Many Thai Massage students dream of visiting Thailand and studying Thai Massage there. Many thousands have already done so. But is it for you? Let’s look into the details.
I have often heard this myth that Thai Massage is painful. But, after working on countless clients over the last 20 years, nobody ever told me that my sessions were painful.
My wife has been doing Thai Massage sessions for as long as I have, and nobody ever complained that her sessions are painful either.
Both of us have put many hundreds of clients into a wonderful trance-like state with our sessions. So then – what’s this ‘painful Thai Massage’ all about?
Thai Massage has developed into many styles. What are the differences, and which one is right for you? And where do you get the information to decide?
When we talk about Thai Massage, that’s not necessarily a clear definition. It’s somewhat like talking about “Christianity”. Well – are you talking about Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, Methodists, Born-agains…?
It is similar with Thai Massage training and courses. There is a northern style, a southern style, a royal style, a strictly traditional style, and a whole number of styles that have been mixed with other Asian healing arts, or with yoga, or with energy work, and others.
Thai Reflexology (often called Thai Foot Massage) can be done with the help of a wooden massage stick, or it can be done without it, just using hands and other body parts.
What are the reasons for and against using such a stick? And what are the benefits or disadvantages or those sticks?
When you learn traditional Thai Massage, online training courses can be convenient and cost effective. When is this a good choice for you? Find out the pros and cons.
Your options for learning Thai Massage
The question is not if you can learn it online – you can! Thousands of Thai Healing Massage Academy’s students have been successfully learning Thai Massage – also called Thai Yoga Massage – online since 2009.
The question is when it is the right choice for you, and what you can expect from this style of learning compared to live classes
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.
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.
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.