Thai Massage Book

Thai Massage


  • Author : Ananda Apfelbaum
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-01-05
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 1583331689

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Thai Massage Excerpt :

Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork is a complete guide to an ancient practice that benefits body, mind, and spirit. Interest in Thai massage has been growing rapidly. This is no surprise given its unique multifaceted approach to the body. Thai massage combines acupressure, stretching, reflexology, assisted yoga postures, herbal compresses, prayer and meditation. It benefits everyone. Sometimes called the "lazy person's yoga", Thai massage stretches and relaxes the muscles, increases the joints' range of motion, and balances energy flow throughout the body. Thai Massage, Sacred Bodywork provides fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions which enable the reader to use this integrative and interactive therapy with a partner at home or with a client. The book explains the historical and philosophical background of Thai massage as well as its religious origins. Throughout the book, Ananda always reminds us of the deeper meaning of this sacred modality—compassion in action. A must for all those interested in the healing arts.

Thai Table Massage  Applying the Traditional Thai Massage Techniques on the Table Book

Thai Table Massage Applying the Traditional Thai Massage Techniques on the Table


  • Author : Elefteria Mantzorou
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-01-26
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1795178213

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Thai Table Massage Applying the Traditional Thai Massage Techniques on the Table Excerpt :

Learn to apply the traditional Thai Massage techniques on the massage table, by the Thai Massage instructor Elefteria Mantzorou. What you will find in this book: - Techniques in supine, side and prone positions. Face included. - Techniques are matched with anatomy plates. - Sen work and Thai acupressure included. - The techniques can be combined with Swedish massage. Take your massage therapy skills to the next level with Thai mobilizations.The instructor has her own school and teaches the art since 2004!This book contains only black and white images, but full-color Kindle edition is free when you buy the paperback. Recommended for manual therapists, yoga instructors and practitioners, physiotherapists, dancers and massage therapists

Advanced Thai Yoga Massage Book

Advanced Thai Yoga Massage


  • Author : Kam Thye Chow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-21
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594779527

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Advanced Thai Yoga Massage Excerpt :

Expand your Thai yoga massage practice with advanced postures and energy work to treat stress, back pain, headaches, and several other common conditions • Includes step-by-step photographs for more than 50 advanced Thai yoga massage postures • Illustrates in full color the locations of the sen lines and explains their specific therapeutic qualities and connections to ayurveda and the 5 kosha bodies • Details successful treatment plans for 8 common ailments with custom 60-minute Thai yoga massage posture flows as well as ayurvedic and yoga recommendations for continued healing and prevention at home In the unique healing system of Thai yoga massage--based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts--the practitioner uses his or her own hands, feet, arms, and legs to gently guide the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy pathways and pressure points, known in the Thai tradition as sen lines and in ayurveda as marma points. Providing a way to expand one’s Thai yoga massage practice, this book includes step-by-step photos and guidelines for more than 50 advanced Thai yoga postures as well as successful treatment plans for 8 common ailments: stress, back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, arm and hand exhaustion, headaches, constipation, fibromyalgia, and anxiety/depression. Each treatment plan offers a customized one-hour Thai yoga massage posture flow specific to that ailment along with ayurvedic and yoga recommendations for continued healing and prevention after the massage session. This comprehensive guide also illustrates the exact location of the sen lines and marma points, detailing their therapeutic indications and connections to ayurveda and the five kosha bodies, as well as explaining how to incorporate them into sessions for deeper healing.

Thai Massage Manual Book
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Thai Massage Manual


  • Author : Maria Mercati
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 1402728514

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Thai Massage Manual Excerpt :

Thai Massage is the touch that enhances health, happiness, and wholeness--and with more than 150 expertly demonstrated sequences unfolding on these pages, everyone can enjoy its benefits. Sometimes called "yoga in action," Thai massage has worked its relaxing wonders for more than 1,000 years. Explore its secrets with a detailed program that includes ten complete lessons, each concentrating on a particular part of the body. Like other forms of massage, it employs a flowing sequence of stretches, but instead of using only your fingers, pressure is applied with the thumbs, palms, elbows, knees, and feet. Full-color photographs of every move match still shots with superimposed artwork that indicate the direction of the movements. Each technique is clearly explained and its benefits--from improved flexibility to increased vitality--detailed. "All of the techniques are shown in sharp color photographs that are pleasing to the eye. Descriptions of the techniques are clear."--Massage Therapy Journal.

