Learn the ancient art of Thai Massage with master instructor, Richard Gold. This beautifully filmed DVD features over 3 hours of instruction and over 170 detailed techniques. Each technique is clearly demonstrated showing proper alignment, positioning and proper body mechanics so that pressure can be applied effectively and effortlessly.
Originated in Thailand for over 2,500 years, Thai massage works to clear energy blockages and restore balance and harmony to the body. The practice combines typical Westernized massage therapy practices, including trigger points and myofascial release, with stretching similar to that of yoga. It has even earned the name “lazy man’s yoga.” Like yoga, Thai massage helps to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, while allowing the client to benefit from the relaxation and healing properties of massage. Thai massage is administered to fully clothed clients on floor mats. Practitioners use their own body weight to position clients into yoga-like forms while instructing clients on proper breathing for maximum results.
The sequences are divided into prone, supine, sidelying and seated. In each sequence you will learn to use your hands, forearms, knees, legs, and feet to bring the receiver into a deep state of relaxation.
This DVD includes traditional Thai stretches, work on the Sen energy lines plus abdominal massage. Mastering Thai Massage is one of the most comprehensive programs available!
It offers clear and easy-to-follow descriptions for over 170 Thai massage techniques. Basic explanations describe how massage therapists can use elements of these techniques and apply them immediately in their own practice.
About The Instructor
Dr. Richard Gold graduated from Oberlin College with a BA Degree in World Religions. He graduated from New England School of Acupuncture in 1978. Since then he has devoted himself to studying, practicing and teaching oriental medicine. He has participated in advanced studies in Shanghai, China, and studied Shiatsu in Osaka, Japan in 1986. He holds a Doctorate in Psychology. In 1989 Dr. Gold graduated from the program in Nuad Bo-Rarn at the Old Medicine Hospital, the Foundation of Shivago Komparaj, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Currently he is a senior instructor and member of the Board of Directors at the International Professional School of Bodywork (I.P.S.B) in San Diego, and also the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, and the Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine in New York City.