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Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

A Dynamic Therapy for Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Energy

A paperback edition with DVD featuring a unique massage therapy that combines stretching, breath work, assisted yoga postures, and pressure point therapy

• Text includes more than 125 black-and-white photographs of instructional postures

• DVD features author demonstrating techniques for performing a one-hour massage

In the temples of Thailand many centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga, ayurveda, and the martial arts was born. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically.

In this paperback edition of Thai Yoga Massage, Kam Thye Chow not only leads readers through every aspect of this ancient bodywork therapy using more than 125 detailed, step-by-step photographs, but he also demonstrates the techniques for performing a one-hour massage in the accompanying DVD. Kam Thye Chow is one of the world’s foremost practitioners and has taught massage in Thailand and throughout Europe and North America. With this text and DVD set, his personal training is now available for those who wish to see the techniques demonstrated live as a complement to the points discussed in the text.
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  • Healing Arts Press | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780892811465 | 
  • March 2004
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The Working Stances

Thai Yoga Massage is a beautiful dance that requires continuous movement by the practitioner to provide a relaxed and flowing session for the recipient. It is therefore extremely important that the practitioner uses his body well, moving with effortless, graceful transitions. Ancient lessons of fluid movement and proper body mechanics are extracted from the traditions of tai chi and yoga as a foundation for the working stances described below.

When holding a working stance within Thai Yoga Massage, consider the tree as inspiration for your position. Imagine your arms and hands are the branches, strong yet... see more

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About the Author

Kam Thye Chow

One of the first Thai yoga massage practitioners in North America, Kam Thye Chow 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.

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