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Strategies For Better Thai Massage Therapy Training

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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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4 Tips For Learning The Best Thai Massage Style In 2020

Why are there many styles of Thai Massage?

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.

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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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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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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.

Thai Massage Tips And Tricks #14 - Stretches Versus Traction

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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