Advanced Thai Yoga Massage

Postures and Energy Pathways for Healing

Advanced Thai Yoga Massage

Expand your Thai yoga massage practice with advanced postures and energy work to treat stress, back pain, headaches, and several other common conditions • Includes step-by-step photographs for more than 50 advanced Thai yoga massage postures • Illustrates in full color the locations of the sen lines and explains their specific therapeutic qualities and connections to ayurveda and the 5 kosha bodies • Details successful treatment plans for 8 common ailments with custom 60-minute Thai yoga massage posture flows as well as ayurvedic and yoga recommendations for continued healing and prevention at home In the unique healing system of Thai yoga massage--based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts--the practitioner uses his or her own hands, feet, arms, and legs to gently guide the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy pathways and pressure points, known in the Thai tradition as sen lines and in ayurveda as marma points. Providing a way to expand one’s Thai yoga massage practice, this book includes step-by-step photos and guidelines for more than 50 advanced Thai yoga postures as well as successful treatment plans for 8 common ailments: stress, back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, arm and hand exhaustion, headaches, constipation, fibromyalgia, and anxiety/depression. Each treatment plan offers a customized one-hour Thai yoga massage posture flow specific to that ailment along with ayurvedic and yoga recommendations for continued healing and prevention after the massage session. This comprehensive guide also illustrates the exact location of the sen lines and marma points, detailing their therapeutic indications and connections to ayurveda and the five kosha bodies, as well as explaining how to incorporate them into sessions for deeper healing.

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

"Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art, which has been handed down from teacher to pupil since the third century BC. It is a unique and powerful massage therapy, combining acupressure, gentle stretching and applied yoga.With such a clear visual and verbal presentation, this edition provides a thorough grounding to the art form. One, that appeals widely as a tool to aid understanding of Thai Massage, Yoga and Breathwork for healing and spiritual harmony."

Thai Yoga Massage

A Dynamic Therapy for Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Energy

Thai Yoga Massage

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.

The Art and Knowledge of Thai Yoga Massage

The Art and Knowledge of Thai Yoga Massage

Connecting the medical perspectives of the east with those of western medical science offers the possibility of developing fresh approaches for practitioners of modalities from both cultures. The Art and Knowledge of Thai Yoga Massage presents the art of Thai massage in a form of 130 exercises with guidelines to structure them into an individualized 2 hour full body energy balancing massage session. The book also presents the knowledge of Thai massage via a unique and eye opening comparison of the traditional Sen Energy Lines of Thai Medicine with Myofascial Meridians, a groundbreaking 'whole systems' view of the network of connective tissue or fascia by Thomas W. Myers. The Art and Knowledge of Thai Yoga Massage and its 'open source' framework invite Thai massage practitioners to collaborate and increase the importance of the field of complementary and alternative medicine. Features: Introduction to the Tradition of Thai massage 130 authentic Northern style exercises Full color illustrations Introduction to the Pranic or Life-energy system Detailed description of the Sen Lines Collection of appropriate exercises for each Sen Line Comparison of each Sen Line to the corresponding Myofascial Meridians Session structuring guide Mantras and relaxation exercises used in the course based on this book

Table Thai Yoga Massage

Table Thai Yoga Massage

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. It is with grateful hearts and warm smiles, that we are pleased to share Table Thai Yoga Massage!

Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type

An Ayurvedic Tradition

Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type

A form of Thai Yoga Massage that focuses on the three Ayurvedic body types • Explains how to determine a person’s Ayurvedic body type and provides hands-on techniques for working with them • Brings the practices presented in Thai Yoga Massage to a new customized level of therapeutic healing The traditional healing arts of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage have a deep and integrated relationship that provides an unparalleled modality for restoring body, mind, and spirit. Although it originated in India, over the centuries Ayurveda has been assimilated into the predominant Thai culture and has evolved into a distinctive folk medicine. With the growing popularity of Ayurveda and Thai Yoga Massage, there is a renewed interest in reuniting these practices into a powerful therapeutic alliance. Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type bridges the practice of Thai Yoga Massage with its ancient Ayurvedic roots to offer a complete and holistic healing modality. The authors first explain in detail the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and then recommend daily practices for each of the three main body types of vata, pitta, and kapha. Practitioners learn how to customize their work with the appropriate massage approach, recommended yoga asanas, breathing techniques, and diet and lifestyle tips. More than 50 illustrated, full-body Thai Yoga Massage postures are presented as well as a massage flow for each body type. The authors indicate the Ayurvedic benefits of each posture and detail any precautions that should be followed in this dynamic practice of transformative healing.

Table Thai Yoga Massage

Ancient Therapies Integrated for Modern Healing

Table Thai Yoga Massage

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. It is with grateful hearts and warm smiles, that we are pleased to share Table Thai Yoga Massage!

Thai Massage & Thai Healing Arts

Practice, Culture and Spirituality

Thai Massage & Thai Healing Arts

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

Sacred Bodywork

Thai Massage

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 - E-Book

A Traditional Medical Technique

Thai Massage - E-Book

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.