The Ultimate Thai Massage Video: Basic Mat Techniques
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Basic Mat Techniques


If you want to learn something, learn from the best. If you want to learn authentic Thai massage, hands down the top recognized master outside of Thailand is Dr. Anthony James, CMT, DPM, ND, MDAM, SMOKH. His professional development and certification programs have set the standards in the U.S. In this comprehensive DVD, Aachan ("Master") James lays the foundation for a clear understanding of Thai massage and the spiritual roots and perspectives that have endured for thousands of years. Dr. James discusses benefits and contraindications, origins of Thai massage, different styles (the Southern Royal Method, Northern Style, and Buddhai Sawan School), Ayurvedic anatomy (the primary Chakras and Sen lines), client assessment, and room set-up. He then walks you step-by-step through the therapeutic techniques comprising a complete session. Throughout, he addresses balance vs. structural corrections; steps emulating energy flow; 10 key points for balance; working on position, attitude, relationship, and transition; and, breath, emphasis, and pressure. Beginning with Puja (affirmation), Dr. James demonstrates techniques in the traditional Five Attitudes/Postures: Supine, Side Lying, Prone, Abdomen and Leg Stretching, and Seated. Includes over 19 basic asanas or therapeutic postures. Techniques include gentle rocking; deep stretching; striking; kneading; pinching and rolling; pulling, rotations, and rhythmic compression with thumbs, palms, elbows, forearms, knees, and feet.

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Testimonial: "You have the best videos! It’s like being right there in class." — Katherine B, California

“I did not know how to do this technique before. Simple to understand. It will help me build my business.” - Julia A, Oklahoma

“Wow, I did not know how to do this technique before. Simple to understand. It will help me build my business.” P Greenly, USA

“We recently decided to offer Thai massage at our spa and this instructional DVD has really helped us learn all the techniques required. It covers all areas, such as, different styles, chakras, basic routines on a mat. Overall, I think this is a superb DVD and I recommend without hesitation.” K. Moir, USA

“Great source to learn basic techniques...” Meta

“I really like the video and the information I am receiving to help me with my service to clients. A general overview from the best source out there! Thanks Dr. J!” Amazon Customer

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1 Hr. 48 Mins.