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Is Thai Massage Relaxing Or Therapeutic?

Is Thai Massage relaxing or therapeutic

Thailand is famous for its unique style of bodywork, Thai Massage, which is really a combination of massage and applied or passive yoga stretches.

There is plenty of information available about the benefits of massage in general. And there is no shortage of scientific evidence that massage is good for your body.

Massage is also good for your mind. It relaxes, de-stresses, and temporarily shuts off incessant mental chatter. The Thais have been well aware of both of these benefits for over a thousand years.

So here is the question: Is Thai Massage ‘just’ relaxing, or is it therapeutic, i.e. does it actually help with something? Does it really improve certain conditions?

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5 Reasons Why Practicing And Learning Thai Massage Is So Enjoyable

Thai Massage is enjoyable to practice

Thai Massage is not just a job. It is not just a type of work. It does not just provide a good income. It is enjoyable to learn and practice. Why is that?

1. Thai Massage is fun to practice

You get to play with an almost infinite variety of techniques, modifications, adaptations, and ways to make it uniquely your own.

Thai Massage is not just about following a set sequence, but about being intuitive, creative, and innovative.

There are hundreds of techniques and stretches available which can be combined in countless ways to create a therapeutic masterpiece.

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What Do Our Massage Clients Really Want?

what do massage clients really want

Massage hammer for Thai Massage story

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Here at Thai Healing Massage Academy we have a free educational video series for learning various aspects of Thai Massage called “Tips And Tricks“.

At one time we published a new video in this Thai Massage education series which shows the use of a mechanical massage tool, a ‘massage hammer‘.

When this video was posted on youtube, someone left a comment saying that the use of this tool felt like “cheating” to him, since the client paid for the use of the therapist’s hands.

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The Curious Double Standard in Thai Massage Training

double standard in thai massage training

Here are some interesting facts about Thai Massage training which you might find amusing, entertaining, or shocking. They will also give you a totally new perspective.

Just so that you know where I am coming from with this statement – here is my story in a nutshell.

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I have spent 20 years living in Thailand, practicing and teaching Thai Massage.

As a westerner, during all this time I had one foot in both worlds – the western world and the eastern one.

I know about the requirements and methods of learning Thai Massage in both worlds – and there are massive differences.

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Strategies For Better Thai Massage Therapy Training

better thai massage therapy

Thai Massage therapy is not just the application of certain techniques. It is an ever-evolving art which is being honed and improved by experienced therapists.

It is not a fixed goal that can be reached, or a set sequence that needs to be memorized and followed. Instead it is a path of continuing refinements. It is evolving, not stagnating.

That’s why not all therapists are equal. Some are further along the curve than others.

Thai Massage is also not just about strictly following a particular tradition. Good therapists naturally evolve, create, and improve their way of working and the techniques they are using.

Let’s focus on two areas where Thai Massage can be improved and show you how this benefits your clients and your work.

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10 Tips For Succeeding With Thai Massage Online Training

What does it take to learn Thai Massage online?

Thai Massage online training

How do you succeed with Thai Massage online training? What elements should you be looking for when choosing a Thai Massage school? Which Thai Massage courses are best for you?

Live training might not be available where you live, or the cost might be prohibitive. Therefore an online option might be the right solution for you.

The following is a guide to help you with making the right choice and determining what kind of training might be best for you.

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