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978-1-913426-11-8
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192
100 black & white line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
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29 June 2021
Handspring Publishing

£25.00 GBP / $35.00 USD

Mind-body Therapies, Massage Therapy

Thai Massage Dissected

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Written by the UK’s leading teacher and practitioner Natasha de Grunwald, a pioneer of Thai massage and bodywork for 30 years.

Thai Massage Dissected is a book aimed at massage therapists, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and all manual therapists who want to expand their therapeutic approach and are curious to learn about the body from a Thai anatomy and dissection perspective.

Therapeutic Thai massage and bodywork is a rich and diverse modality, so much more than the stretching and deep tissue work for which it is known. The book provides a richly curated combination of tools, techniques and protocols that will enhance all practitioners’ skill sets. Natasha discusses the roots of this modality as Buddhist medicine, the five element system, the use of therapeutic herbs and Thai anatomy, whilst also writing about concepts such as proprioception and interoception. There is an additional chapter looking at traditional healthcare practices for women, informed by her time spent with village midwives on the Thai/Burmese border.

Natasha de Grunwald uses imagery from many hours spent in a cadaver lab to describe anatomical, textural layers and structures, bringing human form to life.

She consolidates this with a therapeutic perspective on Thai medical theory and how Thai massage and bodywork can be carried out in a clinical setting.  This comes from her extensive research, studies and knowledge spanning over three decades.

Foreword by Gil Hedley

Preface

Introduction

The experience

  1. Somatic experience
  2. Proprioception, Interoception & Nociception

The body

  1. Elements
  2. Bodywork for elements
  3. Core element constitution
  4. Physical manifestation of elements
  5. Dissection and Thai anatomy
  6. The five layered body
  7. The Roots, branches and leaves of Thai Medicine
  8. Sen and Channels
  9. The cause of imbalance
  10. Love your guts
  11. Disease through the layers
  12. Stretching
  13. Herbs
  14. Energy, kwan, death

The practice

  1. The art of consultation
  2. How to touch
  3. Body mechanics
  4. Physical therapy toolkit
  5. The practice
  6. Treatment protocols
  7. The therapeutic pause
  8. Women’s health

Resources

Bibliography

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Natasha DE GRUNWALD

Natasha de Grunwald first studied Thai Massage in 1990 in Thailand and has returned there to continue her studies more than 16 times since.

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Thai Massage Dissected

£25.00 GBP / $35.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Written by the UK’s leading teacher and practitioner Natasha de Grunwald, a pioneer of Thai massage and bodywork for 30 years.

Thai Massage Dissected is a book aimed at massage therapists, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and all manual therapists who want to expand their therapeutic approach and are curious to learn about the body from a Thai anatomy and dissection perspective.

Therapeutic Thai massage and bodywork is a rich and diverse modality, so much more than the stretching and deep tissue work for which it is known. The book provides a richly curated combination of tools, techniques and protocols that will enhance all practitioners’ skill sets. Natasha discusses the roots of this modality as Buddhist medicine, the five element system, the use of therapeutic herbs and Thai anatomy, whilst also writing about concepts such as proprioception and interoception. There is an additional chapter looking at traditional healthcare practices for women, informed by her time spent with village midwives on the Thai/Burmese border.

Natasha de Grunwald uses imagery from many hours spent in a cadaver lab to describe anatomical, textural layers and structures, bringing human form to life.

She consolidates this with a therapeutic perspective on Thai medical theory and how Thai massage and bodywork can be carried out in a clinical setting.  This comes from her extensive research, studies and knowledge spanning over three decades.

Foreword by Gil Hedley

Preface

Introduction

The experience

  1. Somatic experience
  2. Proprioception, Interoception & Nociception

The body

  1. Elements
  2. Bodywork for elements
  3. Core element constitution
  4. Physical manifestation of elements
  5. Dissection and Thai anatomy
  6. The five layered body
  7. The Roots, branches and leaves of Thai Medicine
  8. Sen and Channels
  9. The cause of imbalance
  10. Love your guts
  11. Disease through the layers
  12. Stretching
  13. Herbs
  14. Energy, kwan, death

The practice

  1. The art of consultation
  2. How to touch
  3. Body mechanics
  4. Physical therapy toolkit
  5. The practice
  6. Treatment protocols
  7. The therapeutic pause
  8. Women’s health

Resources

Bibliography

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-11-8
1
192
100 black & white line drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
29 June 2021
Handspring Publishing

£25.00 GBP / $35.00 USD

Mind-body Therapies, Massage Therapy

Find out when this publication becomes available to order

We will use this data to notify you when this publication is available, and for no other purpose.
Natasha DE GRUNWALD

Natasha de Grunwald first studied Thai Massage in 1990 in Thailand and has returned there to continue her studies more than 16 times since.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >