One Hundred Benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Traditional Thai Massage

The 100 Benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga

Anthony B. James Prof. Anthony B. James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), Ph.D. (IM), Ph.D. (Hospitaller Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Monsignor Native Bishop, Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil, Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine

Benefits of SomaVeda with Ajahn Dr. J

The 100 benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is the title of this article; however, as many of the benefits listed here contain more than one listed benefit? There are many more than a hundred! There are many times more than 1oo benefit. It matters not whether we separate them according to traditional, anecdotal, or scientifically verified or documented literature and studies…

What research and benefits I have collected must be a drop in the bucket! At best, they represent the easiest to find or most commonly observed. In actual practice, the list is endless and ever-growing. Such is the possibility of the vital contribution to the world’s health and well-being that this healing arts and its derivatives represent.

They are also known as Traditional Thai Medical Massage (Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai) or slang as “Thai Massage’. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, as a sophisticated, elegant, evolving, traditional, and well-researched Indigenous System of Natural Medicine, has many benefits.

In today’s questioning and cynical world, it is essential to experience and share this practice’s documented traditional outcomes and benefits with its ancient roots. Developed for thousands of years in the old traditional Buddhist and Ayurveda healing centers of South Asia, Thailand, and Southeast Asia, Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Traditional Massage and Thai Ayurveda continues to develop as an elegant, evolving internationally recognized traditional medicine.

The primary benefits traditionally were spiritual, psychological, and emotional. They are based on the concept of “Promiiwiihan Sii,” or Four Boundless/Unlimited States of Mind and Being: Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. There are almost too many secondary physical/ structural, practical, healing, and medical benefits of learning Thai Yoga and sharing and practicing as an expert! Truthfully, we can say that learning Traditional Thai Yoga, as a genuine alternative medicine, is an excellent alternative to massage therapy or allopathic medicine in most instances.

Please note: when we say “Traditional Thai Yoga or a style such as SomaVeda® Thai Yoga,” we mean styles or traditional systems that incorporate the whole gamut of traditional remedies, including but not limited to Spiritual, Mental- Psychological, Energy, and Frequency-based protocols, Emotional and physical… including biologic issues with an emphasis on all areas of life such as Mindfulness and Puja, Sacred Nutrition and eating strategies for medicinal food and balancing diets, use of all medicinal herbs and conjunctive strategies using foods, herbs, aromatics, minerals, salts, water & juices accompanied with both facilitated and self-meditation, Yoga (Reusi Dotton), Traditional Thai Physical Therapy (TPT/ TTPT), Traditional Chinese Tuina Massage “Nuad Chin,” hands-on (Marma-chikitsa). One good example of a complex traditional therapy is “Nuat Prakhop Samun Prai,” or Thai Herbal Compress/ Poultice or Herb – aroma therapy Balls conjunctive with Thai Yoga Chirothesia (hands-on).

Please Note! The list below needs to be more comprehensive and is growing daily as new scientific research comes to light!

Dr. Anthony B. James, Nuad Boran, Akha Village, 1988, Indigenous, Thai Traditional, Native & Tribal Medicine

General Benefits of Integrative Indigenous and Traditional Therapies Treatment adjuncts: Thai Yoga Therapy and or Thai Massage

Traditionally considered “good for what ails you!”

Ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James study Thai Indigenous Medicine with the Akha Tribe in Chiangrai, Thailand

Anecdotal Evidence- Including Experiential Evidence derived in Clinic and Private Practice Settings. Includes illnesses and conditions described in stone; Wat Po Epigraphy is located on the temple grounds of Wat Po. Anyone can do it. Bangkok, Thailand (Circa 1763):

  1. As good for the practitioner as it is for the receiver
  2. Activates experience of Joy
  3. Based on genuine Indigenous, Traditional, Native, Tribal, Familial, and or Natural spiritual and vitality-based medicine systems and philosophies. (Native American (North and South American), Traditional Thai Medicine, Classical Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Naturopathy/ Homeopathy.
  4. Can be done in groups and or in less than-private surroundings
  5. It can be done virtually anywhere in any clinical or home environment
  6. It can be done with no hands and or “Hands-Free.”
  7. Can address and support treatment for infertility
  8. It does not require special equipment
  9. Helpful in reducing dependence and or eliminating psychiatric medications for various disorders.
  10. Integrates mind, body, and spirit
  11. Increases happiness and general well-being for receivers and therapists/ counselors alike.
  12. Is by definition a form of Chirothesia / Laying on of Hands health care (1)
  13. Mostly anecdotal. However, new scientific research supports the knowledge, wisdom, and practical solutions for suffering, injury, and disease and the promotion and maintenance of well-being passed down directly to our practitioners and ministers through our elders through hundreds of generations.
  14. Practically expresses loving kindness (Promiiwihan Sii)
  15. Reduces toxicity and stagnation in breast tissue and surrounding areas.
  16. Religious Practitioners May be legal to practice without a Medical and or Massage License (1, 2, 3)
  17. Supports community
  18. Sharing facilitates nurturing and community values.
  19. The practice can be an expression of compassion.
  20. The practice causes little or no harm to the world’s ecosystem.

Scientific Documentation Evidence- Including Published Scientific Papers, Articles, and Referenced Clinical Research. (Not all inclusive- We are still collecting references)

