Thai Massage is part of the Asian family of body work styles which include Thai Massage (Thailand), Shiatsu (Japan), Tui Na (China), and Yoga Therapy (India).
In contrast to western styles of bodywork the Asian styles are all based on the concept that an effective treatment needs to address more than just the physical body with its bones, muscles, nerves and blood circulation.
Treatments include working on energy pathways which are the support structure for the physical body. This energy is called ‘Lom’ (Thailand), ‘Ki’ (Japan),‘Qi‘ (China), and ‘Prana’ (India).
There is no exact English equivalent for these words, but they can be translated as ‘life energy’. This energy runs in channels which are called ‘Sen’ (Thai Massage), ‘Meridian’ (Chinese Medicine), or ‘Nadi’ (Indian Yoga).
Western Medicine does not recognize this energy, but healing methods which are based on this energy have been successfully used for literally thousands of years in Thailand, China and India up to the present day to treat and, more importantly, prevent diseases.
There are countless success stories, and the effectiveness of these healing methods is beyond doubt for many millions of people.
The Thai Healing Massage family of bodywork
The Thai Healing Massage system includes several compatible therapeutic bodywork styles which refine, improve and enhance traditional Thai Massage. They includeAbdominal Massage
Heavenly Head Massage
and many other therapy courses
Thai Healing Massage Academy provides online training with instructor support, an interactive learning environment, a risk free purchase guarantee, and certification/CEUs.
If the body is not moved, it will deteriorate
The body has a need for movement which is largely stifled in western society with our sedentary habits.
If muscles are underused or overused they stiffen and shorten, resulting in restricted movement, tightness and pain.
This then results in restricted joint movement, limited spinal flexibility, a lowered immune system, and ultimately disease.
Combined with stressful lifestyles, inadequate breathing and inability to deeply relax, the consequence is a long list of symptoms which plague humanity.
Thai Massage offers a real solution to counteract and reverse those symptoms.
“Shama’s therapy courses are very clearly presented and give practitioners lots of tips to expand their repertoire to work with particular problems. A real gem for serious therapists. His customer service is also friendly, efficient and second to none.” – Spike Warwick, massage therapist
Thai Healing Massage can produce results in many areas:
- The entire body is put through ranges of motions which resemble passive yoga posture
- Blockages are opened and energy flows freely again
- Flexibility is being restored through stretching
- Breathing becomes deeper and relaxed
- The body gradually restores its potential range of motion and spinal flexibility
- Muscle tone becomes relaxed, painful tension vanishes, and stiffness disappears
- A deep and profound feeling of well being is experienced
- Life energy circulates naturally again and allows healing on many levels to occur
- The body becomes more resistant to injuries and disease, and energy levels increase
How can Thai Healing Massage help you?
This ancient healing system can benefit you in many ways if you
- Want to maintain your body in top condition for sports, dancing, or physically demanding work
- Have restricted range of motion, muscle pain, or tightness
- Overused muscles or joints by running, dancing, exercise, or work
- Have injuries which restrict full and free functioning of your body
- Want to restore your flexibility, vibrant energy and feeling of well being
- Want to improve your ability to relax your body and mind
- Want to learn a time tested and effective therapeutic system
- Want to use Thai Massage as a lucrative and fulfilling career
If you are interested in learning this system, you can do so through one of our convenient online Thai Massage video training courses.
“Your sessions are a true inspiration. Your presence, attunement to client, and emphasis on the power of gentleness are wonderful to experience.” – Kate Peros
How is Thai Healing Massage done?
Aside from a treatment room it can easily be done in the living room on a mat or folded blanket, in the park or even on the beach.
There is no need for a massage table. In fact, Thai Massage can be done more effectively on a floor mat.
The therapist moves with the recipient in a gentle, flowing way which almost resembles a graceful dance.
The tools of the massage therapist are thumbs, hands, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet. Movements consist of stretching, rocking, pressing, massaging, and holding.
“I feel fortunate to have viewed Shama Kern’s comprehensive and informative Thai Massage instructional video series. The series is well designed, thorough, and inspiring. The classes are flawlessly presented and elegantly executed.”
Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist & Instructor – Austin, TX www.arianainstitute.com
Applications of Thai Healing Massage
Thai Healing Massage is much more than just another style of massage. It is a family of related healing arts systems which work together to create a highly beneficial, therapeutic and effective treatment system.
It is especially suited for specific therapeutic work like on shoulders, hips, legs, neck, or back.
This type of body work has been successfully used for hundreds of years in Thailand. It is a time tested solution for many physical problems.
The effectiveness of Thai Massage can even be increased by combining it with other members of this massage system:
Heavenly Head Massage is a truly heavenly way to enter deep relaxation.
Dancing Hands Abdominal Massage works on the internal organs and the energy system of the body.
Thai Rocking Massage takes Thai Massage to an entirely new level.
Thai Healing Massage Academy offers a complete range of Thai Massage online home study courses.
“I cannot express how excited I am about finding this course, getting started and learning from Shama! Thank you, Shama, for all of your wisdom and willingness to share it with us in this wonderful course.”
Brenda Ross, Yoga instructor and massage therapist