FAQ About Thai Massage & Schools offering Thaiyoga Massage courses

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about ThaiYoga Massage

Q.   What is Thai massage or ThaiYoga massage?
 “Thai yoga massage, is a 2,500 year old Ayurvedic based body science developed and popularized by Buddha’s doctor, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha.
Prana, Chi, Loom. All are refers to the basic principle of life force energy, which flows along specific channels. Along these channels, called “Sen lines,” also known as “Prana Nadis” in Yoga, are specific energy points, that when blocked, stagnates the flow of energy in one area of the body. Traditional Thai yoga massage provides benefit by stimulating pressure points to open the body’s energy pathways, allowing healing energy to flow freely and allowing the body to heal itself.
These blockages, caused by stress, tension, poor posture and injury can create dis-ease.” 

Q.  What are Benefits of Thaiyoga Massage?
Physical Benefits
• Help detoxification of the body and boost immune system
• Increase blood circulation, lower blood pressure and breathing
• Good for muscle relaxation, increase flexibility in your muscles, increase mobility
• Improves posture, balance, corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blockages
• Improves athletic performance
• Help arthritis and back pain
• Help tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases, including chronic joint problems

• Prevents illnesses and alleviates degenerative diseases
• Slows the aging process
• Immune booster

Mental Benefits
• Improves emotional balance
• Helps concentration and creativity/ Mind and body concentration

• Clears and calms your mind
• Helps you gain mental clarity
Psychological effects
• Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety

• Helps boost energy and stamina
• Develops self-awareness
• Improves overall health and vitality

Q.  ThaiYoga massage helps in what kind of ailments & diseases?
Thai Yoga massage is helpful in relieving the following ailments:
Arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, diabetes, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, heart conditions, high blood pressure, inflammation, insomnia, migraines, neck pain, numbness, injuries, partial paralysis, sciatica, shoulder soreness, sinus pressure, sprains, stiffness, strains of muscles and tendons, stress, TMJ, whiplash pain.

reference from http://www.889yoga.com/18-benefits-of-thai-yoga-massage/
Jeevak- Father of ThaiYoga Massage

Q.  Ayurvedic Massage on Table Vs Thaiyoga on ground Mat ?
Ayurvedic massage has reach till the myofascial level, and they are depended more on different of types of herbs and medicated oil for reaching till the deeper level of muscular system or nerve endings. Usually medicated relieve pain instantaneously but with the passage of time, you need application of oil again. Ayurvedic massage depends on more frictional motion & myofascial level stretching.
Thaiyoga massage on contrary targets the Energy-lines or Shen-lines and progresses with warm-up, revitalizing energy-points on shen-lines and progressively using stretching and deep-tissue level massage. They helps to realign the muscular system and trying to create deep level symmetry within human body. Usually these changes are long-term sustainable and have prolonged affects.
Both techniques have their pros-and-cons. Using any of these styles will help in a specific way for seekers.

Q.  Why you need Therapeutic massage?
Therapeutic massage refers to clinical based massage targeting specific muscles or group of muscles for easing tension or stress from the trigger points.
What is Trigger Point?
Trigger point refer to hardening or accumulation of muscles at a specific muscle junction when they meet each other, but inspite of working independently they join together and crete a knot or hardening that creates pain within close by muscle system.

Q.  How is Thai massage different from other massage styles?
Thaiyoga massage can be given on the bed , on the massage table or over the ground; on the mat also. Significance of thaiyoga massage over the ground becomes important, because while doing all stretches or yogic postures , a firm and flat foundation helps to get maximum benefits by providing full-range of motion.

Q.  Different types of massage techniques?
1.       Swedish massage.
2.       Deep-tissue massage.
3.       Hot stone massage.
4.       Sports massage.
5.       Shiatsu massage. ...
6.       Thai massage. ...
7.       Foot massage. ...
8.       Reflexology
9.       Trigger point massage

Thai Massage Schools in Thailand
ITM International Training Massage School               - Chiang Mai

RSM Motion Alalysis Clincial Massage            - Chiang Mai
Old Medicie Hospital Thai Massage School               - Chiang Mai

Nerve Touch Massage Shool                                       - Chiang Mai                          

Ajahn Pichest Boonthume                                      - Hang Dong, near Chiang Mai 

Thai Massage practitioners and teachers:

www.thaiacu.com                             - Noam Tyroler - Thai medical accupressure, huge source of  knowledge

www.rsmclinicalmassage.com       -  Hironori Ikeda, Absolute gem among new age teacher. He can
                                                               transform  any naïve person in massage therapy into muscular      assessment professional, within matter of few weeks. His deep work has helped me to relieve many chronic Back-pain & Cervical patients. If you are in Chiang-Mai spent 10 days at RSM Clinical Massage. His Clinical understanding will be an asset for life-long.

https://www.tyms.in/                         -  Great teacher who inspired me to pursue further ,Cyriac Joseph (who stays in Nevada City, California, USA)- His concepts of modern anatomy learning along of ThaiYoga Massage are enlightening for native like me. His approach is totally practice driven & I highly recommend his courses.
www.thaimassageinstitute.org      - Danko Lara Dadic - Traditional Thai Medicine (Belgrade)

www.haberbodywork.hr                  - Davor Haber (Zagreb)

www.thai-yoga-massage.org         - Itzhak Helman

www.howardevans.co.uk               - Howad Evanz (London, Mallorca), craniosacral  therapist,                               .                            
                                                                     author of "Myofascial Approach in Thai Massage"

www.artofthaimassage.com          - Jo Lim (London), great Thai Massage Blog 

www.thaimassage.simdif.com       - Felicity Joy (Chiang Mai, London), deep energy    .                                                 .                     
                                                             lines and abdominal work courses.

www.roberthenderson.info            - Robert Henderson - energy work and spiritual healing in
                                                                                                 Thai Massage


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