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Professional Thai Massage
The Art, Practice, and Spirit of Nuad Thai
Professional Thai Massage

Author: Marce Ferreira
First Published: August 2019
Last Updated: December 2019
Length: 230 pages
Formats: pdf, epub, mobi
Price: US$ 4.49

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What is this eBook 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 eBook based on seven years of practicing Thai Massage professionally, and aimed at supporting, guiding, and empowering both 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.

As a supplement, we have also included maps/diagrams of each of the ten Thai Sib Sen energy lines with their respective trajectories and therapeutic indications.

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Below this paragraph you’ll find an overview of the Table of Contents and topics. And if you’d like to know more about the background of this book and how it came about you may read our post Doing Thai Massage Professionally.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ART
~ Doing Thai Massage Professionally 9
~ What Is Traditional Bodywork? 11
~ Thai Traditional Massage 13
~ On the Origins of Thai Massage 15
~ The Thai Traditional Healing Arts 19
~ Thai Massage and the Circle of Life 21
~ The Four Body Elements: Earth, Water, Wind and Fire 23
~ Pancha Kosha Philosophy and Thai Massage 28
~ Diagnostics Arts in Thai Massage 30
~ Thai Massage and Anatomy 34
~ The Thai Sib Sen Energy Lines 37
~ Thai Lanna Folk Healing Arts 39
~ Thai Massage Styles 44
~ Thai Massage & Thai Healing Arts Modalities 47
~ How Thais Learn the Art 55
~ Accreditation, Certification, and Lineage 59
PRACTICE
About Our Clients
~ What Clients Should Wear 64
~ Your Client After the Treatment 67
~ Emotional Release – Part 1 69
~ Emotional Release – Part 2 71
~ Emotional Release – Part 3 73
~ Giving Thai Massage to Famous People 76
~ Intimacy and Intimate Aspects in Thai Massage 78
~ Feedback from Our Clients 81
~ Appointments & Cancellations 83
~ The Endurance of Our Clients 84
~ Cultural Differences With Experiencing Pain in Thai Massage 85
About Ourselves
~ Our Thai Massage Style 89
~ Our Personal Growth 90
~ Doing Yoga and Thai Massage 92
~ Our Lifelong Continuing Education 94
~ How to Build Your Thai Massage Business? 96
~ Why Thai Massage Changes Our Body 99
~ How to Avoid a Thai Massage Therapist Burnout 101
~ Living Healthy and Thai Massage 107
~ Physical Requirements and Strains for the Thai Massage Therapist 109
~ When Can I Start Teaching Thai Massage? 114
~ Managing the Thai Massage Classroom 117
About Treatment Sessions
~ Precautions & Contraindications 121
~ Etiquette & Preparations 124
~ How to Start a Thai Massage Session? 126
~ The Optimal Thai Massage Session Duration 128
~ Getting Cold During the Session 129
~ Thai Massage is Dressed Bodywork 131
About Methods & Techniques
~ Using Thai Massage Poses, Postures & Positions 134
~ The Perfect Fit in Thai Massage 135
~ Giving Thai Massage: Hard or Soft? 136
~ Table Thai Massage vs. Thai Massage on the Floor 139
~ Thai Massage Mats and Mattresses 141
~ Applying the Thai Massage Sequence 145
~ Thai Massage is Massage also 146
~ Inflicting Good Pain with Thai Massage 147
~ Using the Thai Massage Sen Energy Lines 149
~ Integrating Thai Massage with Other Bodywork 151
~ Limits and Limitations of Thai Massage 153
About Thai Massage Therapy
~ Giving Thai Massage Therapy 155
~ Traditional Solutions vs. Contemporary Problems 157
~ How Many Treatments Should You Give? 160
~ Is Thai Massage Therapy Dangerous? 162
~ Nothing is necessary, only Metta 167
~ Science and Thai Massage Therapy 169
~ Treating Low Back Pain with Thai Massage Therapy 172
SPIRIT
~ Extraordinary Times 181
~ Awareness, Grounding, and Spiritual Clearness 183
~ The Discontinuity of Judgment 186
~ Psychosomatics 187
~ The Session Ambiance 189
~ The Fast Lane 191
~ The Mystification of Thai Massage 193
~ Energy Work and Thai Massage 194
~ Thai Massage, Vipassana and Mindfulness 196
~ The Thai Massage Event Anomaly 199
~ The Thai Massage Practitioner Code of Ethics 202
~ The True Spirit of Thai Massage 205
~ The Wai Khru and Thai Massage 207
SUPPLEMENT
~ Thai Sib Sen Energy Lines Trajectories and Purpose 211
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Sumana 213
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Ittha 214
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Pingkhala 216
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Kalathari 218
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Lawusang / Junthapusunk 220
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Ulangka / Ruchum 222
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Sahatsarangsi 224
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Thawari 226
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Nanthakrawat 228
~ Thai Sib Sen – Sen Khitchanna 229
APPENDIX

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