Encyclopedia of Thai Massage

A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure
By (author) C. Pierce Salguero, PhD
By (author) David Roylance

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Encyclopedia of Thai Massage
A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure
By (author) C. Pierce Salguero, PhD
By (author) David Roylance

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Edition : Updated

Pages : 288

Book Size : 7.5 x 10

ISBN-13 : 9781844095636

Imprint : Findhorn Press

On Sale Date : February 01, 2011

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 431 color halftones

The comprehensive guide to a popular healing art
Description

About Encyclopedia of Thai Massage

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.
Table of Contents

Table of content

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

Author Bio
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. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. 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. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Book Praise

Book Praise

"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."

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