Introduction to Thai Massage Therapy by Yogi Sarveshwarananda

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An introduction to Nuad Bo-Rarn (Traditional Thai Massage Therapy) by Yogi Sarveshwarananda.
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Introduction to Thai Massage Therapy by Yogi Sarveshwarananda

  1. 1. An Introduction to Nuad Bo-Rarn (Traditional Thai Massage Therapy)By Yogi Sarveshwarananda Giri www.art-of-peace.org
  2. 2. Dr. Shivago Komarpaj, the Buddha’s personalphysician, founder of Thai massage, 500 B.C.
  3. 3. Invocatory Prayers
  4. 4. A Prayer to the Father-Doctor Shivago Om-na-mo / shi-va-go / si-ra-sa Ar-hang / ka-ru-ni-ko / sap-pa-sat-ta-nang Oh-sa-ta / tip-pa-man-tang / pa-pha-so Su-ri-ya-jan-tang / ko-ma-ra-pa-to Pa-ka-se-si / won-ta-mi / pan-ti-to Su-me-ta-so / ah-ro-kaa / su-ma-na-ho-mi (chant 3 times)
  5. 5. Translation“We invite the spirit of our Founder, theFather Doctor Shivago, who comes to usthrough his saintly life. Please bring to us theknowledge of all nature, that this prayer(mantra) will show us the true medicine of theUniverse. In the name of this mantra, werespect your help and pray that through ourbodies you will bring wholeness and health tothe body of our client.”
  6. 6. History & Theory• Origins• Main Characteristics• Theory• Purpose and Benefits• Additional Applications
  7. 7. Origins• 2,500 year-old system• From north India(today’s Nepal)• Developed by Dr. ShivagoKomarpaj (Indian name:Dr. Jivaka Kumara Bhaccha)• Dr. Shivago was the Buddha’spersonal physician• Based on Ayurvedic medicine and Buddhist teachings
  8. 8. Main Characteristics• Use of body weight, not muscular strength• Meditation in movement• Passive yoga• Work on energy lines and points• Skeleton realignment (chiropractic style)
  9. 9. Use of body weight, not muscular strength
  10. 10. Meditation in movement
  11. 11. Passive yoga
  12. 12. Work on energy lines and points
  13. 13. Skeletal realignment
  14. 14. Theory• The 10 Main Energy Lines (sen sib)• The Acupressure Points (marmas)• The Body-Mind Types (doshas)
  15. 15. The 10 Main Energy Lines (sen sib)
  16. 16. Ancient Drawing of the sen sib
  17. 17. Marma Points and Chakras
  18. 18. The 6 Special Marma Points
  19. 19. The Body-MindVata (air + ether):movement Types (doshas)Pitta (fire + water):passion Kapha (water + earth): stability
  20. 20. Purpose & Benefits• Energy balance – individual and universal• Deep relaxation• Tension & blockages release• Increased flexibility & vitality• Improved range of motion & circulation• Stimulation of internal organs• Relief of pain & degenerative conditions• Improvement of neurological functions• Promotion of inner peace
  21. 21. Basic postures• Practitioner’smovements• Practitioner’s stance• Thumb pressuretechnique• Working with breath
  22. 22. Practitioner’s movement:The bamboo rock
  23. 23. Practitioner’s movement:The forward rock
  24. 24. Practitioner’s movement:The whirlpool rock
  25. 25. Practitioner’s stance: The diamond series
  26. 26. Practitioner’s stance: The cat series
  27. 27. Practitioner’s stance: Others
  28. 28. Thumb pressure technique Incorrect: Incorrect: applying Correct: hyperextension pressure with the tip of use the pad ofcan lead to injury to the thumb can cause the thumb when the practitioner discomfort to the patient applying pressure
  29. 29. Working with breath
  30. 30. Additional Applications• Foot massage• Hot herbal compress• Thai Yoga/self massage
