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By Howard Evans

In A Myofascial method of Thai therapeutic massage, the writer takes a appreciably varied method of Thai therapeutic massage by means of redefining the sen strains in myofascial phrases. He offers a coherent procedure illustrating the functionality and merits of Thai therapeutic massage via its activities at the myofascial community, lymph and blood circulate. moreover, the writer questions many of the extra doubtful strikes in Thai therapeutic massage; appears 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 way in which for additional exploration of therapeutic massage within the myofascial box; and comprises a few examples of operating with consumers to demonstrate the subjects. even though in particular approximately Thai therapeutic massage, content material covers many features of the therapist/patient dating - good explored in psychotherapy yet strangely little coated in therapeutic massage courses.To help the therapist:the e-book comprises references to anatomy, body structure and healing methods comparable to neuromuscular approach and covers therapeutic massage and rest and the options and dating talents that make strong massage.the writer has distilled the recommendations, discarded what he considers risky or tense for the sufferer and targeting figuring out the thoughts and methods of operating essential to advertise whole rest for the buyer.

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In one experiment, Langevin et al. explored a phenomenon dis­ cussed for more than 2000 years in acupuncture texts and is of great clinical significance to acupuncturists. This phenomenon, known as ‘de qi’ or ‘needle grasp’, is described as a tug on the needle ‘like a fish biting on a fishing line’ (Langevin et al. 2001, p. 2275). Observation showed that, as the acupuncture needle is turned, collagen fibres wind around its shaft. Not only does this explain the tug on the needle but it also suggests that acupuncture achieves some of its effects through mechanical influence on the connective tissue matrix.

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. American Journal of Acupuncture 18(3): 251–266. Maciocia G (1991) The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, pp. 41–47. Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh, UK. Manaka Y (1995) Chasing the Dragon’s Tail.

Above the knee we feel for the insertion of the iliotibial tract and follow its anterior border all the way up towards the head of the femur. We work the 2nd outside leg line with the thumbs, pressing the fascial band of the iliotibial tract down and under the femur (Fig. 13). The myofascial sen ■ CHAPTER 5 Fig. 12 Thumbing the 2nd outside leg line on the lower leg Fig. 13 Thumbing the 2nd outside leg line on the upper leg 3rd outside leg line The 3rd outside leg line is associated with sen ittha on the left side of the body and with sen pingkhala on the right side.

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