Thai Massage   E Book Book

Thai Massage E Book


  • Author : Richard Gold
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2006-10-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323070775

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Thai Massage E Book Excerpt :

This practical and highly illustrated introduction to the principles and techniques of Thai massage discusses the theories of Thai medicine and its Chinese and Ayurvedic influences. It offers clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for all Thai massage techniques accompanied by full color photographs and drawings, with arrows to indicate direction of movement. Basic explanations describe how massage therapists can use elements of these techniques and apply them immediately in their own practice. Gives clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for each technique. Techniques can be used alone, in conjunction with other forms of massage, or to facilitate Yoga and other meditation practices. Clinically valuable and practical explanations of how to use elements of the procedures make it easy for therapists to enrich their practice with these techniques -- whether applying all of the methods, or starting with stretches alone. Features an icon throughout the text that calls attention to precautions therapists must be aware of for safe and effective sessions. Includes a 45-minute DVD presenting video of techniques and routines in real time, to demonstrate proper pacing. Photographs, drawings, and illustrations of techniques are now in full color, for greater clarity of concepts. More historical background provides a deeper understanding of this ancient medical art. An accompanying DVD offers a 45-minute video of a Thai massage session in real time - demonstrating procedures with proper pacing. The visual approach along with its step-by-step narration helps viewers understand how the concepts discussed in the book translate to actual practice. The book also includes DVD icons that indicate which techniques are demonstrated on the DVD. Increased coverage of body mechanics helps readers understand the difference between correct and incorrect technique. Legends below the photographs provide specific information on the muscles being pressed or stretched with each technique to help the

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage Book

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage


  • Author : C. Pierce Salguero
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844093939

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Encyclopedia of Thai Massage Excerpt :

Drawing from Thai history, cultural studies, Buddhist religion, and yogic practices, as well as a modern understanding of anatomy and physiology, this guidebook bridges the gap between theory and practice while presenting bodywork as it is understood in Thailand—as a therapeutic medical science. Presenting detailed analysis of each step in a Thai massage routine, the history, spiritual traditions, and ethical codes are offered in an engaging, informal style. Numerous photographs and diagrams illustrate the variety of techniques used, and examples of routines for treating specific disorders are discussed. Updated with new layout, photos, and expanded text, this exhaustive handbook is complete with a section on the main energy meridians and diagrams of acupressure points, making it the perfect tool to accompany anyone studying this popular healing modality.

A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage Book

A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage


  • Author : Howard Derek Evans
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2009-01-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702042720

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A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage Excerpt :

In A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage, the author takes a radically different approach to Thai Massage by redefining the sen lines in myofascial terms. He provides a coherent system illustrating the function and benefits of Thai Massage through its actions on the myofascial network, lymph and blood flow. In addition, the author questions some of the more dubious moves in Thai Massage; looks at the ‘spiritual’ aspects of Thai Massage in terms of presence, attention and the therapist/client relationship; takes a unique view of Thai Massage and opens the way for further exploration of massage in the myofascial field; and includes some examples of working with clients to illustrate the themes. Although specifically about Thai Massage, content covers many aspects of the therapist/patient relationship - well explored in psychotherapy but surprisingly little covered in massage courses. To support the therapist: the book includes references to anatomy, physiology and therapeutic processes such as neuromuscular technique and covers massage and relaxation and the techniques and relationship skills that make good massage. the author has distilled the techniques, discarded what he considers dangerous or disturbing for the patient and concentrated on understanding the techniques and ways of working necessary to promote complete relaxation for the client.