  1. Addresses nutritional and food issues and increases nutrient motility (1, 2, 3, 4)
  2. Traditional Thai Complimentary Foods and Diets contain complementary probiotic benefits (1)
  3. Analgesic Effect (12345678910)
  4. Arterial Performance Improvement (12)
  5. Bed Ridden Patient: Non-ambulatory with conditions/complications: e.g., bed sore, pneumonia, and urinary tract infection decreased (12)
  6. Beneficial effect on Autistic Children’s behavior (123)
  7. Boosts immune system and helps increase resistance to infection (1234567)
  8. Can facilitate and assist the release of afterbirth (1)
  9. Can be performed on a Portable Massage Chair (1)
  10. Chemotherapy Benefits: Reduces significantly pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, and drowsiness (1234567)
  11. Chronic Neck Pain reduction (123456, 7, 8)
  12. Decreases Spasticity and aids in rehabilitation in elderly stroke patients ( 1234, 5)
  13. Decreases Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy in children and adolescents (1, 2)
  14. Reduces Knee Pain in the elderly (12, 34)
  15. Decreases Lactic Acid and Blood Glucose Levels post-event Athletes (1)
  16. Improves athletic recuperation post-event, improving autonomic modulation of heart rate and cardiorespiratory parameters (1, 2)
  17. Diabetes Type II: Assist and or may assist in management (123, 4)
  18. Effective in reducing Migraine Headache severity (1, 2, 3, 45)
  19. Effective treatment for Repetitive Stress Disorders (123456)
  20. Effective lymphatic Drainage modality, reducing and eliminating stagnant lymph, lymphadenitis/ lymphedema, and lymphadenopathy. (Acts as a Complex Decongestive Therapy/ Complete Decongestive Therapy: CDT is especially beneficial post-surgery)(1234)
  21. Effective in treating TMJ (temporal, Mandibular Cranial, and Jaw Dysfunction) (1)
  22. Effectiveness of the court-type traditional Thai massage versus topical diclofenac in treating patients with myofascial pain syndrome in the upper trapezius (12345)
  23. Effectiveness compared to acupuncture for myofascial back pain. An excellent complement to acupuncture treatment. (1234567,8)
  24. Enhances the function of the parasympathetic nervous system and other stress-related variables (123456)
  25. It is famous for its relaxation effect (1)
  26. Equally helpful for infants, geriatrics (1, 2)
  27. Facilitates Birth and Delivery, May reduce Postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery (1)
  28. Flow practice improves cardiovascular fitness (123, 4)
  29. Preventive Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Co-morbidities (1, 2)
  30. Helps with weight management (stimulates metabolic processes)(Traditional Thai Yoga, coupled with Traditional Thai Herbs may be applied for the prevention and or treatment of obesity or hyperlipidemia (123, 4, 5) 6, 7)
  31. Helps normalize blood sugar levels (1)
  32. Hypertension Treatment: Antihypertensive (12345, 6)
  33. It is an excellent way for patients to be more active and engaged in an active lifestyle. (12)
  34. Increase bone density, reabsorption, and formation by stressing connective tissue and “bending the bones” (12)
  35. Increases lean muscle mass (1234)
  36. Improves cellular immunity in Colorectal Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy (12)
  37. Improves Gait Speed and balance performance in the elderly, including trunk flexibility, especially for stride length of maximal gait speed, gait cycle duration of maximal gait speed, single-leg-stance test, time-up-and-go test, and sit-and-reach test (1, 2345678, 9)
  38. Improves balance in children (1)
  39. Increases tendon and connective tissue extensibility. Strengthens extensor and supports ligaments in breast tissue, thus correcting sedentary/ non-ambulatory based atrophy and decrepitude. (1)
  40. Improves physical fitness, performance, injury, and fatigue recovery in athletes (12345678910111213)
  41. It improves Max VO2, aerobic performance, and how much oxygen your body can absorb and use during exercise. It may improve respiratory function during respiratory illnesses. (123)
  42. Improves Sleep Performance and reduces Insomnia symptoms (12)
  43. Increases relaxation and decreases anxiety and pain in Scapulocostal Syndrome patients (1, 2, 3, 45678910)
  44. Increases tendon, connective tissue density, and elasticity (1)
  45. Increases Flexibility, range of motion, countermovement jump, and squat jump performance (12345, 6)
  46. Increases Oxygen Saturation (O2) in muscles (123)
  47. Increases range of motion and reduce resistance to movement (PNF) (12345,6)
  48. Integrates and supports the proper alignment of all structural parts of the body without ballistics or force. (Non-ballistic, non-specific, facilitated, passive assisted, natural range of motion supporting nominal osseous structural alignment) (12345)
  49. Low-impact exercise (1)
  50. Lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (” bad” cholesterol) (1, 2, 3)
  51. Lupus, autoimmune syndrome support and adjunct treatment and improves immune function (1234)
  52. Normalizes blood pressure (BP) (Reduces muscle tension)(1234567)
  53. It may alleviate oxidative stress and improve the antioxidant system (12)
  54. May improve mental and emotional/ psychological/ neuro-emotional issues (1234)
  55. May reduce Postpartum Depression (123)
  56. Improves Lactation, Breastfeeding, nursing, and milk delivery. Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy reduces nursing-related pain and discomfort. Thai Yoga Therapy minimizes the time from delivery to milk secretion in postpartum mothers. It induces lactation. (12)
  57. Decrease Breast Engorgement Pain, Breast Pain pre- and postpartum mothers. (1)
  58. More effective than OTC in the symptomatic treatment of Osteoarthritis pain (12345678)
  59. Osteoarthritis of the Knee: More Effective than Oral Ibuprofen (NSAID) for Joint Pain, Structural and functional failure of the synovial joints; degradation of articular cartilage but also a variable subchondral bone reaction, and alteration of other joint structures, including the synovial membrane, meniscus, capsule, ligaments, and periarticular muscle. The clinical features of OA include joint pain with activity, transient stiffness in the morning or after rest, restricted motion, joint crepitus, periarticular tenderness, bony swelling, and functional disability.: (123456)
  60. It may improve activities of daily living, mood and sleep patterns, and pain intensity of stroke patients over time. (1, 2345, 6)
  61. It may reduce the risk of some cancers. In other cases, edema may be an indication/ risk factor (Static Lymph and or site toxic)(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  62. Myofascial Pain Syndrome significantly reduced (12345678, 9, 101112, 13, 141516)
  63. Office Syndrome: Reduces symptoms: Office syndrome, i.e., Myofascial pain syndrome, is one of many problems that has been claimed and defined as “painful conditions with trigger points, local and referred pain, tenderness, referred autonomic phenomena” (1, 2, 3456789101112)
  64. Parkinson’s: May improve limb muscle strength (123)
  65. Promotes health-related fitness, bone formation, and quality of life in menopausal women (123)
  66. Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “Good” cholesterol) (1, 2, 3)
  67. Reduces and eliminates active/ latent Trigger Points and equalizes/reduces areas of low oxygen, chronic inflammation, and high neurologic activity. (123456)
  68. Reduces pain, particularly in soft tissue, joint, back, low back, and neck pain (12345678, 9, 1011121314151617181920, 21)
  69. Reduces and or eliminates cystic and or fibrotic syndromes and corresponding nodules (1)
  70. Reduces Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome (12345678, 9)
  71. Reduces Symptoms of Myofascial Pain more efficiently than Conventional Medical Treatments (123456789)
  72. Reduces symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression (123456789101112)
  73. Reduces academic stress in students and learning environments (1)
  74. Subsidies Pain of Chronic Tension-Type Headaches (1, 2, 34567)
  75. Reduces risk of Heart attack (12345)
  76. Reduces limitations and improves hand mobility for Scleroderma patients (12)
  77. Reduces Trapezius- Upper Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome (1234567)
  78. Respiratory Syndromes, Pneumonia and boost lymphocyte numbers significantly (123)
  79. Self-Foot Massage Benefits (12, 3)
  80. Significantly reduces Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients (12, 3)
  81. Significantly reduces Chronic pain (1234, 5, 678910111213141516)
  82. A subgroup of non-specific and or chronic LBP (Lumber Plexus Block)© patients: Effective for joint mobilization (12)
  83. Stroke Patients: Improves motoric status and reduces the incidence of pressure sores in stroke patients (123)
  84. TTM Traditional Herbal remedies proven to kill Head and Neck Cancer (12, 3, 4, 5)
  85. Steamed Herbal Compress adjunct therapy reduces Myofascial Pain Syndrome (1)
  86. Virtual cure for many soft tissue/ connective tissue disorders (Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)(123, 456)
  87. Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder & Joint Flexibility of Shoulder Joint (123456)
  88. Well-tolerated light-intensity exercise stimulus when prescribed as an exercise program for obese older adults, especially when combined with a Thai Vedic diet. (12, 3)
  89. It may improve Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) such as leaking urine, sudden and frequent urges to pee, weak stream or feeling like you can’t empty your bladder, peeing involuntarily, and straining to pee. Traditional Thai Yoga (Traditional Thai Massage) may be equivalent to or more effective than Drug Tamsulosin: (1)
  90. It may be more effective in the treatment of Chronic Constipation versus Senokot (1)
  91. Compliment and or alternative to Western allopathic physical therapy (12345,6, 7)
  92. Dynamic Stretching (123)
  93. Improves Range of Motion and reduces passive stiffness of injured Hamstring Muscles (1234)
  94. Significantly reduces symptoms of paresis/ paralysis, improving the patient’s sit-up, stand and walk (1, 2)
  95. When practiced clinically, including using indigenous medicinal plants of Traditional Thai Medicine, there are many significant benefits: high efficacy in inhibiting lipid oxidation, scavenging of free radicals, and reduction of ferric ions. Furthermore, the pharmacological activity of alcohol extracts of Khlu leaves has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and anti-tuberculosis properties. In addition, a recent study reported that the crude aqueous extract of Khlu leaves could potentially be used as a new anti-cancer agent due to its ability to inhibit the proliferation and migration of human brain malignant glioma cancer cells (GBM8401) and human cervical cancer cells (HeLa cells). (1)

