Thai Massage & Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture and Spirituality
About the book
Most Thai massage books available today are instruction manuals based on sequences, and they are designed to teach students how to execute techniques that may be performed during a Thai massage. Printed materials all around the world and on the internet present volumes of information on techniques, but you cannot learn how to execute techniques, how to breathe and move organically, how to sense energy blockages, or how to effectively and holistically offer a Thai healing session by simply reading a book.
Rather than focusing on techniques and sequences, this book reflects the author’s and contributors cumulative experience in the world of traditional Thai healing arts. It suggests ways to refine and deepen personal and professional practice, and it offers a wealth of previously unavailable information on aspects of Thai culture and spirituality, and on the history and evolution of the powerful healing modality known today as traditional Thai massage.
This book presents Thai massage as a unique healing art that comes from and exists within a framework of Thai traditional medicine, and as something that is also deeply connected to Thai Buddhist spirituality and Thai culture. 320 pages, color, paperback.