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David Roylance replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Hello Everyone, I am so pleased to see all the discussions here and on the conference call. Seems like you all are doing a great job in talking, sharing ideas, and connecting even before you arrive in Thailand. Sara, Bilhan, and I are so very much…"
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The Carolinas Thai Massage Group

A group for North Carolina and South Carolina Thai Massage Practitioners who are actively practicing Thai Massage or would like to connect with each other. My intention for this group is to have online discussions about what's working and not…See More
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Emilia and Rhiannon Morsberger are now friends
Apr 17
Emilia posted a status
"Thank you all , I am so excited and so grateful you all have been so welcoming and working together!"
Apr 17
Emilia replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"I got 15a on flight to Chiang Mai David! and I would absolutely be in heaven if we stayed in a tree house!!! I lived in a tree for many years! "
Apr 17
Emilia replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Tree house I am definitely in!!! "
Apr 17
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Anne Walters commented on David Roylance's group Study in Thailand Program
"Im Landing in Bangkok on the 28th with Delta  but pretty late at night. I will probably head to Chiang Mai early the 29th. Not sure if everyone made travel plans already. Rhiannon, I am staying in Thailand but only until the 2nd or 3rd I…"
Apr 16
Liliana Flores is attending Thai Institute Coordinator's event
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Basic Thai Massage ( Weekend Part I) at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

June 5, 2015 at 9am to June 7, 2015 at 6pm
Duration: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm or Weekends (40-hours CE) Course Fee: $795 ** Includes FREE Lifetime Learning Internship Prerequisite: None This course thoroughly teaches the principles in the art of traditional Thai massage. This course…See More
Apr 16
Liliana Flores is attending Thai Institute Coordinator's event
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Basic Thai Massage ( Weekend Part II) at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

June 13, 2015 at 9am to June 14, 2015 at 6pm
Duration: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm or Weekends (40-hours CE) Course Fee: $795 ** Includes FREE Lifetime Learning Internship Prerequisite: None This course thoroughly teaches the principles in the art of traditional Thai massage. This course…See More
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Profile IconJessica Nelson and Bonnie Howard joined Thai Institute of Healing Arts
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David Cockrell replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Wow. How cool! :-)"
Apr 11
Mark R. Green replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"And not all are with families.  You can say, get a room in a tree house setting.   Or a two bedroom apartment at a very modest fee.   "
Apr 11
David Cockrell replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"that would be cool to stay with some local families."
Apr 11
Mark R. Green replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Also, Airbnb is another option.  They have other interesting housing options.   "
Apr 11
Mahesh Datla is now a member of Thai Institute of Healing Arts
Apr 10
Mark R. Green replied to David Cockrell's discussion From Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the group Study in Thailand Program
"Sure David.  I'll be glad to share a room with you.    Peace out, Mark"
Apr 10
 

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This website provides an online community in which to collaborate and share with other students, practitioners, and teachers across the world. Join an interest group or participate in the discussion forum. Not sure where to start? Read through some of the recent and active discussions. Ask a question or contribute a thought. Enjoy learning and poking around, then let us know what you think. See you online!

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What is TTM?

 

Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM) is an officially recognized part of the healthcare system in Thailand today. Every formally trained TTM practitioner is required by the government to study a standardized curriculum, which typically includes one year of classes to become a traditional pharmacist and another two years to become a full physician. The arts of therapeutic massage (nuat phaen boran) or traditional midwifery (pradung kahn) can be taken during a fourth, optional, year. Students graduating from these programs are examined by the Ministry of Public Health, and are licensed and regulated by the national government through a process parallel to that which regulates medical doctors, nurses, and other practitioners of Western medicine.

Traditional medicine in Thailand is split into distinct disciplines, which can generally be grouped into three different approaches:

  • Spiritual practices (including both Buddhism and magical therapies)
  • Traditional Thai Massage and other body therapies
  • Herbal/dietary therapies

 

The Thai Institute of Healing Arts is the only comprehensive Thai Medical education, research, and treatment center outside of Thailand. We teach in the USA and in Thailand. There is a network of affiliate schools available for you to learn. 