  31. 31. Foot massage
  32. 32. Hot herbal compress - Preparation
  33. 33. Hot herbal compress - Application
  34. 34. Thai Yoga/Self-massage
  35. 35. PracticeThai massage alsoinvolves a pro-found relaxationand creativity forthe therapist, ashe can use manydifferent parts ofhis own body toperform the mas-sage, thus avoi-ding strain, injury, fatigue, or bore-dom.
  36. 36. PracticeFor instance, thetherapist woulduse his:• fingers• palms• forearms• elbows• feet• legs• knees• buttocks• whole body
  37. 37. Use of fingers
  38. 38. Use of palms
  39. 39. Use of forearms
  40. 40. Use of elbows
  41. 41. Use of feet
  42. 42. Use of legs
  43. 43. Use of knees
  44. 44. Use of buttocks
  45. 45. Use of whole body
  46. 46. 2012 Training Schedule & Language• Level 1: two week-ends in September: Sept. 1 - 2 AND Sept. 8 - 9• Level 2: two week-ends in September: Sept. 15 - 16 AND Sept. 22 - 23• All classes are conducted in English and Spanish
  47. 47. Fees• Course fee for EACH level: US $170 (300,000 COP). Includes training manual, and lunch on Saturday & Sunday.• Stay at the Ashram: US $17 (30,000 COP) per night, including all meals.
  48. 48. Place of TrainingHariharananda’s Garden of Humanity ashram Subachoque (near Bogota), Colombia
  49. 49. Contact and RegistrationClasses are limited to 14 students per level Register early to reserve your place.Contact: Agustina Martin Giri +57 (300) 718-3791 titi.artofpeace@gmail.comWeb: www.art-of-peace.org
  50. 50. About the Instructors• Yogi Sarveshwarananda Giri (David Vachon) –Chief instructor.Licensed in Chinese Medicine, Neuro-LinguisticProgramming, and Massage Therapy, andTraditional Thai Massage Therapy.• Agustina Martin Giri – Assistant instructor.Certified in Reiki Therapy, and Traditional ThaiMassage Therapy.
  51. 51. Yogi Sarveshwarananda GiriYogi Sarveshwarananda Giri (David Vachon)completed all levels of training at theShivagakomarpaj Thai Massage School inChiangmai, Thailand in 1994, 2010 and 2011:•Thai Massage Levels 1 & 2 (60 hours)•Thai Therapy Massage Levels 3 and 4 (60 hours)•Thai Foot Massage (12 hours)•Thai Herbal Hot Compress (12 hours)•Teacher Assistant (36 hours)
  52. 52. 1994 graduation 2011 graduation
  53. 53. Agustina Martin GiriAgustina Martin Giri completed her training at theShivagakomarpaj Thai Massage School inChiangmai, Thailand in 2011:•Thai Massage Levels 1 & 2 (60 hours)•Thai Therapy Massage Levels 3 (30 hours)•Thai Foot Massage (12 hours)
  54. 54. In gratitude…Our deepest thanks and love to the director,Mr. Parawat Poungpiam, and to all ourteachers at the Shivagakomarpaj School (OldMedicine Hospital) in Chiangmai, Thailand. Tel: +66 (53) 275-085 Email: info@thaimassageschool.ac.th Website: www.thaimassageschool.ac.th
  55. 55. Credits• Illustrations from slides 16, 30 and 34 taken from the book “Traditional Thai Yoga” by Enrico Corsi and Elena Fanfani• Illustrations from slides 17-19, 22-29, 31 and 35-36 taken from the book “Thai Yoga Massage” by Kam Thye Chow• Illustrations and photos from slides 6, 8-14, 20, 31, and 37-45 taken from the book “Thai Massage Manual” by Maria Mercati• Illustrations from slides 2 and 15 taken from the manual “Handbook for Basic Massage Course” by the Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj• Illustration from slide 21 taken from the book “Nuad Bo-Rarn: Ancient Massage of Thailand” by Chongkol & Atchrara Setthakorn

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