Thai Massage

Thai Massage
Author: Ananda Apfelbaum
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781583331682
ISBN 13: 1583331689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Book Review:

An illustrated guide to the art of traditional Thai massage offers step-by-step instructions on how to use this integrative and interactive therapy to increase range of motion, stretch the muscles, balance the body's flow of energy, and promote overall wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Thai Massage Thai Healing Arts

Thai Massage   Thai Healing Arts
Author: Bob Haddad
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 1844099067
ISBN 13: 9781844099061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Thai Healing Arts Book Review:

This fascinating anthology presents a much wider scope than other books on Thai massage, and uncovers a wealth of previously unavailable information on the historical, spiritual, and cultural connections to this powerful healing art. Topics include ways to refine and maintain a healthy practice, breathwork and body mechanics, self-protection techniques, reading body language, acupressure concepts, and Thai herbal compress therapy. The spiritual and cultural section offers modern translations of ancient texts, Indian and Buddhist influences, magic amulets and sacred tattoos, and accessory modalities such as reusi dat ton (stretching) and tok sen (hammering therapy). Rounding out this thorough text, the final section features essays about actual practice with clients, written by therapists and teachers from around the world. The extensive experience and information provided in this reference book is invaluable to students or practitioners who wish to deepen their personal and professional understanding of traditional Thai healing arts.

Thai Massage Manual

Thai Massage Manual
Author: Maria Mercati
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-08
ISBN 10: 9781402728518
ISBN 13: 1402728514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Manual Book Review:

Thai Massage is the touch that enhances health, happiness, and wholeness--and with more than 150 expertly demonstrated sequences unfolding on these pages, everyone can enjoy its benefits. Sometimes called "yoga in action," Thai massage has worked its relaxing wonders for more than 1,000 years. Explore its secrets with a detailed program that includes ten complete lessons, each concentrating on a particular part of the body. Like other forms of massage, it employs a flowing sequence of stretches, but instead of using only your fingers, pressure is applied with the thumbs, palms, elbows, knees, and feet. Full-color photographs of every move match still shots with superimposed artwork that indicate the direction of the movements. Each technique is clearly explained and its benefits--from improved flexibility to increased vitality--detailed. "All of the techniques are shown in sharp color photographs that are pleasing to the eye. Descriptions of the techniques are clear."--Massage Therapy Journal.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage
Author: Ananda Apfelbaum
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781583331682
ISBN 13: 1583331689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Book Review:

An illustrated guide to the art of traditional Thai massage offers step-by-step instructions on how to use this integrative and interactive therapy to increase range of motion, stretch the muscles, balance the body's flow of energy, and promote overall wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage
Author: C. Pierce Salguero,David Roylance
Publsiher: Findhorn Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781844095636
ISBN 13: 1844095630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage Book Review:

Drawing from Thai history, cultural studies, Buddhist religion, and yogic practices, as well as a modern understanding of anatomy and physiology, this guidebook bridges the gap between theory and practice while presenting bodywork as it is understood in Thailand--as a therapeutic medical science. Presenting detailed analysis of each step in a Thai massage routine, the history, spiritual traditions, and ethical codes are offered in an engaging, informal style. Numerous photographs and diagrams illustrate the variety of techniques used, and examples of routines for treating specific disorders are discussed. Updated with new layout, photos, and expanded text, this exhaustive handbook is complete with a section on the main energy meridians and diagrams of acupressure points, making it the perfect tool to accompany anyone studying this popular healing modality.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage
Author: Richard Gold
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0323041388
ISBN 13: 9780323041386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Book Review:

