Doctor Anthony James is known as the father of Thai Massage and Thai Yoga throughout the United States, and the only American to be acknowledged as Aachen and Thai Yoga Master. Aachen Dr. James carries a lifetime’s worth of training and knowledge regarding Thai Yoga and Thai Massage and he continues to earn more accolades from Thai Yoga and Massage institutions. He is the first Yoga Master to blend these Eastern therapies with Western techniques.
Being an adopted member of the Crow tribal nation, Aachen Dr. James mixes traditional Native American therapies with Thai Yoga and Massage and, as a Western MD, he also takes what he can find through modern medical research to maximize the effectiveness of the therapies and techniques handed down through generations of Yogis.
If you’re a professional massage therapist and you want to learn some of the finest techniques in Thai Massage, you can either spend a lifetime exploring the world from West to East and refine knowledge from numerous schools of medicine and therapy into a unifying philosophy, like Dr. Anthony James has done, or you can learn from the master himself.
The techniques employed by Dr. James have been learned and perfected over decades worth of study. His role in Thai Massage hasn’t simply been to play messenger for Thai techniques in the US, but to take the best of what Thai Massage and Yoga have to offer and to combine that with other techniques from around the world, to refine these various techniques into one of the most effective schools of therapy in existence today.
Many who dedicate a lifetime to this kind of intellectual, personal and spiritual pursuit wind up becoming greedy with the knowledge. Aachen Dr. Anthony James, on the other hand, shares many of his most effective techniques in the four-disc instructional massage DVD series, “The Ultimate Thai Massage Video“.
Aachen James’ Thai massage training classes have graduated more than six thousand students of Thai Massage, and while not everyone is able to fly to the Thai Yoga Center in Georgia at the drop of a hat, anyone who wants to make a good living in massage therapy can check out these DVDs, where Dr. James shares thousands of years of knowledge learned over a lifetime, and refined and perfected down to four discs.
Currently, Aachen Dr. Anthony James is working on the development of a standardized, bilingual, Thai Yoga and Massage program to be directed by the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation and Distance Learning Foundation’s Thailand Chairman, Mr. Khwankeo Vajradaya, Grand Chamberlain to H.M. King Bhumibol. This, in addition to his work as founder of the eighteen acre SomaVeda Institute in Talbotton, Georgia, and as program director, co-owner and chief instructor at The Institute of Thai Yoga and Massage in Pang Lan.