Thai Healing Massage Academy | Thai Massage Online Courses

Learn Thai Massage

ONLINE

Convenient - Effective

Professional Training since 2001

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Dupuytrens contraction (Hand contruction)
Avatar
Karin Secrest
Eugene, Oregon
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 97
Member Since:
November 30, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
December 2, 2017 - 6:46 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

 Hand contructure - Dupuytrens contraction

 

Once I had a client who had Dupuytrens contracture. Here all the hand and the fingers are not able to open up any more, due to extreme fascia shortening.

I worked with heating compressions, massaged with warm medicated Sesame oil, I taught ROM (range of motion) of the wrist and arm and applied some point work to open adhesions.

By letting the hand rest on the massage table the client leaned, while standing, into stretches slowly and applying tension onto the table according to capacity, we increased the range of motion gradually over some weeks.... We did further active/passive/tension/relax exercises increasing mobility. I told to continue these exercises daily and come in weekly. The flexibility increased and later he told me that he cancelled his operation.

I believe in the kind of homework a client can do. The trick is not to overwhelm them. Many of my clients have actually an aversion against movement. Hence, less can be more in this case.

Avatar
Shama
Thailand
Admin
Forum Posts: 6730
Member Since:
June 28, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
December 2, 2017 - 2:18 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

This sounds like an excellent treatment protocol to me. I just finished a major update to my Thai foot massage course which includes a lot of material about a similar issue as you described for the hands: the shortening of fascia or tendons in the feet and calf muscle, primarily because of high heels, and how to reverse it.

As you said, this is a gradual process and takes time. In the case of the feet a lifestyle change can be very helpful (like not wearing high heels). However the cause for this in the hands is not so obvious.

Avatar
Karin Secrest
Eugene, Oregon
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 97
Member Since:
November 30, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
December 3, 2017 - 5:11 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I am so looking forward to everything.

Forum Timezone: Asia/Bangkok

Most Users Ever Online: 81

Currently Online:
16 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

mwisdom: 186

DKThai: 174

Karin Secrest: 97

Cindy Gogan: 86

Kathy McChesney: 84

jurasan: 82

Newest Members:

mmoakcom

Pirath

ieltsglobal4

Kah Soon Ng

Jenni O'Brien

Tharuka Ekanayake

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 7

Topics: 1070

Posts: 16191

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 5

Members: 772

Moderators: 0

Admins: 1

Administrators: Shama