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David Roylance replied to David Roylance's discussion [CLIENT TREATMENT] Swollen legs with sores (Disease of Kalatharee Sen)
"Sharma, Glad you benefited from my post. Yes, what I do as a practice is Thai medicine. Thai massage is part of Thai medicine and the more that a practitioner understands Thai massage, the entire comprehensive Thai medical model, and all the…"
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Shama Kern replied to David Roylance's discussion [CLIENT TREATMENT] Swollen legs with sores (Disease of Kalatharee Sen)
"Hi David, quite impressive indeed to see the difference in the before and after pictures. What you are doing there is clearly not only Thai Massage, but a comprehensive treatment that incorporates more elements from traditional Thai healing methods.…"
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"Hi, Angel! Hope you're well! Just wanted to drop you a line . . . I never heard back from anyone else in this NC/SC group about getting together here in Asheville this coming weekend when you'll be up here. Bummer! But we can try for…"
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Fifth Annual Traditional Thai Massage & Medicine Community Gathering at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

August 15, 2014 at 9am to August 17, 2014 at 4pm
A detailed schedule of workshops and events for 2014 will be added as this information becomes available.This event is open to the entire Thai massage and Thai medicine community. All students, practitioners, and teachers along with your friends and…See More
Apr 7
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Learn to Speak Thai - Community Workshop at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

May 16, 2014 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
 Friday, May 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pmBeginners learn basic greetings and tasks for the theme of the day. Intermediate concepts such as tones and pronunciation will be workshopped. Advanced speakers get to improve conversational skills.Students will be…See More
Apr 7
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Apr 6
David Roylance replied to Carlos Yapura's discussion Connective Tissue Issues - Herniated (bulging) discs, sciatica, partial tendon tares
"Thank you for posting these cases. It gives us all a chance to dialogue about how to provide treatment.The easy answers that I can provide to get you started is yes, you can do the standard 108 with herbal compresses with both of these…"
Apr 5
Carlos Yapura posted a discussion

Connective Tissue Issues - Herniated (bulging) discs, sciatica, partial tendon tares

Have a coworker at yoga studio that has sciatica and recently found from an MRI that she has a herniated disc between the lower lumbar vertebrae and the sacral bone.  She mentions that anything that puts weight on her spine and also sitting with…See More
Apr 4
Sandy Hazlewood is now a member of Thai Institute of Healing Arts
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Deborah Cole replied to SHANEENA BITANGA's discussion About working in Baltimore Co., MD in the group The Business Side of Massage
"Thanks David. I look forward to speaking with you."
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David Roylance replied to SHANEENA BITANGA's discussion About working in Baltimore Co., MD in the group The Business Side of Massage
"Wow Debbie, you have definitely thought through a lot related to getting started. I think its best to discuss this and to provide you help offline. I have a feeling we will be seeing each other in May and we can talk then. At the very least, this is…"
Mar 28
David Roylance replied to roberto rodriguez jr's discussion Thai SOAP Notes...
"I understand the first part of your question. I am curious, do you have my book "Encyclopedia of Thai Massage"? Each of the names for the sen are in there. If you do not have it, I believe amazon has a free look inside link that you can…"
Mar 28
 

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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

 

Thai Institute of Healing Arts is the only comprehensive Thai Medical education, research, and treatment center outside of Thailand. We are the official seat of the Shivagakomarpaj Lineage in the USA (sister institutions with the Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj "Old Medicine Hospital," Chiang Mai, Thailand and Thai Massage Training Center Shivagakomarpaj.)

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 DC area in order to provide students with a unique cultural immersion experience.

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.)

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[CLIENT TREATMENT] Swollen legs with sores (Disease of Kalatharee Sen) 9 Replies

 This documents a diagnosis, treatment, and after care recently provided by Sararut and David Roylance using traditional Thai medicine with an actual patient. These are the type of treatments and results you can provide once studying in our…Continue

Started by David Roylance in Client Treatments. Last reply by David Roylance Apr 11.

Connective Tissue Issues - Herniated (bulging) discs, sciatica, partial tendon tares 1 Reply

Have a coworker at yoga studio that has sciatica and recently found from an MRI that she has a herniated disc between the lower lumbar vertebrae and the sacral bone.  She mentions that anything that puts weight on her spine and also sitting with…Continue

Tags: tendon, tare, partial, sciatica, disc

Started by Carlos Yapura in Client Treatments. Last reply by David Roylance Apr 5.

Thai SOAP Notes... 6 Replies

I am seeking to understand the Objective Portion of the Thai SOAP notes concerning:1) Involved Sen Lines (1,2)...does the (1,2) refer to the anterior and posterior of the body, respectively2) Elemental Balance Observed and the direction cue that…Continue

Tags: notes, soap

Started by roberto rodriguez jr in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Mar 28.

Traditional Thai Massage("S") - Understanding Learning and Experience in the Thai Medical Field

It is often that students seek out an understanding of "the" Thai massage or perhaps talk of the confusion they face when they see all the different ways and theories associated with Thai massage.In Thailand, there are many different ways to perform…Continue

Started by David Roylance in General Post Mar 20.

What is Traditional Thai Massage?

Based on so many similar questions I am getting lately, I am sharing the below to help deepen our understanding of Thai massage. The below summarizes one of my past conversation with Ajahn Wasan Chaichakan, the son of the great Ajahn Sintorn…Continue

Started by David Roylance in General Post Mar 20.

Looking for practitioners in the Phoenix, AZ area 3 Replies

Dear Communiy!I recently obtained the Basic Thai Massage certificate and move to Phoenix, AZ right after. A friend of mine with chronic back problems wants to try Thai Massage here. I remember of a list with names and contacts of all those who…Continue

Started by Csilla Horvath in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Mar 17.

Client with Mysterious Drop Foot Onset, aka Dropfoot 3 Replies

My client has drop foot, which is relatively recent and none of her doctors understand why or know what to do to correct it. She wrote out a pretty detailed explanation of her medical history and I wanted to get some discussion going around this. I…Continue

Tags: Foot, Drop, Dropfoot, DropFoot

Started by Erin Marie Porter in General Post. Last reply by David Roylance Feb 23.

Licensed Massage Therapist Job Opening

My chiropractic office in Fairfax, VA is currently seeking an experienced licensed massage therapist. Please forward your resume to spine917@yahoo.com or fax it to (703) 591-5024.Continue

Started by Stuart Seidner in General Post Feb 19.

Chiang Mai Trip 4 Replies

David and friends, I would like to start a discussion in order to prepare for a hopeful trip to the Old Medicine Hospital.  I also hope this discussion will benefit others.  So far, all I know is ...(1) David, you recommended January and February as…Continue

Tags: Mai, Chiang, Hospital, Medicine, Old

Started by Jessica Fenouil in General Post. Last reply by Jessica Fenouil Feb 14.

Cultivating a Kaffir Lime Tree 1 Reply

I recently bought a 1 year old kaffir lime tree, which will be living at my apartment in Arlington, VA.  It has big window to sit behind, and I have a few places where I can set it outside in fairer weather.Does anyone have any tips for cultivating…Continue

Started by Dylan Lauber in General Post. Last reply by Ann Gee Feb 8.

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