Thai Massage is mostly taught and practiced as a sequence of techniques that start with the feet and end with the upper body. It is rare to find Thai Massage therapists who can really address one particular area of the body in depth and work on it for an extended period of time.
Many times here in Thailand I have asked a therapist to work on a specific part of my body that really needed attention, like, let's say my shoulders and upper back. But in almost every single case the therapist still followed her regular routine of a full body massage and just did a few minutes extra work on the area that I had requested.
In order to provide specialized training about such therapeutic applications of Thai Massage, we have created a series of online training courses which address various specific areas of the body (knees, hips, hamstrings, shoulders, abdomen, arms etc). The techniques are focused on therapeutic Thai Massage for such areas.
Thanks Michael, I am so glad that the Thai Massage course is working for you. I tried to teach it in such a detailed way that nobody has any excuse why they cannot learn it And I am convinced that the gradual delivery of the course is an important factor. I think getting the entire 15 hour Thai Massage course all at once on a few DVDs would throw most people into overwhelm mode. Plus the gradual delivery gets people into a regular practice habit.
I have seen so many people come to Thailand, take a one or two week crash course, cramming it all in, only to forget it very quickly because they don't have a regular practice routine, and only a very basic course manual to refer to. However with my videos, it is so easy to go back and re-watch any module, so forgetting how to do something is not an issue anymore.