 

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Research Paper Bibliography
1.     The effect of Thai massage with virgin coconut oil toward motoric status and incident of pressure sores on stroke patients: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-effect-Thai-massage-with-virgin-coconut-oil-and-Rahayu-Pujiastuti/4790cf454347c007f410a0375ced0e5e9dffd2e9
2.     The acute effect of different massage durations on the squat jump, countermovement jump, and flexibility performance in muay Thai athletes: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-acute-effect-of-different-massage-durations-on-Bayer-Eken/d360801588afa06da7d3fdfa33c4d4c56835827d
3.     Gait Analysis of Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Before and After Thai Massage Treatment: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Gait-Analysis-of-Patients-with-Knee-Osteoarthritis-Senavongse-Sudsaneha/8ad43d4f472469e49e3724c8f0a2a0fad8d897f2
4.     A Comparative Randomized Controlled Trial Study: The Effects of Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage plus Meditation versus Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage Only on Reducing Pain among the Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-Comparative-Randomized-Controlled-Trial-Study%3A-of-Srikaew-Pawa/2b2375a100e88709f8595dc45184cd7fc16411f9
5.     The Effect of Traditional Thai Massage on Quality of Sleep in Adults with Sleep Problems: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effect-of-Traditional-Thai-Massage-on-Quality-Chompoopan-Eungpinichpong/bc0b649b2f664360bc539231912a62bec5ab9883
6.     Pengaruh Pemberian Traditional Thai Massage Terhadap Penurunan Nyeri Pada Upper Back Pain: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Pengaruh-Pemberian-Traditional-Thai-Massage-Nyeri-Dewi-Supriyadi/7235c25ad1ed362499aa61101360a3e7fb437046
7.     Effectiveness of the court-type traditional Thai massage versus topical diclofenac in treating patients with myofascial pain syndrome in the upper trapezius: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effectiveness-of-the-court-type-traditional-Thai-in-Boonruab-Niempoog/678f57390da13155da10ec20bf3e1229499d53bf
8.     The Effectiveness of Thai Massage and Joint Mobilization: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effectiveness-of-Thai-Massage-and-Joint-Juntakarn-Prasartritha/31a5bc69e293b1e79d949153839944b7a353917a
9.     Comparative Study the Efficacy of Thai Massage and Analgesic Drug (Diclofenac) to Relief Shoulder Pain – การศึกษาเปรียบเทียบประสิทธิผลการนวดไทยกับการใช้ ยาไดโคลฟีแนค (Diclofenac) ในการลดอาการปวดบ่า: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Comparative-Study-the-Efficacy-of-Thai-Massage-and-Sitikaipong-Tangsukruthai/6a6fc453f62d37e669abecf32331546e644e561a

10. Can therapeutic Thai massage improve upper limb muscle strength in Parkinson’s disease? An objective randomized-controlled trial: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Can-therapeutic-Thai-massage-improve-upper-limb-in-Miyahara-Jitkritsadakul/a156c8368e099c97233b04ed86eb69e693680c74

11.  Can therapeutic Thai massage improve upper limb muscle strength in Parkinson’s disease? An objective randomized-controlled trial: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29736380/
12.  Effects of the Tui-na and Thai Massage Techniques on Vascular
Arterial Compliance in Middle-aged Korean Men: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2d43/fd6d61782c53d3d0513e35e0cdcb7e6e10d6.pdf
13.  The Effect of Thai Massage and Sports Massage on Decreasing Low Acids and Blood Glucose: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effect-of-Thai-Massage-and-Sport-Massage-on-Low-Utami-Nurkholis/f530d59188a4d33034c6c30dd115b5be553aa56d

14.  A Comparative Study of Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage Versus Diclofenac Gel on Function of Shoulder and Ability of Arm in Patients with Frozen Shoulder: A Randomized, Controlled Trial: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-Comparative-Study-of-Court-Type-Traditional-Thai-Tankitjanon-Palanuvej/8e061b7dd956283d9b385cef952c60f75f3e2c1e
15.  Immediate Effects of Self-Thai Foot Massage on Skin Blood Flow, Skin Temperature, and Range of Motion of the Foot and Ankle in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. : https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Immediate-Effects-of-Self-Thai-Foot-Massage-on-Skin-Chatchawan-Jarasrungsichol/f8ea11e9057357976186b178d3c0286821f3980c
16.  A randomized comparative study of traditional Thai massage and Thai boxing exercise on clinical-based outcomes in patients with scapulocostal syndrome: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35576853/
17.  Comparative study of the immediate therapeutic effects between modified active release technique and traditional Thai massage on pain alteration in a patient with scapulocostal syndrome: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Comparative-study-of-the-immediate-therapeutic-and-Nongharnpitak-Arayawichanon/858d7a73f6d69a0251244ecd30a78d8a5a5520ff
18.  Bed-ridden Patients with Low Socio-Economic Status and Role of Traditional Thai Massage Practitioner Assistant in Khonburi, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand – ผู้ป่วยยากจนติดบ้านติดเตียง และบทบาทของ ผู้ช่วยแพทย์แผนไทยในอําเภอครบุรี จังหวัดนครราชสีมา : https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Bed-ridden-Patients-with-Low-Socio-Economic-Status-Numsangkul-Aekplakorn/be865ad178744a191cfeabf566722b2d185a0815

