The Ultimate Thai Massage Video Basic Mat Techniques
Massage Training DVD
In this DVD, learn to master the therapeutic and spiritual application of Thai massage from expert massage therapist and educator Dr. Anthony James, DPM, ND, MD(AM), OMD, RAAP, SMOKH. Dr. James is the leading Western expert in Thai massage and he has set the standards in the US for this unique modality. He also works along with schools associated with the Thai Royal family, and has been recognized as a Friend of Thailand. This video contains in-depth educational information and demonstrations of authentic Thai massage. Learn about the rich ancient traditions and history behind this healing modality an its deep spiritual roots, and watch step-by-step demonstrations that go through a treatment from start to finish.
Dr. James discusses the rich history and enduring perspectives about Thai massage, as well as its origins. This comprehensive massage training video will create a clear foundation and deeper understanding for Thai massage students, from different styles of Thai massage to the therapeutic benefits. Learn about the Southern Royal Method, the Northern Style, and Buddhai Sawan School as well as Ayurvedic anatomy, which discusses the primary Chakras and Sen lines.
Techniques shown include gentle rocking, deep stretching, striking, kneading, pinching and rolling, pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet. Dr. James describes each technique in depth as he performs them during his sessions on the mat.
Watch as Dr. James explores different styles and techniques of Thai massage as they relate to the chakras and the spiritual aspects of these healing techniques. He begins each session with Puja affirmation as he explores 19 basic Asanas, or therapeutic postures, including five traditional postures including Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen, Leg Stretching, and Seated.
Dr. James also addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow, 10 key points for balance, working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition as well as breath, emphasis, and pressure during these complete step-by-step sessions. He begins with client assessment and room setup, and later describes each step and technique that comprises a session.
In this DVD, you will learn
- The history & tradition of Thai massage
- The healing properties of Thai massage
- Preparing clients
- Room setup
- Basic use of the mat
- 19 different postures (or Asanas)
- The spiritual aspects of this discipline
- Different styles of Thai massage
- The Southern Royal Method
- The Northern Style
- The Buddhai Sawan School
- Ayurvedic anatomy
- Balance versus structural corrections
- Puja Affirmations
- Compression methods
- Breathing during a session
- How the Chakras relate to Thai massage
- Step-by-step instruction of basic mat techniques
- An overview of other Thai massage methods
This video covers the basic mat techniques of Thai massage. For additional mastery of Thai massage, you may wish to explore the Advanced Mat, Basic Table, and Advanced Table videos. For additional savings, you can also purchase all 4 instructional DVDs as a set on the Aesthetic VideoSource website.
This in-depth massage training video is easy to follow and makes the techniques of Thai yoga massage accessible and easy to understand. Expand your therapeutic massage education today!
This series was featured in Skin Inc. and Positive Health Magazines. This is a must have for any massage therapist!
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