One of the things every Thai Massage course must cover. Critical safety points and contra-indications to keep in mind before starting your Thai Massage session. These are an absolute must for any budding practitioner and should be crucial element in any Thai Massage training.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS IN THAI MASSAGE
Thai Massage courses must cover these contra-indications in detail. Very often Thai Massage schools gloss over these issues leaving students stranded. Here are the main Contra-indications of Thai Massage.
LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION & THAI MASSAGE
When practicing Thai massage most students have been taught the standard contra-indications. Some follow them and some forget them. The one contra-indication that people do remember is that of Slip Disc. Students are taught not to put the client in any position of forward bending or twists that might complicate the issue.
MASSAGE – THIS CAN’T BE SAFE?
A couple of days ago I came across a unique style of massage therapy in this incredible video. This video was most probably taken in some part of Western India shows an old man in a dhoti (Indian wrap around for men) sitting beside a client (a man) lying in prone position. The old man is using a metal hammer and mallet to vigorously whack the hell out of what seems like this man’s spine and then around his hips. When done he asks his client to stand up and touch his toes which the client does and all is well. You can watch it here too.