19. Immediate Effects of Traditional Thai Massage on Psychological Stress as Indicated by Salivary Alpha-Amylase Levels in Healthy Persons: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Immediate-Effects-of-Traditional-Thai-Massage-on-as-Sripongngam-Eungpinichpong/7a04b7324e65a12ddb057322eed5bc2f838fa0f2

20.  A short-term hindlimb massage program can improve gait symmetry in riding school horses  https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/10.3920/CEP220022
21.  Traditional Chinese Massage For Chronic Neck Pain: Denka Marinova: National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski,” Sofia, Bulgaria: http://journal.nsa.bg/pdf/icass2022/Volume%202/154.pdf
22.  Genomic Insight into Pediococcus acidilactici HN9, a Potential Probiotic Strain Isolated from the Traditional Thai-Style Fermented Beef Nhang https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Genomic-Insight-into-Pediococcus-acidilactici-HN9%2C-Surachat-Kantachote/7ca6bc73940224ba948c2c5479a999c4e2f011bb
23.  Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibition and Molecular Docking of Isolated Compounds from Traditional Thai Medicinal Plant, Neuropeltis racemosa Wall. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Alpha-Glucosidase-Inhibition-and-Molecular-Docking-Sakulkeo-Wattanapiromsakul/6a70633dd25e87aea658cd6e88264fe7cd77d79a
24.  A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Court-Type Traditional Thai Massage versus Amitriptyline in Patients with Chronic Tension-Type Headache  https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-Randomized-Controlled-Trial-on-the-Effectiveness-Damapong-Kanchanakhan/dee8d8953f956ccfd2de7c1db7a304867b8935d1
25.  Determination of melatonin content in traditional Thai herbal remedies used as sleeping aids https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Determination-of-melatonin-content-in-traditional-Padumanonda-Johns/d154c7804c54a4c0d918a6b073e1a71958843f2d
26.   Screening for anti-pancreatic lipase properties of 28 traditional Thai medicinal herbs; Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115002245?via%3Dihub
27.  EFFECTS OF TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE ON HEART RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE, AND ANXIETY IN DEPRESSION PATIENTS: A PILOT STUDY https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/EFFECTS-OF-TRADITIONAL-THAI-MASSAGE-ON-HEART-RATE%2C-Chompoopan/39b468294b8aa9323d111b57b4081f46765cd5ed
28.  Quantitative analysis and formulation development of a traditional Thai antihypertensive herbal recipe https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Quantitative-analysis-and-formulation-development-a-Charoonratana-Songsak/33c883af17a846b521886b4d837c69c8e73391bc
29.  Roles of meditation on alleviation of oxidative stress and improvement of antioxidant system https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21280542/
30.  The Effectiveness of Effleurage Back Massage Therapy on Pain, Pulse, Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure, and Respiration among Post-Operative Clients in Selected Hospitals, Andhra Pradesh: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:255601075
31.  Physiological and Psychological Effects of Parental traditional Thai Massage on Children with Autism: A Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial: Hui Ruan; Wichai Eungpinichpong; Hua Wu; Chanda Aonsri: https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/41839/accepted
32.   Immediate Effect of Thai Massage on Gait Parameters In Normal Adults: A Pilot Study: https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/960/820 and https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/IMMEDIATE-EFFECTS-OF-THAI-MASSAGE-ON-GAIT-IN-NORMAL-Tatchananusorn/394a4397a848fccd72479a18bce3f2c809013d34
33.   A randomized crossover trial comparing Thai and Swedish massage for fatigue and depleted energy: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30100318/
34.   Aberrant NKG@D receptor expression on CD 4 T cells were considerably reduced by accumulated effect of traditional Thai Massage in Thai Elderly: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:255387869
35.   A comparison of effectiveness of Thai Traditional Massage and Tamsulosin in Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A randomized Controlled Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:245836080
36.   Effect of Court-Type Thai Traditional Massage Versus Senokot Treatment on Chronic Constipation: A Randomized Controlled Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:222152931
37.   Thai Massage, and Herbal Compress versus Oral Ibuprofen in Systematic Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial: Natthakarn Chiranthanut, Nutthiya Hanprasertpong, and Supanimit Teekachunhatean: Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University,
Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/79a6/34614232b81a24a3e02210c350adf64ed15c.pdf
38.   Clinical Effects of Thai Herbal Compress: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:4988874
39.  Effect of Herbal Compresses for Maternal Breast Engorgement at Postpartum: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Sukwadee Ketsuwan  1 Nongyao Baiya  1 Panwara Paritakul  2 Wipada Laosooksathit  2 Pawin Puapornpong  2; Breastfeeding medicine: the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29688768/
40.  The Effect of Thai Herbal Compress on Knee Osteoarthritis Pain among Elderly: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effects-of-Thai-Herbal-Compress-on-Knee-Pain-Phromjuang/b4ffa99de83ce63071e30c1456d099abb09f7054
41.   The Distinction of Hot Herbal Compress, Hot Compress, and Topical Diclofenac as Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:4538485
42.   Effectiveness comparison between Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture for myofascial back pain in Thai military personnel: a preliminary report: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:4538485
43.   Thai traditional massage: efficiency-assessment of three traditional massage methods on office workers: an explorative study; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:10123923
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50.  Effect of combining passive muscle stretching and whole body vibration on spasticity and physical performance of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effect-of-combining-passive-muscle-stretching-and-Tupimai-Peungsuwan/8837989e8312660b896ff149ccbf84918f42ff1d
51.   The effectiveness of Thai Exercise with Traditional Massage on the Pain, Walking Ability and QOL (Quality of life) of Older People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial in the Community; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Effectiveness-of-Thai-Exercise-with-Traditional-Peungsuwan-Sermcheep/6d8ef734050b69474c5d2ec74c649eeefea4cb7a
52.   The effects of Thai massage on resistance to fatigue of back muscles in chronic low back pain patients; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:68055514
53.   Effects of massage as a recuperative technique on autonomic modulation of heart rate and cardiorespiratory parameters: a study protocol for a randomized clinical trial; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Effects-of-massage-as-a-recuperative-technique-on-a-Junior-Junior/65382425c20fdeb37135341f1df1c66d3aff1118
54.   Acute effects of traditional Thai massage on cortisol levels, arterial blood pressure and stress perception in academic stress condition: a single-blind randomized controlled study; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27210845/
55.  The efficacy of traditional Thai massage for the treatment of chronic pain: A systematic review; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25682523/
56.  A randomized, controlled trial of massage therapy as a treatment for migraine; https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:3684000
57.   Effects of Combined hip exercise and passive stretching on muscle stiffness, pain perception, pain-related disability, and physical function in older adults with low back pain: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:253209747
58.  Effect of Periodized Resistance Training on Skeletal Muscle During Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:236209352
59.  Strength training stops bone loss and builds muscle in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors: a randomized, controlled trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:24142720
60.   Effects of strength training vs. stretching on central arterial compliance in older adults: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:81540767
61.  The effect of Early Passive Range of Motion Exercise on Motor Function of People with Stroke: a Randomized Controlled Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:85513861
62.  Dynamic Stretching Has Sustained Effects on Range of Motion and Passive Stiffness of the Hamstring Muscles: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:73495702
63.  Short-Term Effects of Three Types of Hamstring Stretching on Length, Neurodynamic Response, and Perceived Sense of Effort- A Randomized Cross-Over Trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:253147748
64.  Duration-Dependent Effects of Passive Static Stretching on Musculotendinous Stiffness and Maximal and Rapid Torque and Surface Electromyography Characteristics of the Hamstrings: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:58664111
65.  Effectiveness of Thai traditional massage on upper limb muscle weakness reduction in Parkinson’s disease patients: a randomized control study: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:2591368
66.  A pilot study of therapeutic massage for people with Parkinson’s disease: the added value of user involvement: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:41442767
67.  Effectiveness of traditional Thai massage versus Swedish massage among patients with back pain associated with myofascial trigger points: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:71473067
68.  Effects of Traditional Thai Self-Massage Using a Massage Stick Versus Ibuprofen on Upper Back Pain Associated With Myofascial Trigger Points: A Pilot Study: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:201640885
69.  Effectiveness of traditional Thai self-massage combined with stretching exercises for the treatment of patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:133565207
70.  The effect of royal traditional Thai Massage in patients with myofascial pain syndrome at upper trapezius muscle: A pilot study: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:74341142
71.  Results of Neck and Upper Back Pain from Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatments by Ultrasound Diathermy, Traditional Thai Massage and Ultrasound Diathermy with Traditional Thai Massage: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:53804872
72.  Immediate effects of Traditional Thai Massage for reducing pain in patients with chronic-tension type headache and migraine: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:68958619
73.  Short-term effects of traditional Thai Massage on electromyogram, muscle tension and pain among patients with upper back pain associated with myofascial trigger points: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:11508015
74.  The effect of modified Thai therapeutic massage on pain reduction and knee function in individuals with primary knee osteoarthritis: a randomized control trial: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:68191992
75.  Effectiveness of aromatherapy with light Thai Massage for cellular immunity improvement in colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:1558702
76.  Effectiveness of Foot Massage to Reduce Foot Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:70979563
77.  A Study on Indigenous Knowledge of Paralysis Therapy: A Case of Mae Chanli Plian-ek: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:79549788
78.  Alternative medicine and its application: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:74499275
79.  Serum leptin, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels in people with diabetes following a yoga and diet change program comment to Statins and beta-cell function: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Serum-leptin%2C-cholesterol-and-blood-glucose-levels-Qian-Xu/19099709c9c45eb30c43f89ed0f6a0fe197eccc5
80.  Integrated Yoga and Naturopathy Management (IYNM) of Obesity: A Case Report: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Integrated-Yoga-and-Naturopathy-Management-(IYNM)-A-St-Maheshkumar/54d8598df775ec4ceb14a82371bffca5587c9825
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A New Definition of Pain

