A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage

East meets West


  • Howard Evans, MA, PgDip, Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, UK; Private Practitioner in Therapeutic Bodywork

In A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage, the author takes a radically different approach to Thai Massage by redefining the sen lines in myofascial terms. He provides a coherent system illustrating the function and benefits of Thai Massage through its actions on the myofascial network, lymph and blood flow. In addition, the author questions some of the more dubious moves in Thai Massage; looks at the ‘spiritual’ aspects of Thai Massage in terms of presence, attention and the therapist/client relationship; takes a unique view of Thai Massage and opens the way for further exploration of massage in the myofascial field; and includes some examples of working with clients to illustrate the themes. Although specifically about Thai Massage, content covers many aspects of the therapist/patient relationship – well explored in psychotherapy but surprisingly little covered in massage courses.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06814-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Past and present
Chapter 3 Ten sen – West meets East
Chapter 4 Myofascial pathways – East meets West
Chapter 5 The myofascial sen
Chapter 6 Meditation in movement
Chapter 7 Working with health
Chapter 8 A one-and-a-half-hour routine
Chapter 9 Additional techniques and techniques to avoid
Chapter 10 Working as a massage therapist