Thai Massage Intro -29 Myths B

“Banishing myths B”

Let’s banish a few more myths that frequently get in the way of understanding the modality.

Banish these myths now!

Don’t fall for it.

#5. The original Thai Massage existed on its own and was a standalone treatment from the beginning.

Thai Massage and Yoga may share similarities, but it is important to clarify that Thai Massage is not a product of Yoga. Both practices have ancient roots, but they are not dependent on each other for their existence. Thai Massage and Yoga are separate modalities that have their own unique techniques and principles. While there may be some overlap in terms of body movements and stretches, it is essential to understand that Thai Massage and Yoga are distinct practices with their own histories and philosophies.

#6. Thai Massage requires the practitioner to join a religion to “unlock the codes” to successful treatment. 

The most important thing to do is prepare your intention.  An effective Thai Massage session starts here. Please do it for the benefit of the one that you touch.

#7. The Thai Element system is the same as Indian Ayurveda 

While there are many similarities between the elements in the Chinese medicine system, Indian Ayurveda, and the Thai medicine system, it will be confusing, at best, to try and make these elements interchangeable, and probably better to lay your previous studies in these aside for the time being to understand what makes Thai medicine distinct.

#8. There are ten Sen in the Thai medicine system

Not only is there nowhere in the body that you can touch someone without affecting the Sen, but the ten that are named in this course are not the same in every lineage around Thailand, and in some regions, the Sen do not even have names.