The common word “pain” describes certain qualities of imbalance or states of being. However, in this new way of understanding, real pain is represented as an impacting interference wave pattern that causes distortion fields in the Matrix Body. This kind of pain does not support the integration of the awakened consciousness. Stated, pain is a certain type of disturbance or distortion in the body’s electrical field. These distortion fields manifest in the machine (Stress Adaptive Transformational Human Biological Machine) as negative emotions that have an infinite diversity of expression and intensity. These negative emotions are complicating and contributing factors in every form of disease and imbalance of a persistent nature. There is no difference between so-called chronic physical imbalance and chronic emotional or mental imbalance apart from the nefarious role of negative emotions. The negative emotions are the symptoms of deeper energetic distortions.

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Does your faith-based organization, church, seminary, or church teach and practice Natural Medicine? Those “church” members or “goers.” we like to say that we follow Jesus and his example. We refer to Jesus as the “Great Healer,” the “Great Physician,” and we want to emulate his example, yes? Then why do not Christian organizations, churches, and seminaries not operate medical schools and programs teaching the type of medicine Jesus practiced?

Why do 99% of self-identifying Christians go to Allopathic, Technocratic, Collectivist, or Secular (Atheist) Corporate medical care at the first sniffle, cough, or illness of any kind? For thousands of years, 99% of health care was practiced by the “church.”The term “Hospital” was invented and coined by Christian Monastic Physicians to denote a place where healing was physically administered both in the name of and the likeness of Jesus as a role model.

These Monastic Medical institutions treated every we treat today with functional medicine for a thousand years up to the 1920s and 30s. When this function was abolished, mainly to corporations and governments. The past three years’ health, social, and medical debacles illustrate my point perfectly, as the “modern” medical establishment has not only failed but directly contributed to the failure and ongoing harm to millions.

Ask yourself the question. Why does your church, your religious organization, NOT teach the principles of Health and Health Freedom? Why are ordained ministers, not each and everyone, a minister also of Health, Medicine, curing disease, and supporting the wellness of the physical body as well as the spirit? Why do your ministers and pastors recommend you submit to corporate and social agenda-based health care for your many illnesses, and why does your church not have a medical mission or function?

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Let’s Dig Deep Into What Is Thai Yoga Therapy?

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Let’s Dig Deep Into What Is Thai Yoga Therapy?

By Anthony B. James: February 28th. 2023

What are the additional expected benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Programs and Therapy?

The secondary/ incidental outcomes are of lesser importance and may or may not share characteristics similar to or common to many Western massage and massage therapy forms. Some hands-on are similar to effleurage (stroking and kneading the muscles), manipulation (manipulating or aligning osseous or skeletal parts), and pressure point or acupressure style technique (applying deep, consistent pressure to specific nerves, tendons, or ligaments and acupoints or Lom).

To balance the functions of the Four Ayurveda Dosha or body elements called thâat tháng sìi (Thai Lang.) (Lom, Fai, Din, Naam), SomaVeda® Thai Yoga incorporates elements of Prayer, Energetic and Prana Assessment, Mindfulness, Gentle Rocking, Asana Positional Release, Deep Stretching, Focused Breathing or Prana Yama, Chakra balancing, Prana Nadi or Sen Line Balancing, Dancing, Recitation of Sacred Mantra, Dancing Meditation and Dance Therapy (Flow/ Vinyasa), Movement Re-patterning and Rhythmic Compression to create a singular healing experience. It is pretty common for sessions and programs to be performed with music. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, a traditional form of Yoga practice and therapy, also incorporates Ayurvedic Medical Herbology (sacrament), Pancha Karma Detoxification, Meditation, Blessing, and healing prayers in its great toolbox of healing modalities.

Thai Yoga Ayurveda Textbooks: For more specific details, I recommend reading the reference textbooks “Ayurveda of Thailand” and “Ayurveda and Thai Yoga, Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice.”