Thai Massage Dissected Book

Thai Massage Dissected


  • Author : Natasha de Grunwald
  • Publisher : Handspring Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913426125

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Thai Massage Dissected Excerpt :

Written by the UK’s leading teacher and practitioner Natasha de Grunwald, a pioneer of Thai massage and bodywork for 30 years. Thai Massage Dissected is a book aimed at massage therapists, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and all manual therapists who want to expand their therapeutic approach and are curious to learn about the body from a Thai anatomy and dissection perspective.  Therapeutic Thai massage and bodywork is a rich and diverse modality, so much more than the stretching and deep tissue work for which it is known. The book provides a richly curated combination of tools, techniques and protocols that will enhance all practitioners’ skill sets. Natasha discusses the roots of this modality as Buddhist medicine, the five element system, the use of therapeutic herbs and Thai anatomy, whilst also writing about concepts such as proprioception and interoception. There is an additional chapter looking at traditional healthcare practices for women, informed by her time spent with village midwives on the Thai/Burmese border.Natasha de Grunwald uses imagery from many hours spent in a cadaver lab to describe anatomical, textural layers and structures, bringing human form to life.She consolidates this with a therapeutic perspective on Thai medical theory and how Thai massage and bodywork can be carried out in a clinical setting. This comes from her extensive research, studies and knowledge spanning over three decades.

Thai Massage   Thai Healing Arts Book

Thai Massage Thai Healing Arts


  • Author : Bob Haddad
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844099061

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Thai Massage Thai Healing Arts Excerpt :

This fascinating anthology presents a much wider scope than other books on Thai massage, and uncovers a wealth of previously unavailable information on the historical, spiritual, and cultural connections to this powerful healing art. Topics include ways to refine and maintain a healthy practice, breathwork and body mechanics, self-protection techniques, reading body language, acupressure concepts, and Thai herbal compress therapy. The spiritual and cultural section offers modern translations of ancient texts, Indian and Buddhist influences, magic amulets and sacred tattoos, and accessory modalities such as reusi dat ton (stretching) and tok sen (hammering therapy). Rounding out this thorough text, the final section features essays about actual practice with clients, written by therapists and teachers from around the world. The extensive experience and information provided in this reference book is invaluable to students or practitioners who wish to deepen their personal and professional understanding of traditional Thai healing arts.

Thai Yoga Massage Book

Thai Yoga Massage


  • Author : Kira Balaskas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Massage therapy
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1903571731

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Thai Yoga Massage Excerpt :

"Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which has been handed down from teacher to pupil since the third century BC. It is a unique and powerful massage therapy, combining acupressure, gentle stretching and applied yoga.With such a clear visual and verbal presentation, this edition provides a thorough grounding to the art form. One, that appeals widely as a tool to aid understanding of Thai Massage, Yoga and Breathwork for healing and spiritual harmony."

Thai Yoga Massage Book

Thai Yoga Massage


  • Author : Kam Thye Chow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-02-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594775208

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Thai Yoga Massage Excerpt :

An authentic guide to Thai yoga massage, a unique therapy that combines stretching, breath work, assisted yoga postures, and pressure point therapy. • Includes more than 80 illustrations, 30 charts, and a complete series of postures for a two-hour full-body massage. • Author Kam Thye Chow has taught massage in Thailand and throughout Europe and North America. Until recently Thai yoga massage was virtually unknown in the West. It has its roots in both the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda and Thai Buddhism. In this unique practice, the therapist gives a full-body massage that combines palming and thumbing along the Thai energy lines and pressure points with gentle stretching, movement, and breath work reminiscent of tai chi. Using his or her own hands, feet, arms, and legs, the practitioner gently guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures, creating a harmonious and therapeutic “dance” that leads to greater physical awareness, grace, and spiritual energy. In this comprehensive guide for practitioners, Kam Thye Chow leads readers through every aspect of this dance--from its history and philosophy to a detailed presentation of a complete Thai yoga massage session. This important reference includes more than 80 illustrated postures, 30 charts and drawings, and a complete series of postures for a two-hour full-body massage that focuses attention on both the upper and lower body, which receive equal stress in the Western lifestyle. Information on contraindications, anatomy, and physiology integrates Western medical knowledge and theory with this ancient tradition. Massage therapists, physical therapists, nurses, and other medical professionals will find Thai Yoga Massage an important and innovative complement to their practice.

