For fast paced travelers in Thailand who’d like to enroll for a short, rapid, super brief taster of Thai Massage, we’ve gathered some Thai Massage schools and training centers that ventured into ‘fast food’ offerings. Of course, if you want a genuine introduction to Traditional Thai Massage, these courses are not exactly th [ Read More... ]
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It’s a bit awkward perhaps, but if you look for Thai Massage trainers in Laos or Cambodia (two of the neighboring countries of Thailand) you’ll find about almost none. This has historical and contemporary causes, which we will explain in this article. But first, no worries, there’s certainly no lack of massage treatments and serv [ Read More... ]
Perhaps you think I use the title of this post as a click-bait, but I’m not. As a matter of fact, there are Testicles and Uterus Massage training courses offered in Thailand. You may now think I’m referring to Karsai Nei Tsang, but I’m not really, although there are of course obvious similarities. Karsai Nei Tsang or Genital Deto [ Read More... ]
When I first heard of Thai spirit houses, I found them fascinating. I hadn’t been to Asia yet, and the whole concept really captivated me. Specially since I always thought of Thailand as a strictly Buddhist country, and being totally ignorant about the mysticism and superstitions present in Thai culture until today. Thailand is in fact a very [ Read More... ]
When it’s about practitioning Thai Massage, we often read that giving a session is (or should be) a ‘meditative and mindful experience’ for both the practitioner and receiver. But when we look at the majority of Thai Massage treatments and courses offered in Thailand today, and very often in the West too, the ‘meditative an [ Read More... ]
Dynamic Thai Massage is not new in its essence, but coined as a very specific name for a hybrid Thai Massage style based on the work of the late Ajan Chaiyuth Priyasith, one of the most influential Thai Massage masters from Chiang Mai of the last decades. There’s very little written or visual work from Chaiyuth, but there’s some rare f [ Read More... ]
Thailand has a very rich and ancient culture, still much alive to this day. To preserve traditional knowledge and rituals on such a grand scale in this globalized world is no small feat, and perhaps it’s one of the reasons that Thailand is such a popular tourist destination. A Little Background Traditional Thai Tattoos, much like the Thai Amu [ Read More... ]
Traditional Thai Yoga or Ruesi Datton (Rue-Si Dat Ton) is an ancient form of Thai Healing bodywork. Reusi Datton is a set of bodywork activities consisting of (yogic) stretches, self-massage techniques, breathing exercises, and a variety of sustained poses and sequences to be done standing, sitting, or lying. In Thailand, and across the world, Reu [ Read More... ]
Sinchai Sukparset aka “The Blind Professor” is one of the great Healing Masters and Thai Massage icons of Chiang Mai. Ajarn Sinchai is a blind Thai Massage practitioner, therapist and teacher, renown for his work in physical therapy and his specialization in relieving paralysis and strokes. For almost 40 years he was attached to the Chiang Mai [ Read More... ]
Thailand has a very rich tradition and culture, and it’s without any doubt an intriguing and extremely interesting country and holiday destination. Nevertheless, Thailand is also a country of ‘appearances.’ In general, for the Thai people, things need to look good, and it’s less important if they really are good. Perhaps [ Read More... ]