Where Can I Learn Thai Yoga and Traditional Thai Massage?

 1) The Native American Indigenous Church (N.A.I.C.) provides a registry of approved schools and teachers of SomaVeda® style Thai Yoga, Thai Massage, and Authorized and Approved Certified Providers.
N.A.I.C. Members are legally entitled to practice SomaVeda® Thai yoga massage in all fifty states. Of course, that means as long as what is practiced does not violate existing medical laws or the practice is under the umbrella of an ecclesiastical authority or organization. We are happy to answer any questions about the legal practice of our energetic and spiritually-based art of healing and transformation.

2) The Thai Yoga Center: In the U.S. today, the traditional lineages of Thai Yoga and Thai Massage are passed on via the in Brooksville, Florida through the Mastery and teaching of Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James D.N.M(.P), N.D. (T), D.O.M., Ph.D., M.D.(AM), D.P.H.C.(h.c.), M.Sc., R.A.A.P., SMOKH. Ajahn, Dr. James, Ordained Minister, Diplomat, and Licentiate Monastic physician, after 34 plus years of extensive devotion, practice, and research, brings several different and complimentary traditional lineages to life.

The Native American Indigenous Church, Inc. (N.A.I.C.) and the Thai Yoga Center represent and support authentic Traditional Thai Medicine (T.T.M.), Thai culture, and healing arts. Our member instructors have directly authorized teachers, representatives, and traditional lineage holders in several different conventional secular and Buddhist schools:
•    Buddhai Sawan Institute & Wat Buddhai Sawan Ayudthaya and Nongkam (Buddhist temple and institute famous for both martial and healing arts for 900 years)
•    Phra Wat Chetuphon (Buddhist Temple, Wat Po Traditional Thai Medical School…One of the oldest schools of traditional arts)
•    Buntautuk Hilltribes Northern Provincial Hospital and Training Institute is known as “The Old Medicine Hospital of Shivago Komarpai.”•    ITM (International Thai Massage, Chiangmai)
•    Mama Lek Chaiya
•    The Foundation for the Blind
•   Aachan Tawee:  Buddhist Temple Wat Sawankholok, School for the Blind
•   Wangklaikangwon Industrial Community & Educational College program sponsored by the late H.M. King Bhumibol, Anantasuk Traditional Thai Massage

There are several other significant lineages, teachers, and Grand Masters. Most important is the Buddhism medicine derived from the famous Saint Shivago (Jivaka). In the United States, traditional lineage and teaching are primarily passed on via the educational programs of the S.C.N.M.: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine/ School of Ayurveda: Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, FL.

We recognize all schools formally recognized by the Royal Thai Ministries of Health and of Education and The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (U.T.T.S.) listed or not!

Learn Thai Yoga In Thailand!

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There are many different traditional “schools” of Thai yoga massage. They range from the big university-driven or supported programs of Bangkok to the “family” style oral and traditional lineages of Thailand’s Northern Hill Tribe people, such as Karen, Lisu, Lahu, Mien, and Akha People. Their influence is a growing factor in the modern expression of Thai Massage, especially in the North.

Thai Yoga is an every day or geographically unique system. Modern Thai yoga “massage” synthesizes several different regional variations based on location, region, and in some cases,s the specific influence of a charismatic teacher. Traditionally there was mention of the “Seven Schools.” Of course, there were not in the past only seven schools! Considering this was the primary medicine of millions of people for over a thousand years,s it is logical to assume there were many different schools in operation at one time or another. For example, every temple teaching or practicing these healing arts could have been considered a school; there were hundred,s if not thousand,s of these over the years.

The most famous traditional school in the North is The Buntautuk Northern Hill Tribe Medical Hospital or “The Old Medicine Hospital.” Renowned schools and head Masters, such as Anantasuk Rongrian under Phaa Kruu Anantasuk and Aachan Nantipa Anantasuk, work with the King’s Rajaprajanugroh projects to thoroughly document the traditional medicine and preserve its rich heritage. Under Grand Master Aajan Sintorn Chaichagun (Transitioned November 2005), it has become a national and international phenomenon. Teaching various levels of programs to Thai and farang (foreigners) alike, Aajan Sintorn was also famous for his daily recitation of the Pali Om Namo Shivago prayer and invocation for blessing. Twice daily, he would lead the entire community in this rhythmic and beautiful traditional mantra for healing. In the North, they say, “You don’t know Thai Massage until you know this mantra!” Today the Wat Po Association of Traditional Doctors, member schools, and Ajahn’s or Master Instructors are bringing this work into the modern world.,

Northern Thailand is closer to mainland China, so more Chinese and Laotion-influenced massage techniques exist. For example, a well-known teacher and practitioner in Chiangmai, Mama Lek Chaiya, and her family teach “nûat jàp sên” (nerve-touch massage. This Chinese-style massage technique, like acupuncture, works with the body’s nerve meridians. Some plucking techniques are reminiscent of Tuina and can be pretty unpleasant. However, the ultimate aim of balancing the chi takes precedence over comfort!

It is important to remember that any applications of physical pressure are intended to convey the ProMiiwihan Sii to balance and harmonize the “thâat tháng sìi” and Tri_dosha or Three Winds, Humor or energetically based body types. Thai Yoga is a sophisticated system of exchanging love with pressure, as a hug can convey care, consideration, and love with physical force. It’s just that in Thai Yoga that loving embrace is told with great detail and sophistication.

The practice of Thai Yoga is substantially based on principles of classical Ayurveda as described in the Caraka Samhita Sutra, Susrita Samhita Sutra, Gheranda Samhita, Atharvaveda, Pradipika, and Ramayana, without most of the overt references to Hindu deities. Ayurvedic practices emphasized in Thai Yoga include Samkhya (Sanskrit= Satkhya), Creation Cosmology, Rajas, Satvas and Tamas, Dhatus, Doshas, Sen Lines (Prana Nadi), Lom (Wind Gates, Sanskrit= Marma), Pancha Karma, Asana, Prana Yama, and Mantra. The philosophies and principles of these Ayurvedic texts have also been re-interpreted in Theravada Buddhism. Two influential texts in the Theravada system are the Buddha Dharma and the Vipassana Bhavana.

The four Thai Ayurvedic elements are earth (din-solid parts of the body, including nerves, skeleton, muscles, blood vessels, tendons, and ligaments); water (náam-blood and bodily secretions); fire (fai-digestion and metabolism); and air (lom-respiration, and circulation). Borrowing from India’s Ayurvedic tradition, some practitioners employ Pali-Sanskrit terms for the four bodily elements: pathavidhatu, apodhatu, tecodhatu, and vayodhatu. The book “Lines, Wheels, Points and Specific Remedies” covers this theory in detail.

Thai Yoga Therapy and or Thai massage (Traditional Thai Massage) are systems of yoga therapy, and all aspects of Somaveda® Thai Yoga follow Ayurvedic and yogic principles.

