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Learn Thai Massage: Online Training Pros And Cons [Updated 2019]

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Which one is best for you – live or online training?

Can you really learn traditional Thai Massage online? The answer is yes – thousands of Thai Healing Massage Academy’s students have been successfully learning Thai Massage – also called Thai Yoga Massage – online since 2009.

We have thousands of forum posts, emails and testimonials to prove it.

Your options for learning Thai Massage

The question is not IF you can learn it online – you can! The question is if it is right for you, your situation and circumstances, or not.

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5 Key Benefits Of Thai Massage For Chiropractic

Thai Massage and chiropractic

This article is written by Dr. Brent Wells, DC

Thai Massage is a dynamic type of massage that resembles “passive yoga.” A patient in a Thai Massage session is taken by a therapist through a set of motions in a sort of gentle dance. In this massage, typical movements include “stretching, rocking, pressing, massaging and holding.

Thai Massage is a great companion for chiropractic treatment. Generally speaking, Thai Massage can be used to boost and hold chiropractic adjustments.

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4 Methods How to Learn Thai Massage

4 options to learn Thai Massage

Thai Massage is HOT nowadays. All over the world many massage therapists and yoga teachers are learning it to expand their skill repertoire – and for good reasons. It is an amazing, effective, and inspiring massage system.

So how is it done? What’s the best way to go about learning it?

Here are four options you should consider for learning Thai Massage, along with their advantages and disadvantages.

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Thai Massage And Partner Yoga – Learn The Difference

Thai Massage or partner yoga?

Is this a Thai Massage technique or is it Partner Yoga? How do the two systems work together? When should you use such techniques? Find out all the answers below.

Let me tell you a story about the position in the photo above. Once I was observing some of the training of the “advanced class” in a Thai Massage school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This technique was part of the class.

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How Are Thai Massage and Yoga Connected?

Origins of Thai Massage

The Thai Massage version of the yoga bridge
The Thai Massage version of the yoga bridge

Thai Massage and yoga are part of the same family. The similarities are quite obvious if you just watch the two systems in action.

Image of the historical founder of Thai Massage
The historical founder of Thai Massage, Jivaka

According to legend, Thai Massage was introduced in Thailand about 2500 years ago by an Indian physician, a contemporary of Buddha, and he brought with him his knowledge of yoga and yoga therapy.

This physician, Jivaka Komarabhacca (one of several possible ways to spell it) is not only revered in Thailand, but in some other Buddhist countries in Asia as well.

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Do Thai Massage Therapists Need To Know Anatomy?

Thai Massage therapy and anatomy

Do Thai Massage Therapists need to know anatomy? What kind of a strange question is this?

Isn’t it obvious that the answer should be “yes”? Or so would be the response of any western massage therapist. But the answer is not so simple, as you will see.

The observations in this article are based on the way how Thai Massage has been traditionally practiced and taught in Thailand, and how it is applied in the western world.

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How To Understand Thai Massage Stretches And Traction

Thai Massage stretching and traction

When learning Thai Massage, you will notice that there are many techniques which are not much used in other modalities.

Two examples are stretches and traction moves. Do you know what exactly the difference is between stretches and traction? This video demonstrates it clearly with examples from both types of techniques.

Stretching in Thai Massage

The purpose of stretching is to re-establish full or normal range of motion by relaxing muscles and getting them to release tightness and tension.

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Professional Versus Sensual Massage

Professional versus sensual massage

Some people actively or furtively seek out the combination of massage and eroticism. Others detest just the thought of it and would rather have it eradicated from the face of the earth.

Why this topic can be aggravating for professional massage therapists

This tends to be a sensitive topic for professional massage therapists. Sometimes they have had to battle a misguided public opinion that massage is just a disguise for sexual services.

And sometimes female therapists had to fend off callers who were clearly looking for non-professional services. Some of them might even have had inappropriate requests from men during their sessions.

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