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, Thai medicine theory, 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). The final section features essays about practice with clients, written by therapists and teachers from around the world. In addition to the author's work, other contributions in this anthology are from well known Thai massage professionals, including the following authors: Kira Balaskas Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D, Noam Tyroler, C. Pierce Salguero, Ph.D, and Enrico Corsi. 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.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.
|Title||:||Thai Massage & Thai Healing Arts|
|Publisher||:||Findhorn Press - 2013|