The Art of Thai Massage Book

The Art of Thai Massage


  • Author : Bob Haddad
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644113738

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The Art of Thai Massage Excerpt :

• Presents guidelines for effortless and effective practice, including body mechanics, breathing patterns, flowing movements, incremental pressure, and exercises to improve sensing and to strengthen intuition as you work • Offers ways to refine and improve classic techniques that are often performed incorrectly, explains broad healing concepts behind individual techniques, and discusses the awareness and sensitivity with which they should be performed • Answers common questions, clarifies misunderstandings, and presents ways to work with focused intention on a deeper level, and with more grace, ease, and efficiency Unlike most books about Thai massage, this guide offers a deep and insightful view of important and often neglected aspects of Thai bodywork. Many of the concepts presented in the book also apply to table massage, physical therapy, yoga, and other healing arts. Sharing insights from his many years of practice and teaching, Bob Haddad takes a deeper look at the conceptual, spiritual, and practical approaches behind effective bodywork. An entire section is dedicated to awareness of breath for massage, movement, and everyday activities. Assessment guidelines are offered to work with others based on physical appearance, pre-existing conditions, and elemental predisposition. Exercises to sharpen sensing abilities and intuition are presented, and ways to find, coax, and release blockages in the body are discussed. The author demonstrates in detail the execution of twelve important Thai massage techniques that are often taught and performed incorrectly. The chapters on Upper Body, Lower Body, and Flow offer ways to structure a customized sequence for each individual and help therapists to move from one technique to another with grace and ease. Finally, the chapter on medicinal herbs discusses the preparation, use, and benefits of hot and cold compresses, medicinal poultices, balms, oils, and herbal baths, as well as easy recipes for all of these traditiona

Thai Foot Reflexology Massage Book

Thai Foot Reflexology Massage


  • Author : George Jung
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 1534782400

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Thai Foot Reflexology Massage Excerpt :

The book contains the complete procedure of a Thai foot reflexology massage session. The massage techniques in this book have been explained in detail using text, photographs and drawings. By using the instructions provided by this book as a guide, a beginner will be able to perform a Thai reflexology foot massage correctly and with confidence. This massage session consists of 65 steps which are to be performed on both feet. A brief history of Thai foot reflexology massage and the influence of this technique on the human body are described in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 focuses on foot massage, while Chapter 3 is oriented towards the reflexology part of the session. Chapter 4 features additional steps in leg massage, from the foot to the knee.The book can also be helpful for experienced masseurs as a methodical review of the details of so called "ancient style" massage techniques.

Thai Spa Book Book

Thai Spa Book


  • Author : Chami Jotisalikorn
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462908394

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Thai Spa Book Excerpt :

Based on traditional Thai herbal lore, the secrets of this country's ancient healing therapies, are offered for the first time in this Thai guide to health and beauty. Feel-good therapies and natural healing are the lifestyle mantras of the new millennium. Asia leads the way in the back-to-nature market, reviving many of its ancient techniques and treatments that have been handed down form one generation of women to the next. Thai Spa Book focuses specifically on stress-busting therapies from Thailand, running the gamut from the many types of Thai massage and meditation, to full beauty treatments, facials, relaxing baths and scrubs, healthy tonics and much more. These therapies are offered with recipes or instructions, or both, which are easy to follow. practical tips are given to recreate these health and beauty recipes at home, and specific treatments are outlined for specific ailments. All are designed to soothe, nurture and calm. With superb, full-color photography using many of Thailand's top supermodels, the book was shot entirely on location in some of Thailand's super-delux spas.

Thai Massage Book
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Thai Massage


  • Author : Nicky Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0754814742

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Thai Massage Excerpt :

This is a relatively new practice outside Thailand, now rapidly gaining popularity in the West, and there a very few books to date aimed at a mianstream Western reader.