This practical and highly illustrated introduction to the principles and techniques of Thai massage discusses the theories of Thai medicine and its Chinese and Ayurvedic influences. It offers clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for all Thai massage techniques accompanied by full color photographs and drawings, with arrows to indicate direction of movement. Basic explanations describe how massage therapists can use elements of these techniques and apply them immediately in their own practice. The book includes a DVD with 45 minutes of video showing techniques and routines in real time, to demonstrate appropriate pacing. Gives clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for each technique. Techniques can be used alone, in conjunction with other forms of massage, or to facilitate Yoga and other meditation practices. Clinically valuable and practical explanations of how to use elements of the procedures make it easy for therapists to enrich their practice with these techniques -- whether applying all of the methods, or starting with stretches alone. Features an icon throughout the text that calls attention to precautions therapists must be aware of for safe and effective sessions. Includes a 45-minute DVD presenting video of techniques and routines in real time, to demonstrate proper pacing. Photographs, drawings, and illustrations of techniques are now in full color, for greater clarity of concepts. More historical background provides a deeper understanding of this ancient medical art. An accompanying DVD offers a 45-minute video of a Thai massage session in real time - demonstrating procedures with proper pacing. The visual approach along with its step-by-step narration helps viewers understand how the concepts discussed in the book translate to actual practice. The book also includes DVD icons that indicate which techniques are demonstrated on the DVD. Increased coverage of body mechanics helps readers understand the difference between correct and incorrect technique. Legends below the photographs provide specific information on the muscles being pressed or stretched with each technique to help therapists understand how this art of Asian healing corresponds to Western anatomy. A new Muscle Atlas appendix helps to further identify muscles mentioned in these legends. A new chapter, Correlations to Yoga, outlines the correlations between specific Thai massage procedures and yoga postures to help therapists incorporate Yoga into their practices. A new chapter, Suggested Sequences, provides guidelines for 60-, 90-, and 120-minute sessions - taking the guesswork out of planning Thai massage sessions.

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage
Author: C. Pierce Salguero,David Roylance
Publsiher: Findhorn Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN 10: 1844094936
ISBN 13: 9781844094936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Thai Massage Book Review:

Drawing from Thai history, cultural studies, Buddhist religion, and yogic practices, as well as a modern understanding of anatomy and physiology, this guidebook bridges the gap between theory and practice while presenting bodywork as it is understood in Thailand—as a therapeutic medical science. Presenting detailed analysis of each step in a Thai massage routine, the history, spiritual traditions, and ethical codes are offered in an engaging, informal style. Numerous photographs and diagrams illustrate the variety of techniques used, and examples of routines for treating specific disorders are discussed. Updated with new layout, photos, and expanded text, this exhaustive handbook is complete with a section on the main energy meridians and diagrams of acupressure points, making it the perfect tool to accompany anyone studying this popular healing modality.

A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage

A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage
Author: Howard Derek Evans
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-01-09
ISBN 10: 0702042722
ISBN 13: 9780702042720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage Book Review:

In A Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage, the author takes a radically different approach to Thai Massage by redefining the sen lines in myofascial terms. He provides a coherent system illustrating the function and benefits of Thai Massage through its actions on the myofascial network, lymph and blood flow. In addition, the author questions some of the more dubious moves in Thai Massage; looks at the ‘spiritual’ aspects of Thai Massage in terms of presence, attention and the therapist/client relationship; takes a unique view of Thai Massage and opens the way for further exploration of massage in the myofascial field; and includes some examples of working with clients to illustrate the themes. Although specifically about Thai Massage, content covers many aspects of the therapist/patient relationship - well explored in psychotherapy but surprisingly little covered in massage courses. To support the therapist: the book includes references to anatomy, physiology and therapeutic processes such as neuromuscular technique and covers massage and relaxation and the techniques and relationship skills that make good massage. the author has distilled the techniques, discarded what he considers dangerous or disturbing for the patient and concentrated on understanding the techniques and ways of working necessary to promote complete relaxation for the client.

Thai Massage Workbook

Thai Massage Workbook
Author: David Roylance
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 1844099040
ISBN 13: 9781844099047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Workbook Book Review:

A companion volume to the Encyclopedia of Thai Massage, this interactive teaching tool provides an overview of the basic course for classic Thai massage routines. Instructors who have had to create their own study guides will welcome this time-saving accessory, and students will appreciate the thoughtful design that allows room for taking notes, as well as links to images and pages in the original text. Updated with new content and a revamped layout, this handy reference also includes alternate steps from advanced courses as well as a section on Sen lines.

The Complete Guide to Thai Massage

The Complete Guide to Thai Massage
Author: Elefteria Mantzorou
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-07-26
ISBN 10: 9781519085320
ISBN 13: 151908532X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Thai Massage Book Review:

The Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage contains valuable information about this ancient, sacred form of bodywork. - Historical background- Sip Sen: the Thai meridians- Instructions for techniques in 4 positions (supine, side, prone and seated).- Luk Pra Kob: Thai herbal packs. Preparation and application- A short section on Tok Sen This book is indispensable for the serious massage therapist, as well as for anyone who studies any form of bodywork. It will be also useful for those who simply wish to learn some massage techniques in order to apply them to family members and friends.

