Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thursday 25th July 2013
Whenever I travel to new places or visit different clubs to talk to their clinicians & sports scientists, I am always on the look out for new techniques or treatment approaches that will compliment my style of sports physiotherapy.  As a result my style is a broad mix of various styles of manual therapy & conditioning work, all melded together to satisfy my clinical reasoning perspective.

Since arriving in Thailand, I have been keen to study Thai massage after being on the receiving end in the UK on several occasions.  As the approach incorporates a traditional combination of acupressure & tissue mobilisation techniques along energy meridian lines, in conjunction with yoga-like stretching, it sits comfortably alongside an integrated exercise & manual therapy framework in a sports injuries setting.  In fact, a reasoned combination, I believe would achieve some fantastic results both in the short & long term for many athletes.

From the perspective of the therapist, Thai massage is extremely efficient, with techniques being applied using body weight contacted through thumbs, fingers, hands, forearms, elbows, knees & feet.  When conducted correctly, both masseur & patient should feel an easy flow of energy, delivered smoothly & efficiently, which really takes the strain off the hands & arms that some massage disciplines demand.

As a result, with some thorough research, I managed to find a training school with a great reputation for teaching the discipline in small classes & have been working my way through levels 1 & 2, with great interest.  Thus after passing my 90 minute practical exams, I now intend to undertake my level 3 intermediate course.

My thanks goes to all the wonderful teachers at SVG Thai Massage Training Center, who have been fantastic to work with & my fellow students, who have been great fun to learn alongside.  

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