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Thai Massage: An Ancient Form of Healing

by Winnie Cain, LMT Is Thai Massage an ancient form of healing, as claimed by those using this modality over the past 2,500+ years?  I believe it is.  When you understand Thai Massage, you will see why it is called an ancient form of healing. Thai Massage is based on two theories: The Four Elements of Life theory: It is the main principle in Thai traditional medicine of which Thai massage is a branch. The body is composed of four elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Sen Sib (energy line) Theory:  It is the core of Thai massage. Acupressure is…

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AMTA’s Health Care Relationships – Advancing the Massage Therapy Profession

AMTA’s Health Care Relationships 2013 An Update of the Association’s Relationships and their Impact on the Massage Therapy Profession The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) continues to be involved in ongoing interactions with health care, wellness and medical organizations with several goals and objectives in mind: To influence the health care community so it acknowledges the value of massage therapy and professional massage therapists; To educate all in the health care and wellness industries about the benefits of massage therapy and the growing body of research that supports its value; To increase collaboration between AMTA, its members and other health care and      wellness industry leaders;…

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