From the Ayutthaya period until early this century, the Thai government’s Department of Health included an official massage division (phanâek mãw nûat). Under the influence of international medicine and modern hospital development, the national propagation/maintenance of temple-based Thai Ayurveda was eventually transferred to Phra Wat Chetaphon (Wat Pho) in Bangkok, where it remains today. Traditional Yoga therapy has persisted in most provinces and has recently been a resurgence in popularity throughout the country. The Wat Po system is divided into two separate and distinctive categories: the tourist massage pavilion and Tourist massage school (Rongrian Sala Thaang Nuat) and the School for Traditional Medicine for training and certification of Maw Nuad (Massage Doctors). There are considerable differences in the term and quality of movement. For example, a tourist may receive an introductory massage certificate in as little as ten days. In contrast, the whole program for Maw Nuad is twelve to fourteen semesters or four full years. In the United States, we have many different levels of recognition for Certified Thai Yoga/Massage Practitioners.

The Royal Thai Ministry of Health relies on the Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (U.T.T.S.) to formulate and maintain standards of practice and competency necessary for the formal licensing of secular, non-religious professional Traditional Thai Medicine providers in the kingdom.

Within the traditional Thai medical context, a Thai Yoga massage therapist (mãw nûat, literally, ‘massage doctor’) usually applies Thai Yoga together with pharmacological (herbal) and psycho-spiritual treatments as prescribed for a specific problem or specific imbalance of the Dosha or winds and humor of the body, mind, and spirit. It is becoming quite popular for many Thais to use traditional Thai Yoga as a relaxation and disease prevention tool rather than for a specific medical problem. However, once you leave the big city and move into the country, you will see more reliance on energy-based medicine. This includes the resurgence and growing popularity of the self-treatment regimes and Yoga practices of “Reusi Dotan” or Reishi Yoga.

Thai Yoga (Thai Massage: slang), SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Are NOT Massage or Massage Therapy!

The term “Thai Massage” is Western slang, promoted mainly by tourists in Thailand. Although time is now standard, it is still misunderstood and misused by the misinformed. It is easy to be confused when similar words, such as “Massage,” but legally, there are distinctions and differences in definitions. Thai Yoga, Traditional Thai Yoga, and “Thai massage” is not the same as “Massage,” “Massage Therapy,” or “bodywork,” as commonly defined in so-called “Massage Laws.”

Please note: In everyday English, when we use the word “massage,e,” we do not mean it in the same context as the typical Western usage. In the West, “Massage” means something like a “rub down” for money or “Systems of activity applied to the soft tissues of the human body for therapeutic, educational, or relaxation purposes” and is primarily referring to mechanical and or manipulative systems derived from Swedish Massage and Massage Therapy. “Thai Yoga and or Thai Massage” (Phaen Boran Ráksãa Thaang Nûat) is entirely unrelated!

Legally words can have different meanings than words used in common, non-legal language. For example, “Massage and Massage Therapy” definitions are based on the practice of “Swedish massage.” “Swedish Massage” is new (less than one hundred years) in European and American culture. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, “The term “massage therapy” encompasses many different techniques (see box for examples). In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the body’s muscles and other soft tissues. They often use their hands and fingers but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet”.

Compare this definition with the definition given for what is Thai Yoga at the beginning of this article “Thai Yoga is comprehensive, sophisticated spiritual, philosophical and energy-based healing arts derivative of Theraveda Buddhism, Buddhist medicine, Buddhist Psychology, Theraveda Vipassana Bhavana, Classical Indian and Tibetan Ayurveda and Yoga Vedanta. ”

Thai yoga therapy (Thai Massage) sounds similar to Western-style massage at first glance, but what is not mentioned in the proceeding definition is that Indigenous Traditional Thai Massage (ITTM/ TTM) is a spiritual, i.e., Ayurveda-based system of healing and movement education (Yoga). It is based entirely on principles of Classical Indian/ Thai Ayurveda, energy balancing (Sen, Tri-Dosha, Lom, Chakra, etc.,) and the actual touching, contact, or soft tissue manipulation is incidental to, and not the central aim of the practice! Again, I want to emphasize this statement: “It is possible to have a Thai Yoga session with little or no actual touching.” However, touching is good! Many spiritual traditions demand believers and followers to “Lay Hands On The Sick, Lame, Blind, Deming” as a sacred duty and responsibility. This work brings fundamental elements and energy into harmony, creating wholeness of mind, body, and spirit.

Thai Ayurveda, Thai Yoga (traditional thai massage) is a spiritually based Chirothesia and or Somatic technique and profession, a modality with standards established in the Buddhist holistic centers and temples thousands of years ago. It has a documented code of ethics known as the Buddha Dharma, The Eight Fold Path, Ahimsa (non-violence), and the “Ten Rules of the Healer.” The Native American Indigenous Church has adopted this healing tradition as an Indigenous Traditional Native Medicine as it is ideally suited for both Native and non-native persons alike to share and practice. Both U.N. and International Treaties and the U.S. Federal code protect traditional Indigenous Medicine and healing practices. See N.A.I.C. Legal Compliance.

There is an established criterion for education and professional practice for services that were never intended to be “Massage” or “Massage therapy.”

Although we teach and practice SomaVeda® Thai Yoga as a spiritual healing modality, we do not require nor promote its practice as exclusive of any faith or religion. Thai Yoga is suitable as a non-sectarian practice of healing for persons of any faith or belief.

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®, SomaVeda® is a Federally Registered Trademark/ Servicemark and proprietary Intellectual Property, All World Rights Reserved.

NAIC Guided Tours Nuad Tok Sen and Sacred Sites 2023

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Join our next Thailand N.A.I.C. Guided Tours Nuad Tok Sen and Sacred Sites: December 2023. Dates: December 7th. To December 19th. 2023

Now Accepting Registrations! (Full Regular price: $4,264.00 Land Only) (Not including Airfare!) Please Note! There are substantial scholarships and discounts available for early registration! Courtesy payment plans are available with a minimum deposit donation! Contact the office directly by email for a prospectus and quote!

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39th. Annual Winter Sacred Sites & Healing Arts, Retreat, and Training Program!

Special Program! Visit Exotic THAILAND in December 2023!

Receive N.A.I.C./ SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, N.C.B.T.M.B., and recognized C.E. hours and hands-on training in Classical Indigenous Thai Yoga, Ayurveda, and Yoga Therapy (Traditional Thai Massage) Certificate in one inclusive training! https://youtu.be/o1AaIG8vBqE https://youtu.be/9MDNjxHAYoc Your experience includes impressive and unique temples, instruction from excellent teachers and Masters, street fairs and markets, food as you’ve never had, Buddhist monks & nuns, music, and nightlife after class. Tours of the beautiful Thai upcountry, hill tribe people and classical dancing, road trips across the country, Uthai Thani, Bangkok, Chonburi, and Thai city life, Riverboats and the Summer Palace, the famous Bangkok shrines and temples with a side trip to the largest outdoor market in Thailand- Chatuchak, Yoga, meditation, energy healing, classes, and fun with like-minded souls.

