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Encyclopedia of Thai Massage
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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.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Tradition 2. Before and After the Massage 3. The Fundamentals of Thai Massage 4. The Classic Thai Massage Routine 5. Variations and Advanced Steps 6. Sen: The Thai Energy Lines 7. Thai Acupressure Therapy 8. Therapeutic Thai Massage 9. Thai Herbs and Massage Appendix Index

About the Author

Dr. Pierce Salguero is a professor and the director of research at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. He is the author of The Spiritual Healing of Traditional Thailand, A Thai Herbal, Thai Massage Workbook, and Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism, Ayurveda. David Roylance is an instructor of Thai massage and Thai healing arts, as well as the executive director of the Thai Institute of Healing Arts

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Bridging the gap between the theory and practice of Thai massage, The Encyclopaedia of Thai Massage explores the history, spiritual traditional and ethical codes of Thai medicine, alongside a detailed analysis of Thai massage therapy. The book uses full colour photographs and diagrams to illustrate the variety of techniques, as well as examples of routines for treating specific disorders. This second edition is updated with a new layout, photos and expanded text, providing an exhaustive handbook, complete with a section on the main energy meridians and acupressure points, making it the perfect tool to accompany anyone studying this modality. * International Therapist * "I am happy that this system of Traditional Thai Massage developed by my father is in the hands of the new generation, and is being carried forward in the West." -- Ajahn Dr. Wasan Chaichakan Traditional Thai Medicine Doctor Director, Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj ("Old Medicine Hospital")

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