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Why Are There Different Styles of Thai Massage?

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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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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9 Unique Elements Of Thai Massage, And How To Learn Them

9 unique elements of thai massage

Thai Massage is not just another kind of massage. There is a lot more to it, as you will see.

There is more than one style of Thai Massage

Before we get into the 9 unique elements, we have to consider that there are all kinds of styles and variations of Thai Massage.

They range from mechanical one-size-fits-all sequences to very effective and refined holistic therapies.

For the purposes of our list of 9 unique elements, we are talking about the way how Thai Massage is taught by Thai Healing Massage Academy in our online training courses.

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Ten Ways To Make Thai Massage More Therapeutic

ten ways to make thai massage more therapeutic

Massage versus therapeutic massage

Thai Massage has always been my main modality, but the observations in this article apply to massage in general.

But first…my disclaimer.

I’d rather be controversial than boring. This article is meant to be both irreverent and serious, both entertaining and educational. But be forewarned: If you don’t have a sense of humor, I advise you to stop reading right here!

So now – when does massage become therapeutic? The fact is that there is no one point where massage turns into massage therapy. It’s a matter of degrees. Actually, it is quite difficult for any massage NOT to be therapeutic at least to some degree.

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The Thai Healing Massage Advantage

The Thai Healing Massage advantage

Thai Healing Massage is not just a fancy name for Thai Massage. It has a very specific meaning, at least in the context of our training school, Thai Healing Massage Academy.

I have been living in the Thai Massage capital of the world, Chiang Mai, Thailand, for 20 years. There are Thai Massage schools and establishments all over the place, sometimes several within one block.

There is no other place with such a concentration of Thai Massage anywhere else that I have seen. And I have been all over Thailand.

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