Check out our Annual Traditional Thai Massage & Medicine Community Gathering, our yearly celebration and learning opportunity (CEs available) that is FREE for all students, practitioners, teachers, along with their family and friends.

Our School offers courses on Thai herbalism, Thai medical theory, Theravada Buddhism, and many aspects of Thai culture. We have a full Thai massage curriculum up to and including teacher training. We have instructors that have studied up to the doctoral level in traditional Thai massage and Thai medicine on staff, and two separate therapy centers for massage and herbal treatments. And we are closely integrated with the local Thai community and Thai temples in the Washington, DC area in order to provide students with a unique cultural immersion experience. We invite students to Thailand for classes and enriched learning opportunities.

Let us know how we can help you with your journey in the healing arts.

(NOTE: The views and perspectives shared in this online forum do not necessarily represent the views or perspective of the Thai Institute of Healing Arts.)

Forum

Eczema 1 Reply

David,I have had eczema for years and my husband does as well. We have a 5 month old and the poor little guy is also plagued with some pretty bad eczema. I was wondering if you might have any advice on figuring out what causes this for us. Possibly…Continue

Started by Nathalie Drolet in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Mar 9.

Ganglion Cyst and Thai foot Reflexology 1 Reply

 Hello,I have a new client that has been getting chair massage. She would very much like to receive a Thai Foot Reflexology treatment but she has a ganglion cyst on her foot.  Is it okay to work with this cyst being on her foot?  Looking forward to…Continue

Started by Jeannie Dimerling in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Mar 9.

Practitioner in Albuquerque?

Does anyone know of a reputable practitioner in Albuquerque New Mexico? If so, please give me their contact info. Appreciate it!

Started by Erin Marie Porter in General Post Feb 6.

Question on K and Sumana sen and Thai 3 parts of healing 1 Reply

Is opening the K is also opening the heart and mind and opening the Sumana is opening our spirituality?I am wondering whether the custom for Thai Institute giving the clients tea before the massage and following the massage with either tea or water…Continue

Started by Francisca Tielman in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Jan 12.

concept of Sen and Lom

Being in the midst of the Advanced class I am in the process of trying to get my mind think of energy and healing as a Thai would.  What occurred to me is the thought that the sen lines aren't physical structures that run through the body but works…Continue

Started by Francisca Tielman in General Post Jan 12.

An "Informed" Thai Massage Practice 2 Replies

An informed Thai massage practice is understanding what is.....right now - the present.I have noticed over the years that among some Thai massage and Thai medicine practitioners there is a craving almost a yearning for historical information about…Continue

Started by David Roylance in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Jan 12.

Can any locals house me during these times! Ill pay you, clean, ect!

December 15-19 for the Intermediate Thai massageAdvanced January 9,10, 11 and 17th and 18thThen the Reflexology class in February 25-27th.My number is 540-819-5360Thanks so much!!!Continue

Started by Christina Lofaro in General Post Oct 24, 2014.

Edema 3 Replies

A question about Edema.I'm experiencing something I've never seen to this extent and am looking for insights. When I palm this particular clients arms, my full handprint, including all the lines on my hand show up on her arm even when very light…Continue

Started by Jennifer Naples in General Post. Last reply by Debby Hougaard Oct 13, 2014.

Pulling Toes 2 Replies

Can somebody help me understand the significance of toe pulling during Thai Massage.I have a client that hates toe pulling and has asked me to not do it any more. She has MANY health issues. Everyone else that I have done it to loves it, so I don't…Continue

Started by Debby Hougaard in Client Treatments. Last reply by Debby Hougaard Oct 13, 2014.

Belching During Thai Massage 2 Replies

I have a client that I have been working on for 3 weeks intensively. She is getting 2 hour Thai Yoga Massages twice a week. She has a real problem relaxing during any massage. I have done relaxation massage on her in the past and it is unintentional…Continue

Started by Debby Hougaard in Client Treatments. Last reply by Debby Hougaard Oct 13, 2014.

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Intermediate Class July 21st

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