There are different attitudes regarding the healing arts when looking in from the outside.
Some people’s views of Thai Massage therapy and other massage therapies are holistic, enlightened, and progressive. Such people encourage them, recognize their value, and are open to integrating them with other medical treatments.
But there are others who are rather ignorant or distrustful, don’t see much value in massage besides relaxation, and would not even consider it a valuable therapy. This applies to a good section of the medical establishment.
Let’s look at both of these attitudes.