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Thai Massage Trades Night at the Thai Institute at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

July 22, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Are you interested in practicing your thai massage? Receiving a thai massage? And connecting with other students/practitioners/teachers?The Thai Institute is opening its education center to host a night of trades. Join us at 5:30pm for our evening…See More
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Basic Thai Massage at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

August 24, 2015 at 9am to August 28, 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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varicose veins

What is the the appropriate way to address varicose veins in our clients?Also client had Achilles Tendon Ruptured 7 years ago. Its insainely blocked up but before I go jamming in there I wanted to clarify its alright.Thanks!See More
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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.)

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varicose veins

What is the the appropriate way to address varicose veins in our clients?Also client had Achilles Tendon Ruptured 7 years ago. Its insainely blocked up but before I go jamming in there I wanted to clarify its alright.Thanks!Continue

Started by Christina Lofaro in General Post Jul 2.

Ganglion Cyst and Thai foot Reflexology 2 Replies

 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 Christina Lofaro Jun 6.

We Need A Massage Therapist Saturday May 9

PLEASE HELP!We are a chiropractic office looking for a massage therapist to give mini massages (or mini foot massages) to our female clients from 8am-12pm Saturday May 9.Please call the office directly at 703.319.1212or email at…Continue

Started by Rene Nolasco in General Post May 5.

Massage Therapist

Hi everyone,Little Washington Wellness & Spa in Washington, VA is looking for a certified massage therapist who also does Thai Yoga Massage. Contact BJ at 540-675-1031. ThanksContinue

Started by BJ Knobloch in General Post Apr 27.

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.

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.

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