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Professional Thai MassageWritten by: Marce Ferreira
First published: August 2019
Last updated: November 2021
Length: 263 pages
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What Is this Book about?

This work is a practical, real-life guide about the art, actual practice, and true spirit of Traditional Thai Massage.

It’s an in-depth, pragmatic, and no-nonsense book based on seven years of doing Thai Massage professionally, and aimed at supporting, guiding, and empowering new and seasoned Thai Massage therapists.

We cover the Thai Massage art itself including its place within the broader realm of the traditional Thai Healing Arts, we talk about the clients, the therapist, the sessions, methods and techniques, and therapy aspects.

Furthermore, we extensively discuss the spiritual characteristics and spirit in which Thai Massage is (or should be) given.

This book is not a training course, it doesn't contain pictures or instructions of techniques, but aims at providing you with a thorough understanding of the topic presented.

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PREFACE
ART
~ Doing Thai Massage Professionally 9
~ Massage Therapy and Bodywork 11
~ Thai Traditional Massage 14
~ Origins and History of Thai Massage 17
~ Thai Traditional Medicine 22
~ Thai Massage and the Circle of Life 24
~ The Four Elements: Earth, Water, Wind and Fire 26
~ Pancha Kosha Philosophy and Thai Massage 32
~ Diagnostics Arts in Thai Massage 35
~ Thai Massage and Anatomy 39
~ The Thai Sib Sen Energy Lines 42
~ Thai Lanna Folk Healing Arts 46
~ Thai Massage Styles and Lineages 52
~ How Thai People Learn the Art 56
~ Thai Massage and the Art of Living 60
~ Pichest Boonthumme about Thai Massage 63
~ Accreditation, Certification, and Lineage 66
PRACTICE
About Our Clients
~ What Clients Should Wear 72
~ Your Client after the Treatment 75
~ Emotional Release – Part 1 77
~ Emotional Release – Part 2 79
~ Emotional Release – Part 3 81
~ Giving Thai Massage to Famous People 85
~ Intimacy Aspects in Thai Massage 87
~ Feedback from Our Clients 91
~ Appointments and Cancellations 93
~ The Endurance of Our Clients 95
~ Cultural Differences with Experiencing Pain 96
About Ourselves
~ Our Thai Massage Style 100
~ Our Personal Growth 101
~ Doing Yoga and Thai Massage 103
~ Our Lifelong Continuing Education 105
~ How to Build Your Thai Massage Business? 107
~ Thai Massage Changes Our Body 111
~ How to Avoid a Thai Massage Therapist Burnout 113
~ Living Healthy and Thai Massage 120
~ Physical Requirements for the Thai Massage Therapist 122
~ Psychological Requirements for the Thai Massage Therapist 128
~ When Can I Start Teaching Thai Massage? 131
~ Managing the Thai Massage Classroom 135
About Treatment Sessions
~ Precautions and Contraindications 139
~ Etiquette and Preparations 143
~ How to Start a Thai Massage Session? 145
~ The Optimal Thai Massage Session Duration 147
~ Getting Cold during the Session 150
~ Thai Massage is Dressed Bodywork 152
~ After the Treatment Session 154
About Methods and Techniques
~ Thai Massage Tools and Techniques 156
~ Using Thai Massage Poses, Postures and Positions 160
~ The Perfect Fit in Thai Massage 161
~ Giving Thai Massage: Hard or Soft? 163
~ Table Thai Massage vs. Thai Massage on the Floor 167
~ Thai Massage Mats and Mattresses 170
~ Applying a Thai Massage Sequence 175
~ Thai Massage is Massage also 176
~ Inflicting Good Pain with Thai Massage 177
~ Using the Thai Massage Sen Energy Lines 179
~ Integrating Thai Massage with Other Bodywork 181
~ Limits and Limitations of Thai Massage 183
About Thai Massage Therapy
~ Giving Thai Massage Therapy 186
~ The Holistic Approach of Thai Massage 188
~ Traditional Solutions vs. Contemporary Problems 193
~ How Many Treatments Should You Give? 196
~ Is Thai Massage Therapy Dangerous? 198
~ Nothing is Necessary, only Metta 204
~ Science and Thai Massage Therapy 207
~ A Circulatory System Approach of the Sen Energy Lines 210
~ Treating Low Back Pain with Thai Massage Therapy 214
SPIRIT
~ Extraordinary Times for Thai Massage 224
~ Awareness, Grounding, and Spiritual Clearness 226
~ The Discontinuity of Judgment 229
~ Psychosomatics 231
~ The Session Ambiance 233
~ The Fast Lane of Thai Massage 236
~ The Mystification of Thai Massage 238
~ Energy and Thai Massage 240
~ Thai Massage, Vipassana and Mindfulness 243
~ The Thai Massage Event Anomaly 246
~ The Thai Massage Practitioner Code of Ethics 249
~ The True Spirit of Thai Massage 252
~ Buddhism and Thai Massage 255
~ The Wai Khru and Thai Massage 259
APPENDIX

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