Thai Massage Workbook

Thai Massage Workbook
Author: David Roylance
Publsiher: Findhorn Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781844095643
ISBN 13: 1844095649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Workbook Book Review:

A companion volume to the Encyclopedia of Thai Massage, this interactive teaching tool provides an overview of the basic course for classic Thai massage routines. Instructors who have had to create their own study guides will welcome this time-saving accessory, and students will appreciate the thoughtful design that allows room for taking notes, as well as links to images and pages in the original text. Updated with new content and a revamped layout, this handy reference also includes alternate steps from advanced courses as well as a section on Sen lines.

The Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage

The Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-05-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Book Review:

The Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage contains valuable information about this ancient, sacred form of bodywork. - Historical background - Sip Sen: the Thai meridians - Instructions for techniques in 4 positions (supine, side, prone and seated). - Luk Pra Kob: Thai herbal packs. Preparation and application - A short section on Tok Sen - See full table of contents below. This book is indispensable for the serious massage therapist, as well as for anyone who studies any form of bodywork. It will be also useful for those who simply wish to learn some massage techniques in order to apply them to family members and friends. 261 pages, with many photos and illustrations! table of contents about the author 4 the theory introduction & history 5 methodology of Thai massage 7 principles of Thai Royal Medicine 8 the mantra of Jivaka 10 contraindications & precautions 11 space & hygiene 11 sip sen: the Thai meridians 13 the techniques Jap Sen: working on the energy lines 25 how To Stop The Blood Flow 32 the feet 35 what lies underneath 48 leg techniques 52 single leg techniques 54 two legs techniques 78 what lies underneath 95 trunk - abdomen & thorax 99 what lies underneath 111 arms & hands 114 what lies underneath 134 side position 137 prone position 173 what lies underneath 206 Thai massage and lumbar disc degeneration 210 seated position 212 what lies underneath 228 face & scalp 230 what lies underneath 243 tok sen 246 luk pra kob 250 epilogue blending it all together 258

Thai Foot Hand Massage

Thai Foot   Hand Massage
Author: Elefteria Mantzorou
Publsiher: Elefteria Mantzorou
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Foot Hand Massage Book Review:

Thai Foot Massage is an ancient art, and part of traditional Thai Medicine. In Thailand, it is the most widely applied treatment. This book is indispensable for all massage teachers, as it contains information and tips from a well experienced massage instructor with 10+ years of experience. Also, it will be valuable for those who wish to start learning simple massage techniques in order to apply them to family members and friends. In this book, you will find: • Detailed descriptions on traditional Thai Foot Massage techniques. • Instructions on massage techniques on the dorsal and palmar surfaces of the foot • Work with massage wooden tools and towels • Thai Hand Massage instructions • A small section on self-massage.

Thai Massage E Book

Thai Massage   E Book
Author: Richard Gold
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-10-12
ISBN 10: 0323070779
ISBN 13: 9780323070775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage E Book Book Review:

This practical and highly illustrated introduction to the principles and techniques of Thai massage discusses the theories of Thai medicine and its Chinese and Ayurvedic influences. It offers clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for all Thai massage techniques accompanied by full color photographs and drawings, with arrows to indicate direction of movement. Basic explanations describe how massage therapists can use elements of these techniques and apply them immediately in their own practice. Gives clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for each technique. Techniques can be used alone, in conjunction with other forms of massage, or to facilitate Yoga and other meditation practices. Clinically valuable and practical explanations of how to use elements of the procedures make it easy for therapists to enrich their practice with these techniques -- whether applying all of the methods, or starting with stretches alone. Features an icon throughout the text that calls attention to precautions therapists must be aware of for safe and effective sessions. Includes a 45-minute DVD presenting video of techniques and routines in real time, to demonstrate proper pacing. Photographs, drawings, and illustrations of techniques are now in full color, for greater clarity of concepts. More historical background provides a deeper understanding of this ancient medical art. An accompanying DVD offers a 45-minute video of a Thai massage session in real time - demonstrating procedures with proper pacing. The visual approach along with its step-by-step narration helps viewers understand how the concepts discussed in the book translate to actual practice. The book also includes DVD icons that indicate which techniques are demonstrated on the DVD. Increased coverage of body mechanics helps readers understand the difference between correct and incorrect technique. Legends below the photographs provide specific information on the muscles being pressed or stretched with each technique to help therapists understand how this art of Asian healing corresponds to Western anatomy. A new Muscle Atlas appendix helps to further identify muscles mentioned in these legends. A new chapter, Correlations to Yoga, outlines the correlations between specific Thai massage procedures and yoga postures to help therapists incorporate Yoga into their practices. A new chapter, Suggested Sequences, provides guidelines for 60-, 90-, and 120-minute sessions - taking the guesswork out of planning Thai massage sessions.

