    4. Client in Lateral Recumbent Position
    Legs
    -Stretches applied with the feet
    Hips and back
    Arms, hands and fingers
    Stretching techniques
    5. Client in Prone Position
    Feet and legs
    Back and shoulders
    Stretching Techniques
    6. Client in Seated Position
    Shoulders, neck and back
    Face
    Stretching Techniques
    Ending the session
    Unit 3-Application for Practice
    7. Suggested Sequences
    Timeliness & Timelessness
    Suggested Sequence for a 60 Minute session
    Suggested Sequence for a 90 Minute session
    Suggested Sequence for a 120 Minute session
    8. Correlations to Yoga
    Thai Massage and Yoga
    Resources
    Appendix A: Muscle Atlas
    Appendix B: Mantra
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Further Reading
    Index
  • Richard Gold, PhD, LAc, Practitioner and Lecturer, San Diego, CA
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