Introduction When it’s about the realm of Thai Massage Therapy training and education in Thailand, we enter a kind of ‘fuzzy’ business. The whole thing is far from clear. First of all, Thai Massage is in fact all about healing, may it be preventive healing or curative healing. In Thailand, as for Thai Massage training, one of the official (g [ Read More... ]
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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... ]
This article is a sequel of— Thai Massage and Emotional Release – Part 1. It’s important to start a Thai Massage session with telling receivers that it’s all right to experience emotional release. We need to reassure them that we (the masseurs) are prepared for their release expressions; that we don’t consider them strange or [ Read More... ]
Although emotional release is not the primary goal of Thai Massage, it’s not at all uncommon during a session. Receivers may have outbursts of laughter or may start to cry or scream. That’s nothing to worry about: in fact it’s a healthy cleansing process, a release of psychological and/or emotional tension stored in the receiver’s body. No [ Read More... ]
One of the issues when returning to traditional solutions, is that those solutions were designed and put in place to solve traditional problems—problems belonging to a past era. It means that when we take traditional methods to handle contemporary problems, we won’t be sure in reaching the goals we’ve set before us. We might fail [ Read More... ]
In a certain sense all Thai Massage sessions are therapy sessions. But we don’t always start with this particular aim. It’s often something that comes up during a session. The need appears. It shows itself. As we are no medical doctors, people don’t always come to us with a direct healing demand. Yet, it’s something that c [ Read More... ]
A collection of random thoughts and notions on Thai Massage Therapy. * Always begin working with the “good side.” It creates trust from the receiver. Don’t start with the diagnosed side. Learn from the “good side.” The receiver’s body (subconsciously) learns what is going to happen later, that is— what yo [ Read More... ]
At first I didn’t believe it. Thought it was just bull. Crap. You see, I once had this Thai Massage course in Chiang Mai, where a teacher explained to the group that “release” comes with red skin and heat. As I am the skeptical type, I was merely like: “Okay, if you rub long enough, the skin becomes red and hot, doesn’ [ Read More... ]