Key Features

  • To support the therapist:
    • the book includes references to anatomy, physiology and therapeutic processes such as neuromuscular technique and covers massage and relaxation and the techniques and relationship skills that make good massage.
    • the author has distilled the techniques, discarded what he considers dangerous or disturbing for the patient and concentrated on understanding the techniques and ways of working necessary to promote complete relaxation for the client.

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


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© 2009
Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

Howard Evans

Evans's own training includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai Massage, Advanced Thai Massage, integrative and core process psychotherapy and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. He completed his Masters Degree in Therapeutic Bodywork with a thesis exploring the importance of listening in therapy – whether to the psychological or to the physical organisation of the patient. He has worked as a therapist since 1992 and has been teaching Thai Massage since 1996. His abiding interest both as a therapist and as a teacher is in the power of deep relaxation and the therapeutic skills required to achieve this state in the patient.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, University of Westminster, London, UK; Private Practitioner in Therapeutic Bodywork