What is Thai Massage?

Thai massage is one of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine and has been in a process of constant evolution for over 1,000 years.  It shows both Chinese and Indian influences,  working as it does on the healing energy channels of the body which are called SEN.

The Thai practitioner uses over 150 techniques to stimulate energy flow in these channels.  There are many subtle variations in the techniques used by different practitioners, and even greater differences are apparent between the styles of bodywork characteristic of the north and south of Thailand. The exquisite stretches eliminate tension, improve flexibility, enhance sports performance and maintain a pain-free healthy body.

Thai massage is performed on the floor on the clothed body and requires no special equipment other than a thick blanket. It provides practitioners with an effective therapeutic tool to add to their repertoire.
Thai massage is designed to stretch every accessible muscle a little more than it normally would under the action of strongly contracting antagonistic muscles.

Thai massage complements every other type of massotherapy, reaching those parts of the body that others do not reach!
Thai massage is used to not only maintain good health physically, mentally and emotionally but also as a means of treating a range of pathological conditions such as lower back pain, sciatica, fibrositis, neck & shoulder pain etc. Buy Thai Massage book and DVD’s

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What is the difference between Thai massage and Tui Na?

Thai massage is performed on the floor on the clothed body with the recipient lying or sitting and requires no special equipment other than a thick blanket. Tui Na is done on a massage couch on the clothed body or with the patient seated on an ordinary chair. Read more…..

What is the difference between Thai massage and Western Sports Massage?

Thai massage master practitioner level for sports injuryMost sports injuries involve damage to muscle fibres, myofascia or tendons and they are commonly caused by overuse of muscles that are not functionally balanced with other muscles in their group and with their antagonists.

Thai massage enables every individual muscle to assume its normal relaxed length when not contracting.  When injury does occur the controlled stretches and manipulations in Thai massage have an unrivalled ability to speed healing and restore pain-free function compared with Western Sports Massage.

Sports Thai Massage provides maintenance that muscles need, improves performance by reducing the risk of injury for athletes and dancers during their training. This Thai massage course will teach the aspiring practitioner everything necessary to become a competent and advanced therapist in the discipline.