In this article we’ll take a look at how Thai Massage trainers and practitioners have taken up Traditional Thai Massage and other Thai Healing Arts and have added their specific flavor to it creating a Thai Massage Hybrid or Crossbreed modality. But, first this—I’m not such a big fan of “integration” or “new sty [ Read More... ]
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In this article we take a look at the best Thai Healing Arts and Thai Massage Blogs across the globe, those with articles written in English. Of course, there are without doubt excellent blogs in other languages too, but we focus on those that are published in the main language of our website. Anyway, below you’ll find a selection of Thai He [ Read More... ]
In this article we’ll take a look at the best known Thai Massage and Thai Healing Arts training networks across the globe. Thai Massage training networks typically train future Thai Massage practitioners, but perhaps more important—future Thai Massage teachers. It’s especially the latter activity that in fact gives a boost to the [ 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... ]
Looking at the various European countries, we see that each country often has its major style or one or more predominant Thai Massage lineages taught. There are countries heavily Sunshine Network based, others more ITM Chiang Mai, Old medicine Hospital, or TMC School affiliated, and so on. As Europe has such a diversity of cultures and countries, [ Read More... ]
Lao Tzu Lao Tzu (or Lao Tse), the famous mystic philosopher of ancient China and the most important figure in Taoism already remarked that it’s a sign of decay and decline when a given society continuously increases its set of laws, rules, and regulations. He claimed that a good and virtuous society wouldn’t need many rules or laws, because th [ Read More... ]
Nowadays, we could easily get the idea that our good old Thai Massage programs, courses and workshops are steadily disappearing in favor of the ubiquitous Thai Massage Events. In fact, “Events” fit perfectly in times where things need to be fast, hip, and fashionable, without taking too long or going too deep. Research done by Microsof [ Read More... ]
Introduction Today, it seems that every Thai Massage practitioner, school, or teacher can create his or her own style of Thai Massage. That may be considered a harmless phenomenon, but for (prospective) students it makes it harder to understand what exactly is “Traditional Thai Massage.” Yet, things are what they are, and maybe Thai Ma [ Read More... ]
There’s a lot to do about integration today. People take little bits of this and little bits of that, put them in, take them out, shuffle, mix, and proclaim that “there’s a new way to do things.” It’s not different in the Thai Massage community—practitioners use Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Sport therapy, and Chir [ Read More... ]
Without doubt we live in extraordinary times. All so-called “sacred knowledge” and most of what used to be secret and kept within “esoteric circles” has in some way or the other materialized on the public stage. I suppose it’s due to the continuing globalization of human and environmental affairs, driven by a dazzling develop [ Read More... ]