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Your Springboard for Learning in Bodywork and Movement

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Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-11-8
1
262
93 full color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
31 May 2021
Handspring Publishing

£33.00 GBP / $45.00 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

Part 1 THE EXPERIENCE

The Somatic Experience

Proprioception, Interoception, and Touch Perception

Part 2 THE BODY

The Body, Nature, and Thai Anatomy

Bodywork for the Element Types

Core Element Constitution

Physical Manifestations of Elements

Dissection and Thai Anatomy

The Five Textural Layers

Thai Medicine: The Five Roots

Sên and Channels

The Causes of Imbalance

Love Your Guts

Disease Through the Layers

Stretching and Movement

Herbs, Compresses, and Infusions

Energy, Life Force, Kwan, and Death

Part 3 THE PRACTICE

The Art of Consultation

How to Touch: A Therapeutic Approach

Body Mechanics

Physical Therapy Toolkit

Putting It All Together

Treatment Protocols 201

The Therapeutic Pause

Women’s Health Care, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

Traditional Self-care for Practitioners

Glossary

References

Resources

Index

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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

£33.00 GBP / $45.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Buy now

Now available for pre-order at Handspring Publishing

View sample pages here

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

Part 1 THE EXPERIENCE

The Somatic Experience

Proprioception, Interoception, and Touch Perception

Part 2 THE BODY

The Body, Nature, and Thai Anatomy

Bodywork for the Element Types

Core Element Constitution

Physical Manifestations of Elements

Dissection and Thai Anatomy

The Five Textural Layers

Thai Medicine: The Five Roots

Sên and Channels

The Causes of Imbalance

Love Your Guts

Disease Through the Layers

Stretching and Movement

Herbs, Compresses, and Infusions

Energy, Life Force, Kwan, and Death

Part 3 THE PRACTICE

The Art of Consultation

How to Touch: A Therapeutic Approach

Body Mechanics

Physical Therapy Toolkit

Putting It All Together

Treatment Protocols 201

The Therapeutic Pause

Women’s Health Care, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

Traditional Self-care for Practitioners

Glossary

References

Resources

Index

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-11-8
1
262
93 full color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
31 May 2021
Handspring Publishing

£33.00 GBP / $45.00 USD

Mind-body Therapies, Massage Therapy

Claim 10% discount off your copy of Thai Massage Dissected when you preorder using coupon code degrunwaldprepub

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 >