Thai Massage Dissected

Thai Massage Dissected
Author: Natasha de Grunwald
Publsiher: Handspring Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-03
ISBN 10: 9781913426118
ISBN 13: 1913426114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Massage Dissected Book Review:

Written by the UK's leading teacher and practitioner Natasha de Grunwald, a pioneer of Thai massage and bodywork for 30 years. Thai Massage Dissected is a book aimed at massage therapists, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and all manual therapists who want to expand their therapeutic approach and are curious to learn about the body from a Thai anatomy and dissection perspective. Therapeutic Thai massage and bodywork is a rich and diverse modality, so much more than the stretching and deep tissue work for which it is known. The book provides a richly curated combination of tools, techniques and protocols that will enhance all practitioners' skill sets. Natasha discusses the roots of this modality as Buddhist medicine, the five element system, the use of therapeutic herbs and Thai anatomy, whilst also writing about concepts such as proprioception and interoception. There is an additional chapter looking at traditional healthcare practices for women, informed by her time spent with village midwives on the Thai/Burmese border.Natasha de Grunwald uses imagery from many hours spent in a cadaver lab to describe anatomical, textural layers and structures, bringing human form to life.She consolidates this with a therapeutic perspective on Thai medical theory and how Thai massage and bodywork can be carried out in a clinical setting. This comes from her extensive research, studies and knowledge spanning over three decades.

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage
Author: Kira Balaskas
Publsiher: HarperThorsons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780007132324
ISBN 13: 0007132328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Yoga Massage Book Review:

This is an illustrated guide to a powerful ancient massage therapy, combining breathwork, acupressure, gentle stretching and applied yoga to promote physical and spiritual health and well-being.

The Art of Thai Foot Massage

The Art of Thai Foot Massage
Author: Simon Piers Gall
Publsiher: Findhorn Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 1844099555
ISBN 13: 9781844099559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Thai Foot Massage Book Review:

Both professional practitioners and casual massage enthusiasts will learn to raise their practice to an art with this step-by-step guide to foot massage as traditionally taught in Thailand. The practical sections of the book clearly cover the different parts of the massage process, and color photos and graphics provide clear explanations to help learners utilize the techniques with confidence. The book also covers the history and theory behind Thai foot massage, including discussions about the reflex points on the feet and the concept of Sen (energy) lines that flow throughout the body, to help explain how this ancient healing art works. Though Thai foot massage is not a curative in itself, the featured techniques can promote general health and well-being.

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage
Author: Kam Thye Chow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-02-01
ISBN 10: 1594775206
ISBN 13: 9781594775208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thai Yoga Massage Book Review:

An authentic guide to Thai yoga massage, a unique therapy that combines stretching, breath work, assisted yoga postures, and pressure point therapy. • Includes more than 80 illustrations, 30 charts, and a complete series of postures for a two-hour full-body massage. • Author Kam Thye Chow has taught massage in Thailand and throughout Europe and North America. Until recently Thai yoga massage was virtually unknown in the West. It has its roots in both the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda and Thai Buddhism. In this unique practice, the therapist gives a full-body massage that combines palming and thumbing along the Thai energy lines and pressure points with gentle stretching, movement, and breath work reminiscent of tai chi. Using his or her own hands, feet, arms, and legs, the practitioner gently guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures, creating a harmonious and therapeutic “dance” that leads to greater physical awareness, grace, and spiritual energy. In this comprehensive guide for practitioners, Kam Thye Chow leads readers through every aspect of this dance--from its history and philosophy to a detailed presentation of a complete Thai yoga massage session. This important reference includes more than 80 illustrated postures, 30 charts and drawings, and a complete series of postures for a two-hour full-body massage that focuses attention on both the upper and lower body, which receive equal stress in the Western lifestyle. Information on contraindications, anatomy, and physiology integrates Western medical knowledge and theory with this ancient tradition. Massage therapists, physical therapists, nurses, and other medical professionals will find Thai Yoga Massage an important and innovative complement to their practice.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork E Book

