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Thai & Western Pathology (Weekend Day 4-5) at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

July 26, 2014 at 9am to July 27, 2014 at 6pm
Duration: Daytime 9:00am - 6:00pm  (40-hours CE)Course Dates: July 6, 12, 19 & 26-27 (5 Days) Course Fee: $795  ** Includes FREE Lifetime Learning Internship Prerequisite: NonePathology, or the study of disease, is important to your ability to…See More
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Meditation Workshop at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

July 24, 2014 from 6pm to 7:45pm
It’s rare to find a calm and centering place to visit regularly.If you'd like a place to retreat to for renewal with positive energy, join a warm group of people in Arlington, VA. Open to the public at no cost, we invite you join us.You are welcome…See More
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5th Annual Traditional Thai Massage & Medicine Community Gathering 2014 (more information)

I rarely feel as strongly about sharing news of an event as I do with this year's Annual Community Gathering. I decided that this year's Annual Community Gathering is just too special not to spread the word far and wide......and its basically…See More
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Learn to Speak Thai - Community Workshop at Thai Institute of Healing Arts

July 14, 2014 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
   Monday, July 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Beginners 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…See More
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Employment Center

Looking for Thai massage practitioners? Interested in seeking a position within the Thai healing arts? Post your open positions in this group or browse for a position that might just be right for you.See More
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Welcome!


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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An "Informed" Thai Massage Practice

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 Jun 10.

Edema 2 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 Jennifer Naples Apr 30.

[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.

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Congratulations to the Basic Class 3/2/14

Posted by Steven Brown on March 12, 2014 at 3:38pm

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Congratulations to the Basic Class 1/24/14

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Basic Class 12/13/13

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Thai Foot Massage (Reflexology) - A Unique Picture

Posted by David Roylance on November 5, 2013 at 1:28pm

traveling to Thailand

Posted by Kandi Austin on November 1, 2013 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Basic Class 9/27/13

Posted by Steven Brown on September 28, 2013 at 10:21am

Basic Class 8/30/13

Posted by Steven Brown on September 2, 2013 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Intermediate Class July 21st

Posted by Steven Brown on July 28, 2013 at 8:33pm

 
 
 

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