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196 pages, 8.50 x 11.00"
Advanced Thai Yoga Massage
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In the unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage – based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts – the practitioner uses his or her own hands, feet, arms, and legs to gently guide the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy pathways and pressure points, known in the Thai tradition as sen lines and in ayurveda as marma points.
Providing a way to expand one's Thai Yoga Massage practice, this book includes step-by-step photos and guidelines for an advanced Thai Yoga Massage series of more than 50 postures as well as successful treatment plans for 8 common ailments: stress, back pain, stiff neck and sore shoulders, arm and hand exhaustion, headaches, constipation, fibromyalgia, and anxiety / depression. Each treatment plan offers a customized one-hour Thai Yoga Massage posture flow specific to that ailment along with ayurvedic and yoga recommendations for continued healing and prevention after the massage session. The comprehensive guide also illustrates the exact location of the san lines and marma points, detailing their therapeutic indications and connections to ayurveda and the five kosha bodies, as well as explaining how to incorporate them into sessions for deeper healing.
About the Author:
Kam Thye Chow, one of the first Thai yoga massage practitioners in North America, has taught Thai massage in Thailand and throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. The author of Thai Yoga Massage and Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type, he is the founder and director of the Lotus Palm School in Montreal. Kam Thye Chow lives in Montreal.
Praise for Advanced Thai Yoga Massage
“Mr. Chow’s energizing and inspiring guide provides enough information to set the practitioner confidently into action with his Lotus Palm system, keeping the focus on the energy exchanged, the Loving Kindness of the Art, and simple, clear anatomical information. This book will surely invite readers to further explore the art of Thai Yoga Massage and integrate it into their own personal or client practice and perhaps, travel to Montreal or even Thailand.”
Allyson Gracie, Retailing Insight, October 2011
“... this is an excellent manual for anyone interested in Thai yoga massage. The concepts are clearly explained and the accompanying full-page photographs are a perfect complement. VERDICT An essential title for practitioners. Others, if not inspired to do bodywork, will at least learn a lot about the amazing curative benefits of Thai yoga massage.”
Ajoke Kokodoko, Library Journal, November 2011