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Thai Massage & Thai Healing Arts

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Preface One: Introduction 1. Practice, Culture, and Spirituality: Introduction Bob Haddad 2. Traditional Thai Massage: An Overview Kira Balaskas 3. Common Myths Associated with Thai Massage C. Pierce Salguero Two: Mastery of Practice 4. The Care and Feeding of Your Thai Massage Practice Bob Haddad 5. Thai Acupressure and the Wat Po Treatment Protocols Noam Tyroler 6. Introduction to Thai Element Theory Nephyr Jacobsen 7. The Sen Sip: Understanding Sen Lines Felicity Joy 8. Using Your Feet in Thai Yoga Massage Ralf Marzen 9. Pregnancy and Thai Massage Bob Haddad 10. Considering Body Language Bob Haddad 11. Breath and Body Mechanics in Nuad Boran Bob Haddad 12. Luk Pra Kob: The Art of Thai Herbal Compress Therapy Bob Haddad 13. Self-Protection Techniques for the Thai Therapist Three: Spiritual and Cultural Connections 14. The Art of Tok Sen Joel Sheposh 15. Memorial for Chaiyuth Bence Ganti 16. The Vinaya Pitaka: Bob Haddad 17. Thai Magic Amulets and Sacred Tattoos Chris Jones 18. Introduction to Reusi Dat Ton Enrico Corsi Stories about Jivaka Kumarabhaccha Bob Haddad 19. The Great Doctor of Northern India: Jivaka Kaumara-Bhrtya Gunakar Muley 20. The Reusi of Thailand by Tevijjo Yogi 21. Traditional Healers of Northern Thailand by Greg Lawrence 22. Om Namo ...What? - The Thai Massage Wai Khru Bob Haddad Four: Thai Therapists Speak 23. Diabetes and Thai Massage: No Contraindication Karen Ufer 24. Acupuncture and Thai Massage: 26. Integrating General Acupressure into Traditional Thai Massage Michael Reed Gach 27. "Stop the Blood" or "Open the Gates"? Tim Holt 28. Exploring Energy in Thai Massage Robert Henderson 29. Thai Massage for Multiple Sclerosis Patients Goran Milovanov Same-Same but Diderent Eric Spivack 245 25. One Week with Pichest Boonthumme Michelle Tupko 30. Notes from the Mat various contributors 31. Pilgrimage to Rajgir Bob Haddad 32. Compassion and Ethics in Thai Massage Emily Canibano 33. Interview with Asokananda Bob Haddad 34. Understanding Clients in Nuad Boran Danko Lara Radic 35. Standing Thai Massage on its Head Paul Fowler 36. Thai Massage on an Amputee Client Bob Haddad 37. Thai Massage beyond the Physical Glossary Selected Bibliography Photo and Illustration Credits Author and Contributing Writers Index Robert Henderson

About the Author

Bob Haddad is a Registered Thai Therapist and teacher who has studied and practiced traditional Thai massage since 1999. He is the founder and director of Thai Healing Alliance International, teaches workshops internationally, and has organized international conferences on Thai healing arts. Bob has written extensively on Thai massage, and is the author of books in several disciplines.


Bob Haddad has poured his extensive knowledge into this beautiful text, and carefully, comprehensively, and lovingly deconstructs the art of Thai Massage for the reader. His personal and professional experiences woven throughout the book add depth of character and treasured authenticity. As an additional demonstration that this text is his gift to the bodywork profession, the book shares wisdom from more than a dozen other practitioners. -- Leslie A. Young, Ph.D * Massage & Bodywork magazine * This excellent book represents a significant milestone in the establishment and emergence of traditional Thai healing arts in the modern world. The breadth, depth, quality and scope of the contributions is astounding. I congratulate and thank the author and contributing writers for their diligent efforts. -- Richard Gold Ph.D., L.Ac., Author of Thai Massage: A Traditional Medical Technique I highly recommend this traditional Thai massage anthology for all those interested in healing work. This excellent book provides new insights and perspectives into the world of hands-on healing. -- Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., Author, Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide for Trauma, Stress, & Common Emotional Imbalances

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