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978-1-913426-11-8
1
262
93 full color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
11 May 2021
16 June 2021
Handspring Publishing

£33.00 GBP / $45.00 USD

Mind-body Therapies, Massage Therapy

Thai Massage Dissected

£33.00 GBP / $45.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA. Canadian customers please order from from Login Canada or Amazon.ca.

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.

Learn about Natasha’s online courses…

 

About the Author/Foreword by Gil Hedley/Preface/ Acknowledgements/Introduction

Part 1 THE EXPERIENCE

Chapter 1     The Somatic Experience

Chapter 2     Proprioception, Interoception, and Touch Perception

Part 2 THE BODY

Chapter 3     The Body, Nature, and Thai Anatomy

Chapter 4     Bodywork for the Element Types

Chapter 5     Core Element Constitution

Chapter 6     Physical Manifestations of Elements

Chapter 7     Dissection and Thai Anatomy

Chapter 8     The Five Textural Layers

Chapter 9     Thai Medicine: The Five Roots

Chapter 10    Sên and Channels

Chapter 11    The Causes of Imbalance

Chapter 12    Love Your Guts

Chapter 13    Disease Through the Layers

Chapter 14    Stretching and Movement

Chapter 15    Herbs, Compresses, and Infusions

Chapter 16    Energy, Life Force, Kwan, and Death

Part 3 THE PRACTICE

Chapter 17    The Art of Consultation

Chapter 18    How to Touch: A Therapeutic Approach

Chapter 19    Body Mechanics

Chapter 20    Physical Therapy Toolkit

Chapter 21    Putting It All Together

Chapter 22    Treatment Protocols

Chapter 23    The Therapeutic Pause

Chapter 24    Women’s Health Care, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

Chapter 25    Traditional Self-care for Practitioners

Glossary

References

Resources

Permissions

Index

***** Amazon Review, May 2021

‘This is a beautifully produced book with fantastic text. It is a great addition to any therapy library and is especially interesting as it explores traditional Thai massage, written by someone who has many years’ experience of different branches of massage treatments. It very clearly shows a depth of knowledge which is well conveyed. I would give it five stars.’

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

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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

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  Buy eBook >
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.

Learn about Natasha’s online courses…

 

About the Author/Foreword by Gil Hedley/Preface/ Acknowledgements/Introduction

Part 1 THE EXPERIENCE

Chapter 1     The Somatic Experience

Chapter 2     Proprioception, Interoception, and Touch Perception

Part 2 THE BODY

Chapter 3     The Body, Nature, and Thai Anatomy

Chapter 4     Bodywork for the Element Types

Chapter 5     Core Element Constitution

Chapter 6     Physical Manifestations of Elements

Chapter 7     Dissection and Thai Anatomy

Chapter 8     The Five Textural Layers

Chapter 9     Thai Medicine: The Five Roots

Chapter 10    Sên and Channels

Chapter 11    The Causes of Imbalance

Chapter 12    Love Your Guts

Chapter 13    Disease Through the Layers

Chapter 14    Stretching and Movement

Chapter 15    Herbs, Compresses, and Infusions

Chapter 16    Energy, Life Force, Kwan, and Death

Part 3 THE PRACTICE

Chapter 17    The Art of Consultation

Chapter 18    How to Touch: A Therapeutic Approach

Chapter 19    Body Mechanics

Chapter 20    Physical Therapy Toolkit

Chapter 21    Putting It All Together

Chapter 22    Treatment Protocols

Chapter 23    The Therapeutic Pause

Chapter 24    Women’s Health Care, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

Chapter 25    Traditional Self-care for Practitioners

Glossary

References

Resources

Permissions

Index

***** Amazon Review, May 2021

‘This is a beautifully produced book with fantastic text. It is a great addition to any therapy library and is especially interesting as it explores traditional Thai massage, written by someone who has many years’ experience of different branches of massage treatments. It very clearly shows a depth of knowledge which is well conveyed. I would give it five stars.’

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-11-8
1
262
93 full color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Published
11 May 2021
Handspring Publishing

£33.00 GBP / $45.00 USD

Mind-body Therapies, Massage Therapy

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 >