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork   E Book
Author: Elaine Stillerman
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN 10: 0323260799
ISBN 13: 9780323260794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork E Book Book Review:

Ideal for both classroom and practice, Modalities for Massage & Bodywork, 2nd Edition presents 23 modalities of bodywork, their history, development, effects, benefits, contraindications, basic curricula and certification requirements. Updated photos and illustrations, critical thinking questions, and flash cards give you a better picture of today's massage best practices. Evolve companion website provides matching activities, flash cards, answers to multiple-choice questions, weblinks and video demonstrations of various modalities covered in the text to make learning more interactive. Case histories in each chapter illustrate the effects of the modality within a therapeutic context, creating the opportunity for integrative, clinical reasoning that helps prepare you for work in the various modalities. Student objectives and key terms at the start of each chapter provides a framework for what to expect and what to focus on with each chapter. In My Experience boxes provide personal insights about specific techniques from experts in the field. Full-color design and techniques shown with photos and illustrations enhance understanding and comprehension of each modality. Multiple-choice test questions at the end of each chapter with answers on the Evolve website help you measure your understanding of the modality and obtain instant feedback from the answer key that includes rationales. Suggested readings, resources and references in each chapter offer robust resources for you to further research each modality. Clinically relevant boxes and tables highlight important information. NEW Modalities chapters provide you with a greater awareness of the opportunities and options available as they pursue a massage therapy career and practitioners with more practical information they can apply to their work. NEW! Student resources on Evolve supplement the classroom experience and ensures you retain the material in the text. 23 different body techniques are introduced to help you learn about different modalities you may want to pursue and reaffirm your knowledge of techniques. More than 2 hours of video on the Evolve website bring the modalities to life and help put the text instructions in perspective. NEW! Updated content, photos and illustrations equip you with the latest information and visuals on modalities from experts in the field that reflect current practices in the field and the needs and wants of massage therapy practitioners and students. NEW! Critical thinking questions added to each chapter actively engage and challenge your reasoning skills. NEW! Additional review questions added to each chapter supply you with more opportunities to review what you have learned and test your knowledge.

Table Thai Yoga Massage

Table Thai Yoga Massage
Author: Heath Reed,Nicole Reed
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2014-10-22
ISBN 10: 9781502712288
ISBN 13: 1502712288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Table Thai Yoga Massage Book Review:

Table Thai Yoga Massage is a modern-day evolution and fusion of Traditional Thai Massage and Yoga. These blended healing practices harmonize breath, movement, and intention to provide decreased stress, tension, and pain. At the heart of Table Thai Yoga Massage is the practice of loving kindness, or what the Thais call “Metta." Metta is truly applied when both giver and receiver are in a space of loving kindness. That is, practicing Table Thai in a way that feels good to give AND feels good to receive. With the spirit of “metta,” this book showcases simple, easy, and fun approaches to safely move and stretch the body to feel good from the inside out!Table Thai Yoga Massage is a 3-dimensional experience, where the muscles, tendons, ligaments, as well as the joints receive the benefit of movement and massage. Table Thai restores natural range of motion and joint health, enhances functional integration of the body, and clears fascial restrictions from previous injuries and repetitive stress patterns. Likewise, Table Thai Yoga Massage clears blockages along the wind channels, or sen, and powerfully relaxes the mind and calms the heart. To respect the Thai culture and the inspiration for this book, we've included Thai cultural nuances entitled "The Thai Way." As reminders to let go of unnecessary tension, "Yoga Gem" inserts are provided to encourage physical and energetic alignment. In addition, we provide pointers for cultivating loving kindness with "Growing Metta" sections. And, to delineate where our Table Thai Yoga Massage techniques vary from traditional Thai Massage, or to provide additional variations to address different body types, we offer inserts entitled "Same-Same." It is with grateful hearts and warm smiles, that we are pleased to share Table Thai Yoga Massage!