Ultimate Thai DVD - Advanced Table Techniques
Learn more advanced therapeutic techniques to provide this beautiful, rhythmic healing modality on a massage table. Dr. Anthony James, CMT, ND, MDAM, the top instructor in the United States, walks you step-by-step through a complete advanced routine on the table, covering over 50 asanas. Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. James demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet. For a solid understanding of Thai massage, Dr. James discusses benefits and contraindications, origins of Thai massage, different styles (the Southern Royal Method, Northern Style, and Buddhai Sawan School), Ayurvedic anatomy (the primary Chakras and Sen lines), client assessment, and room set-up. Throughout, he also addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure. 2 hrs. 57 mins.