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... ]
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The theoretical foundation of massage, energy- and bodywork in Thailand is based on the idea of invisible energy lines in the human body. Ten of these lines (meridians, channels, or pathways) have special importance in Traditional Thai massage—the so-called Ten Sen or Sib Sen. The roots of this theory lie in (Indian) Yoga philosophy. The con [ Read More... ]
In theory at least, knowledge and application of the Thai Ten Sen Energy lines, Meridians or Channels is incorporated (being part of or integrated) in Thai Bodywork courses. In practice however, the above is often not the case, because of Thai massage beginner (foundation) courses generally having become shorter and more superficial in past years. [ Read More... ]
Our mission at TraditionalBodywork.com is to register and make available info about all Thai Massage and other Thai Healing Arts training providers from across the world. You might imagine that we need to be knowledgeable of the way Thai Massage and Thai Healing Arts terminology is translated in other languages as for us to be able to find and reg [ Read More... ]
We often see the addition of “Aromatherapy” when a Thai Oil Massage treatment session is offered. Yet in fact, Thai Oil Massage and Aromatherapy are two distinct modalities. Thai Oil Massage is about giving deep pressure, gliding, rolling, stroking, rubbing and stretching movements using the palms, thumbs, elbows and knees in combination with [ Read More... ]
We should recognize that most of our patients will come to us for a Thai Massage session because they experience some kind of unease, dis-ability or physical pain(s). There are also patients who “only come to get a massage,” just for relaxation, or perhaps out of prevention of illness, or maybe to increase their flexibility, or for whatever ot [ Read More... ]
The basic principle of every branch (including Thai massage) of Thai Traditional Medicine is the knowledge of the Four Body elements, their functions and their interrelations which affect health or illness of the individual. In Thailand, the Four Body elements are regarded as the foundation of the body and the foundation of life. Diagnosing diseas [ Read More... ]
Concepts According to Traditional Thai Medicine, the human body is composed of four fundamental elements: earth, water, wind and fire. To better understand Traditional Thai Massage it’s helpful to have a grasp of the concepts behind Thai Medicine. But first things first: the Thai people certainly do not believe that there is literally a piece [ Read More... ]
In Thailand, Thai Massage is not considered an independent healing method, but an integral part of the Traditional Thai Medicine framework. To understand the place of Traditional Thai Massage we need to have a basic comprehension of the concepts of Traditional Thai Medicine. In Thai philosophy, human life is holistically viewed as a combination of [ Read More... ]
Not only in the Oriental world, but likewise in the Western world, it’s widely recognized that the state of our thoughts and emotions can have an impact on our physical body (and also the other way around—our body can influence our mental and/or emotional state or well-being). In the West, we call this interaction a psychosomatic relat [ Read More... ]