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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Introduction In Thailand, Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM) is defined by law as “the medical processes dealing with the examination, diagnosis, therapy, treatment, or prevention of diseases, or promotion and rehabilitation of the health of humans or animals, Midwifery, Thai massage, as well as the preparation, production of Thai traditional medic [ Read More... ]
The Traditional Thai Pharmacy practice comprises of the use of medicinal materials or components derived from plants, animals or minerals, which are used as traditional medicines. Furthermore, it involves the art of compounding those ingredients into various dosage forms of Traditional Thai Medicine recipes. In Thailand, complete and thoro [ Read More... ]
In Thailand, Thai Traditional Midwifery treatment and care (Moh Tum Yae) comprises of knowledge of holistic healthcare and the wisdom handed down by Thai ancestors. The traditional knowledge has been preserved by generations past, and its goal is taking care of women and their babies in the period of pregnancy and in the afterbirth or postpartum p [ Read More... ]
Thai Massage college and university courses? Yeah… you bet! In Thailand, Traditional Thai Medicine is taken seriously. Quite a bunch of universities and colleges in Thailand offer Alternative and Traditional Medicine undergraduate and graduate programs, and their are various national associations and organizations that occupy themselves with [ 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... ]
I often get this question about what Thai Massage really is. What its aims and benefits are. And where it originates. And I’ve noticed that it’s generally not very clear where Thai Massage stands. It’s not uncommon that even “big schools” and institutes sometimes omit or forget to tell that Traditional Thai Massage is [ Read More... ]
The following Code of Ethics is published on the Thai Healing Alliance International website. Be aware that slightly different texts are or may be used by other organizations and Thai Massage schools. It is believed these rules originate from the ancient Thai Massage tradition itself and they are, in one way or the other, taught at most of Thaila [ Read More... ]