This book is based on Dr. Clay's course "Assisted Stretching Postures from Thai Massage on the Table".
Camden Clay is a Chiropractor, Kinesiologist(muscle testing specialist) and an Assisted Stretching Practitioner. The primary emphasis of his practice is improving musculo-skeletal function by identifying weak muscles and making them instantly strong using bodywork or self help techniques.
A NEW PARADIGM
The standard belief that exercise is the only way to make weak muscles strong is false! We now know that we can make a significant number of weak muscles instantly strong and keep them strong using Assisted Stretching of Connective Tissue.
Dr. Clay has proven beyond doubt that Assisted Stretching, like Chiropractic and Osteopathy, makes most weak muscles instantly strong. Dr. Clay developed a system of self healing called “Quick Self Fixes” which makes and keeps chronically weak muscles strong. Assisted Stretching was integral to the development of “Quick Self Fixes”.
After graduating from Life Chiropractic College in 1983, Dr. Clay has also studied and practiced Assisted Stretching Postures from Thai Massage since 1989, including four month-long trips to Thailand (1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000), studying one-on-one with extraordinary Thai Massage Masters. As of 2018, he has taught 284 Assisted Stretching workshops primarily within the massage profession. Over the years, this coursework has evolved from a five day workshop covering 100 postures into the current streamlined format of a two day workshop covering 20 postures. By eliminating redundancies, these 20 postures do the same work as the previous 100, and since they are done on the table, they are both easier on the practitioner and convenient to incorporate into a bodywork session. In his 30’s, 40’s and early 50’s, Dr. Clay practiced Assisted Stretching on the floor mat as he was taught in Thailand. After age 55 he began practicing Assisted Stretching exclusively on the massage table. Practicing Assisted Stretching on the Table is better ergonomically and less labor intensive for the practitioner.
Practicing Assisted Stretching on the Floor is more versatile, yet any outcome achievable on the floor is also achievable on the table. If you are young and in great shape, go ahead and practice on the floor. It is awesome!