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Thai Massage therapy is a wonderful and rewarding profession. It is great to talk about all the benefits, how we can help our clients, how we have an ethical obligation to never discriminate against anyone, etc.
But what happens when we run up against our limits? What happens when we don’t know how to manage our physical and mental energies properly?
Learning Thai Massage is very popular among yoga teachers. Why is that? How can yoga teachers benefit from the practice of Thai Massage?
Thai Massage is often called Thai Yoga Massage which reflects the connection between the two. There are eight good reasons why yoga teachers learn Thai Massage.
A good Thai Massage is a really enjoyable and beneficial experience. Why? There are two ways to explain this – the scientific way and the experiential way.
The first one is often presented by the massage therapist profession, by the massage therapists.
As a professional Thai Massage therapist and teacher, I happen to be part of this group, and I am well aware of what my colleagues have to say.
However, in contrast to most of them, I have spent most of my Thai Massage career in Thailand, and therefore I have quite a different perspective. This is what I would like to introduce here.
Thai Massage for couples, friends and family
Learning Thai Massage will give professional therapists amazing skills. And there is also another way to use it.
Aside from our professions, we are also spouses, parents, and friends. Thai Massage can be applied to both scenarios – professionally and socially.
Let’s take Thai Massage out of the professional context for a moment, namely the kind where you make an appointment with a therapist, go to their office, fill out the forms, and pay a fee.
Thailand is famous for its unique Thai Massage therapy system. Every year many thousands of people travel to Thailand to study there. Countless Thai Massage schools have sprung up all over the country in the last 20 years.
Most people assume that Thai Massage education must be best in its home country. The question is if this is really true.
Before we get into the details, I should mention that I am not just espousing theory or educated guesses. After living in Thailand for 2 decades and being married to a native Thai Massage therapist, my conclusions are based on observable facts.
How is a professional Thai Massage supposed to feel? Is it a feel-good sensation? Is it a blissful feeling? Is it a clinical experience? Is it a healing experience? Is it a relaxing feeling? Is it an invigorating sensation? Can it be painful? Is it a sensual feeling?
Let’s look at all of these in more detail:
15 areas where western and Thai Massage are different
Before you decide to learn Thai Massage, it is important to understand what makes it different from western therapies.
Thai Massage study is not just about learning a different set of massage techniques. Instead it is a totally different approach to massage therapy with a totally different mindset.
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