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How To Set Your Boundaries In Thai Massage Therapy

Touching and contact issues in Thai Massage

In Thai Massage therapy, the practitioners have to set boundaries for their work. Those boundaries depend on the style of massage they practice.

In Swedish massage, the client is naked but covered with a sheet. There is not much physical contact aside from the hands of the therapist. In Thai Massage, the client is fully dressed, but there is more physical contact between the therapist and the client.

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Thai Massage On A Floor Mat Versus A Table

Should Thai Massage be done on a floor mat or on a table?

What’s better – a floor mat or a table for Thai Massage?

If you go to Thailand, you will find that Thai Massage is mostly done and taught on a floor mat. Why is that?

Thai Massage is a therapeutic system dating back hundreds of years. It was designed to help people with their aches and pains.

Fancy environments, decorations, or expensive equipment like tables were not considered necessary or useful, and, as you will see, not even practical.

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Tips And Tricks For Learning Thai Massage Part 8

Reposition clients in Thai Massage gracefully

The Right Way To Move Clients In Thai Massage

Thai Massage is a graceful and artistic healing arts modality. It takes a lot more than knowing how to do a particular massage stroke or technique.

You need to know how to use your body correctly, how to use good body mechanics and how to work with least effort. This includes knowing how to move your clients gracefully from one position into another position.

This video demonstrates how to move your Thai Massage clients correctly and easily between supine, prone, side and sitting positions without having to ask them to turn around on their own.

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How To Master The Perfect Thai Massage Stretch

Mastering the perfect Thai Massage stretch

The 2 elements of Thai Massage training

Learning Thai Massage techniques is only partially technical. The other part consists of developing intuitive, sensitive and responsive abilities. This second part is the secret to making Thai Massage feel wonderful.

The problem is that this essential second element is often neglected or not even taught at all in some Thai Massage schools.

That’s the reason why this great healing art sometimes has the reputation of being painful and strong. 

This video demonstrates how to add this intuitive and sensitive element to the techniques.

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The 5 Elements Of Successful Thai Massage Therapy

5 elements of therapeutic Thai Massage

The secrets of working therapeutically in Thai Massage

Working therapeutically doesn’t mean that you need to know lots of special and unique Thai Massage techniques. But it does mean that you have to approach therapy sessions in a different way from doing regular whole-body sessions.

When you want to do effective therapy work, you will often have to forego whole-body sessions. This is because you will have only so much time available, and you will need that time to focus on specific areas that need your attention most.

There are several elements that will improve your therapy work.

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