Written by: Marce Ferreira
First Published: March 2020
Last Update: December 2020
Length: 209 pages
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What is this eBook about?
Thai Massage in 2020 looks very different compared to seventy or even ten years ago, and the changes follow each other up in a maddening speed, both for treatments and training, but also with regard to our knowledge about the history and the conceptual backgrounds.
This eBook is about the immense changes Thai Traditional Massage has been going through across the centuries and notably since the 1950s, how things look like today, and what we can reasonably expect in the near future.
Key to all these changes is a renewed local awareness of Thailand’s cultural heritage, and an increasing interest of the international community in general, and of the West in particular, for traditional medicines and healing arts.
We discuss the ancient and contemporary history of Thai Massage, Thai Massage styles, the shifting perspectives and directions taken in the past decades, and the rise of new Thai Massage modalities, blends, integrations and hybrids.
We look at the changes in Thailand, but also how other countries, notably the West, have embraced Traditional Thai Massage taking it into completely new directions.
Table of Contents
~ From Happy Ending to New Beginnings 9
~ A Definition of Traditional Bodywork 13
~ A Definition of Thai Traditional Massage 15
~ Thai Traditional Medicine 17
~ On the Origins of Thai Massage 19
~ Origins of the Sib Sen Energy Lines 23
~ Jivaka – The Father Doctor of Thai Medicine 25
~ Wat Pho – The Rescue of Thai Massage 28
~ Northern and Southern Thai Style Massage 32
~ Thai Royal Massage (Nuad Rajasamnak) 34
~ Thai Folk Massage (Nuad Chaloeisak) 37
~ The Thai Lanna Folk Healing Arts 39
~ Traditional Lanna Thai Massage 42
~ Wat Pho Style | Bangkok 44
~ Old Medicine Hospital Style | Chiang Mai 45
~ Thai Massage Treatment Modalities in Thailand 47
~ The Historic Thai Massage Revival Project 55
~ Traditional Solutions vs. Contemporary Problems 59
~ Holistic Massage, Body Language, and Body Talk 62
~ The Commercialization of Thai Massage 67
~ Authentic Thai Massage versus New Directions 70
~ The Formalization of Thai Massage Education in Thailand 72
~ Encapsulating Thai Massage in Existing Frameworks 76
~ Thai Massage Training in Thailand 80
~ Cultural Differences with Experiencing Pain 82
~ Thai Massage and Psychosomatics 85
~ Western Science and Thai Massage Therapy 87
~ Thai Massage Diagnostics 90
~ A Western Perspective on the Sib Sen Energy Lines 93
~ Integrating Thai Massage with Other Bodywork 96
~ The Mystification of Thai Massage 98
~ A Western Outlook on Thai Assisted Stretches 99
~ Are the Thai Sen Energy Lines Necessary? 102
~ Standard Thai Massage Sequences and Routines 104
~ Modern Thai Massage Teacher Training in Thailand 106
~ Using Hard and Soft Approaches 109
~ Changes in Thai Massage Session Durations 112
~ Thai Massage and Sex Work in Thailand 114
~ Scientific Research on Thai Massage 116
~ The Thai Massage Events Generation 121
~ Nuad Thai and the UNESCO 124
~ Teaching Thai Massage in the West 126
~ The Future of the Thai Healing Arts in Thailand 128
~ Blending or Emphasizing Thai Massage Techniques 132
~ AcroYoga, Partner Yoga, and Thai Massage 134
~ Anathai 137
~ Anatomical Knowledge and Thai Massage 138
~ Ancient Massage 141
~ Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Massage 142
~ Ayurveda Yoga Massage (AYM) 144
~ Barefoot-Thai 145
~ Breema Bodywork® 147
~ Chair Thai Massage 149
~ Chi Nei Tsang | Thai Abdominal Chi Massage 151
~ Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Thai Massage 153
~ Clinical Thai Bodywork and Trigger Point Therapy 155
~ Flow-Nuad 156
~ Harmonics, Rocking, and Dynamic Thai Massage 157
~ Jap Sen Herbal Thai Massage 159
~ Hydra Yoga Therapy 160
~ Integrated and Integrative Thai Massage 161
~ Karsai | Thai Genital Detox Massage 164
~ Master Mantak Chia 165
~ Osteothai 167
~ PhysioThai ® 169
~ Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy 170
~ Reiki-Thai 171
~ RestoraTHAI 172
~ Rolfing Thai 173
~ SomaVeda® Thai Yoga 174
~ Structural Energy Awakening (SEA Bodywork) 175
~ Table Thai Massage 176
~ Table Thai Shiatsu 178
~ Taoist and Tantric Influences on Thai Massage 179
~ Thai Amatarot Massage 184
~ Thai Couples Massage 185
~ Thai Foot Massage & Reflexology 186
~ Thai Lomi Lomi Massage 188
~ Thai Massage and Energy Work 189
~ Thai Massage, Vipassana and Mindfulness 191
~ Thai Oil Massage & Aromatherapy 194
~ Thai Shiatsu Combos 196
~ Thai Sportsmassage 197
~ Thai Swedish Massage 198
~ Thai Vedic Yoga 199
~ Thai Yoga | Disambiguation 200
~ Thai Yoga Fusion Massage® 203
~ Thai Yoga Massage 204
~ Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork 206
~ Wissum Nuad Tong Boran 207
~ ZenThai Shiatsu 208
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