Download PDF by Bevis Nathan DO MA: Touch and Emotion in Manual Therapy

By Bevis Nathan DO MA

ISBN-10: 0443056579

ISBN-13: 9780443056574

This publication presents a different method of the exploration of handbook remedy by means of interpreting the mental and physiological healing results of contact as part of remedy. Addresses key concerns such as-- What occurs should you contact a person? What are the constraints of the mechanical facets of touching in guide remedy? Why does touching have an emotional impression? What are the foremost moral matters concerned?

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In the case of non-corporeal models of mentation, there still would have to exist the capacity for organised perception and response to physiological! mechanical events else there would be no feedback and integration between the two realms. It is noteworthy that the 'esoteric' philosophical systems giving rise to such models insist on care and orderly cultivation of the body and bodily habits, because this is seen as the prerequisite to soul culture. For example, Pythagoras' system of training especially emphasised care and attention of the body.

Many manual practitioners, especially massage therapists and those less orthodox disciplines cited above, adhere to field theory and notions of energy transfer between practitioners and patients. In doing so, these practitioners are bound to consider emotional issues in their concepts of health care, and they hold that emotional and psycho­ logical phenomena are influenced by their work. Whilst it is true that there exist writings by both chiropractors and osteopaths that include subtle-body theory in various forms, never­ theless within these professions this appears to be very much a minority approach.

Second, because most of us behave as if, and believe that our bodies are quite separate from our selves. This belief not only creates the possibility of this patient's projection, but actually encourages it. The separation of bodies from persons is implicit in the Western world view, which has its origin in Platonic times. Western man is increas­ ingly estranged from his body, in parallel with his ever-decreasing direct involvement with nature and his natural, sensual self. 14 TOUCH AND EMOTION IN MANUAL THERAPY For this patient to admit to the intimacy of the therapeutic encounter might have been psychologically unsafe.

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