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Thai Massage, Yoga and Flying Therapeutics

Thai Yoga Massage shares quite a few common elements with yoga and acro yoga. This is sometimes called “flying yoga” since the passive partner is being moved  around while “flying” on the feet and hands of the active partner who is lying on the back.

Many practitioners came up with very creative and sometimes amazing adaptations. “Flying yoga” is beautiful to watch and a powerful experience when you receive it.

Recently one of those talented therapists, Lorenzo Becchi, visited us at the studio of Thai Healing Massage Academy. We shot a video of him performing his graceful and mindful “flying massage” system.

Many of his moves are similar to Thai Massage techniques, but they are all done in flying mode with the receiver in the air instead of lying on a mat. 

Lorenzo’s style looks like a combination of Thai Massage and yoga, but done in the air so that the client experiences a feeling of weightlessness. It is similar to Acro yoga, but with Lorenzo’s very special and unique touch. You really need to see it to appreciate it.

If you would like to find out more about Flying Therapeutics, you can visit Lorenzo’s site at

Magical Healers in Thailand

Thai Massage is not the only healing modality in Thailand. There are quite a few unusual healers here. Some spit red betel juice on afflicted areas, some use magical eggs, others prepare herbal mixtures, and some prescribe amulets and other objects that are supposed to be infused with healing power.

Healing magic or scam?

Many or most of these healing methods seem strange or unbelievable to the western mind. The question is: do they really work? Is there some real magic involved or is it quackery?

The answer is not what you expect: It does not matter so much if it is ‘real’ or not.

Healing and the placebo effect

May I remind you that it has been scientifically proven that placebos work almost as well or in some cases equally well as the real thing.

There have been plenty of studies where some patients were given the actual pill, and another group were given sugar pills. They all believed that they took the real pills, and both groups showed very similar improvement.

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Do You Know The Exact Difference Between Thai and Swedish Massage?

Thai Massage and Swedish massage are very different both in their techniques and in their approach or philosophy.

While many people have a general idea about what distinguishes these two massage therapy systems, few really understand the specific differences.

This massage video breaks it down for you in detail through a graphic comparison that makes it really clear and easy to understand.

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The author, Shama Kern, has been practicing and teaching Thai Massage for 20 years. He is the founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 Thai Massage online training courses.

Thai Massage In Action Video Demonstration

Learning and practicing Thai Massage is a beautiful and rewarding experience. There are many facets to this art – stretching, massaging, energy line work, the Thai version of deep tissue work, traction, spinal twists, and rocking.

You will find hundreds of techniques in Thai Massage and countless modifications. There is no one system that fits everyone. It’s all about creativity, intuition, experience, and adaptation, making this a highly versatile system of bodywork that is fun to practice.

Most experienced Thai Massage therapists ultimately develop their own unique style that fits their own body, their clientele, and their inclinations.

In this Thai Massage video you will see several techniques demonstrated by veteran Thai Massage teacher Shama Kern. He is the founder and director of Thai Healing Massage Academy and the creator of 20 Thai Massage online training courses.