Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
At TMC, students get the opportunity to learn and participate with the Thai culture and Thai community. TMC encourage students to give back to the community where they come and learn the ancient knowledge.
Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand presentation at the 9th Chiang Mai International Health Conference 2016.
Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand presentation at the 7th Chiang Mai International Health Conference 2014.
"Longevity Lifestyle by Lanna Health Hub"
The event was a joint cooperation by the governor of Chiang Mai, the Public Health, the Commerce and Education Departments and also by the Health Association, Massage and Spa Association, Thai Massage School Association. The conference was honored by dignitaries from several embassies and consulates and local international private sectors.
TMC students attended the conference.
Thai Massage Stretching with Safety: A Demonstration Presentation
Introduction by Kanchanoo Muangsiri
School Director/ Co-founder
Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand
Thai massage is beneficial to both body and mind even to spiritual aspect.
This presentation is about stretching and to perform with safety to both the recipient and the therapist.
Stretching is an important part of Thai massage. It enhances effectiveness and produce immediate result in some. Thai massage stretching also present the artistic version of the Thai art. The movement is elegant with calculated posture to bring about the result. The heart of the Thai massage stretching is the knowledge and competent practice of the performer. This will only accomplish with proper training from a qualified teacher of Thai massage.
Anyone who has the love for Thai massage can be one who offers this ancient art with successful result and with safety.
The cautions below are part of what massage therapist need to follow prior to perform or not to offer stretching position to the recipient.
Contraindications to Thai Massage Stretching
(and can be applied to Thai massage in general)
- Injury or inflammation of muscles
- Bone fracture and/or joint dislocation
- Nerve related conditions
- Severe ache and pain
- Fever from any cause
- Acute none severe illnesses
- High blood pressure
- Vascular conditions
- Pregnancy/Menstruating woman
- Ill health – chronic conditions
- Other unsure physical conditions and illnesses
Some Safety Rules to Thai Massage Stretching
- Do not perform massage techniques involving raising recipient’s leg(s) above the heart level on a person who has heart condition, high blood pressure, is pregnant or in menstruating cycle.
- Do not perform back stretching massage on a person who has back bone (spinal) problems.
- Do not perform neck stretching massage on a person who has neck bone (cervical) problems.
- Do not perform stretching massage on a weak or chronically ill person.
- Ask for recipient’s approval before performing stretching positions.
- If recipient resists while performing stretching position, therapist must stop and ask recipient’s condition before continuing.
- When in doubt of recipient’s condition, do not perform stretching massage.
The details stretching effect to muscles on the body are listed in the Thai massage text book Ancient Thai Massage Healing with Life Force 3rd Edition by Jan Chaithavuthi and Kanchanoo Muangsiri available at www.Thaimassagebook.com and part of the text provided at Level I.
Video presentation by TMC teachers and GCT 600 Hour Program students.
Thai massage stretching with safety postures by Boris Vukovic Neira, Shane T.U.Shiroma and Benjamin Sheppard: GCT Teacher Training 600 Hour Program.
Live presentation of Thai Massage Stretching with Safety by Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand teachers.
Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand: All staff-teachers and students are united.
Chiang Mai International Health Conference presentation.
Venerated Monk: Pass Away
Venerated Monk Loaung Phor SAMAI of Wat Nong Yanang
TMC's Monk Teacher & Advisor passed away
14 December 2013 at the age of 67
Thailand is mourning for the loss of the great healer Monk.
He was honored for outstanding Thai traditional medicine doctor 2011.
He established Thai Traditional Medicine BS degree curriculum for several universities.
He was a great and passionate teacher. His knowledge passed on to us among his thousand students will be carried on for the benefit of all mankind.
TMC Celebration of Anniversary
TMC was officially presided over by the Last Princess of Lanna, Dr.Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai on September 9, 2001. In 2005 received Royal Award best school and in 2001, received best Quality Assurance category in Excellence from the Ministry of Education, Private School Sector. Each year students who are with the school commemorate its occasion.
Jan Chaithavuthi, TMC founder was the keynote speaker at the 6th Chiang Mai International Health Promotion Meeting 2013, held on 9-10 August 2013. Topic "Thai Massage as Holistic Healing"
Students of TMC were invited to complimentarily attend this 2 day conference.
Memorable Visit by Father and Son: Ronan Le Joncour from Belgium TMC GCT 300 teacher in 2006: TMC students often return to visit school as part of their trips when they travel back to Thailand-Chiang Mai. Ronan brought his son to visit the school and pointed out his photo in the alumni book. Ronan mentioned that his son wishes to take the same class like his Dad in 5 years from now! TMC is like a family to all who have been here…
Wai Kruu: Teacher Prayer
Students and teachers joined in sacred ceremony "Wai Kruu" offered prayer to honor and respect to all their teachers in their lives. The ceremony is held once a year in October during the anniversary of King Rama V whom we honor as the Father of Thai Massage.
Heartfelt Visit by top executives from AAMT, Australia and NHPC, Canada
Tricia Hughes CEO Australia Association of Massage Therapists.
Colleen MacDougall Executive Manager Natural Health Practitioner of Canada
Honorable guests at TMC school. Take a tour of the school and received massage by TMC teachers.
Visit the children and the members at Special People Foundation Chiang Dao Disabled Center. During the opening of the Children Rehabilitation Room.
Education time for TMC teachers: TMC teachers and management have the honor to visit and pay respect to our Monk teacher and our direct teacher at the temple all together during Thai New Year. Wat Nong Ya Nang, Uthaitani April 2010.
TMC teachers pay respect and receive - review and further training in therapeutic Thai massage from our great teacher "Arjan Tuan": Direct disciple for nearly 30 years from our Monk Teacher.
TMC team visited stroke (partial paralysis) patients at the temple compound. They perform self exercise; receive massage therapy and herbal steam.
TMC team visited the famous Wat Tung Boa Pan, Lumpang - known for treating stroke patients. The temple is well organized treatment set up. They receive massage with herbs and herbal bath.
High ranking officials from Office of the Private Education Commission visited TMC 14 August 2009
Amazing result of GCT and TMC teachers training to 9 teens from the detention facility.
The girls studied 90 hour Thai massage training and volunteer to offer Thai massage to the disabled at Chiang Dao Disable Center in December 2007.
Yogananda Foundation (The name has been changed to Special People Foundation)
TMC provide support by giving massage service to the members. GCT and Intensive program interns went to the center and offered massage to the members with great result.
TMC will provide massage training to the members and the family members very soon.
Lunch Time for Giver and Receiver
Using Herbal Ball with Thai massage
The members participate in painting Earth Bag as their recreation, and most important, for their food and living. Please see www.yoganandafoundation.orgfor complete details.
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TMC welcome Australia Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) members for continuing education training in Thai massage October 2006.
GCT 2006-2007 graduation at TMC
Collection of Students' Performances
Supannika Class 2007 gave a Supannika tree to TMC… see how it grows in the rainbow!
Loy Kratong: Full moon November 2005-2007:
The holy festival to honor the Buddha and pay respect to the river of life by prepare, decorate flower base with flower, candle, incense and float it in the river. TMC students learned how to make them and proudly finished them during their lunch break.
Tentative schedule; students who learn the course in November during fullmoon period will get to enjoy how to do flower ''Krathong" in addition to the Thai massage course.