This course focuses on specific applications of Clinical Thai Bodywork, a modality developed by Chuck Duff that blends the techniques of Thai yoga massage with acupoint and trigger point systems and a structural analysis of body function. CTB is highly effective in reducing or eliminating patterns of pain and restriction, often in cases that have failed conventional medical treatment. CTB gives the student specific tools to assess and design effective treatments for the most common client complaints and can be integrated into a mat, chair or table-based practice.
Clinical Thai Bodywork was created by Chuck Duff to bridge the gulf between traditional Thai approaches and modern western clinical environments. The framework of CTB constitutes one of the most efficient and effective approaches available for orthopedic rehab, relief of chronic and acute pain, recovery from injury, and correction of myofascially-derived dysfunction.
This course covers specific, detailed Clinical Thai Bodywork treatments for mid-back, chest and abdominal pain. The middle thorax and abdomen are closely interrelated and often exhibit confusing symptoms and pain patterns. We learn detailed treatment of the muscles that cause pain in this region, as well as perpetuating factors such as dysfunctional breathing habits.