Too many beautiful Temples to count!

Shopping at Popular Night Markets!

Unlimited opportunities to receive Traditional Thai Massage!

See the country up close and personal in a relaxed style with private Van and Training for professionals who intend to practice in the U.S.! Guides!

Training is for professionals who intend to practice in the U.S.! 5 Full Days of U.T.T.S. Certified Traditional Medicine- Thai Monastic School with Certification on completion! 100 Ce Hours! Not a “Tourist” program and so much more!

Please Note! All two and 3-star accommodations! There are substantial scholarships and discounts available for early registration! Courtesy payment plans are available with a minimum deposit donation! Contact the office directly by email for a prospectus and quote!

This is our 39th annual Winter Thailand excursion; let us show you the hidden, the amazing, the unseen, the miraculous, the special, the sacred, and the fun of traveling and training in Thailand this December 2023! Our experienced guides and facilitators are simply the best available, and our dedication has been proven over time. We know how to get around and get the most for your investment.

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See SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Sacred Sites and Healing Arts Photo Gallery from a previous Year! Click Here!

N.A.I.C.S. Inc., Ajahn and Diplomat, Professor Dr. Anthony B. James, D.N.M.(P), N.D., M.D. (A.M.), D.P.H.C. (h.c.), R.A.A.P., S.M.O.K.H., and our local Thai providers and Master teachers provide Indigenous Traditional Thai Art & Religious Therapeutics Practicum In Thailand, December 2023. This program will give in-country Thailand over two weeks (13 days, including travel days). You’ll get the exciting opportunity to visit Bangkok, Uthai Thai, Chonburi, and Ayutthaya, Thailand areas.

We will base our program on a Cultural Immersion / Eco-Tour approach. This year we are focusing on Indigenous Thai Traditional Medicine (T.T.M.) Sukhotai Style “Tok Sen” and “Reusi Dottan.” We spend a significant portion of our program (Five whole days!) working with indigenous Buddhist Medical teachers and professional Thai staff (U.T.T.S. Ministry Authorized, in actually experiencing and learning traditional Thai Yoga and Ayurveda healing arts and culture.

We have the experience and commitment to having your experience in the kingdom of Thailand be the very best.

Full Regular Tuition: $4,264.00 (Includes Land, Loacal Training and Certification, US Approved Certification, Local Transportation, Guides, Drivers as required, Admissions, Special Events, and more!)

With the Early Registration Discount, This unique program, Land Only, NON-AIR, is available for $3,385.00! (Save $879.00)

For more extensive details and specific descriptions of what is included and what’s not, click here: Thailand Program Guided Tours Details Page.

For N.A.I.C. Trip Cancellation and Refund Policy,y Click Here!

Why Learn SomaVeda® Style Thai Yoga?

Ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James Teaches Thai Traditional Medicine and Yoga Therapy

Why Learn SomaVeda® Style Thai Yoga?

Author: Aachan "Prof. of Thai Traditional Medicine" Dr. Anthony B. James

Prof. Anthony B. James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), Ph.D. (IM), Ph.D. (Hospitaller Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Monsignor Native Bishop, Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil, Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine

The most important reason is to experience and share the documented traditional outcomes and benefits of the practice. Developed for thousands of years in the ancient traditional Buddhist and Ayurveda healing centers of Thailand and South East Asia, Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Traditional Massage and Thai Ayurveda continues to develop as an elegant, evolving, internationally recognized traditional medicine.

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March 2022 Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Certification Retreat 164hr

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March 2022 Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Certification Retreat 164hr.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Certification and Retreat: CTP1 (164 hour Retreat intensive). This 13 day, (January 7th. – 19th. 2022), (Thirteen day: 129hrs. in class residential, 35 hours on-line) program, will cover all four levels of the Basic Professional Thai Yoga Certificate Program plus fifteen additional breakout and/or supplemental courses. The CTP1 course is an intensive training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine. (Advanced students: ALC, AHC, AYT, TCP continue in class through Saturday, January 22nd.)

Please Note: Quarantine Proof! Add a Spiritually based health and wellness modality to your ministry! Especially during Corona concerns. Religious Therapeutics are NOT subject to governmental oversight or “Lock Downs”! Of course our NAIC Tribal Org. will practice all necessary and prudent safety measures and or procedures. All programs are Physician supervised… We are experts in infectious disease and disorders!

1) March 2022:  SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program Photo Gallery

2) March 2022: Slide Show!:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program VIDEO SLIDE SHOW (https://youtu.be/e9ImATeCdW8)!  The 164hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Course qualifies towards all advanced certificate (Accredited, State of Florida Compliant, AAPNA, NCBTMB) and SCNM College Degree programs in Indigenous, Traditional, Natural Medicine, Ayurveda, Ayurveda Life Style Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification and SomaVeda® Thai yoga Therapy Practitioner. 3) Graduate Testimonials!  CLICK HERE to hear our grads give their first hand impressions of their time in class. Graduates are qualified to practice and to provide health and wellness services for Spirit, Mind and Body for a variety of health related concerns and issues in all 50 states and Canada! Yoga Teacher already? Bring a comprehensive Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy practice to your school or program in only 13 days! This amazing Ayurveda, Yoga and Yoga Therapy retreat at the beautiful 5 acre Native American Indigenous Church Sanctuary offers a healing atmosphere unique to central Florida. Learn, Restore and Grow!

The March 2022: 164hr. Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Certificate Course qualifies towards all advanced certificate (Accredited, State of Florida Compliant, AAPNA, NCBTMB) and SCNM College Degree programs in Indigenous, Traditional, Natural Medicine, Ayurveda, Ayurveda Life Style Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist and SomaVeda® Thai yoga Therapy practitioner. Graduates are qualified to practice and to provide health and wellness services for Spirit, Mind and Body for a variety of health related concerns and issues in all 50 states and Canada!

Yoga Teacher already? Bring a comprehensive Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy practice to your school or program in only 13 days (Theory: SomaVeda® Level Four pre-requisite is distance learning/ Home Study Course)! This amazing Ayurveda, Yoga and Yoga Therapy retreat at the beautiful 5 acre Native American Indigenous Church Sanctuary offers a healing atmosphere unique to central Florida. Learn, Restore and Grow!

Unique to our program!

1) Daily Reishi Yoga also known as “Reusi Dot Ton”. Bring a new and exciting Yoga practice to your home life and Shala/ Studio!

2) A Legal Basis To Practice! We offer the ONLY Ayurveda & Thai Yoga Therapy program in the US which, under the NAIC Umbrella, is legal to practice in ALL 50 states and over 100 countries outside the US including US Territories and Puerto Rico! Additionally, we are also the ONLY Thai Yoga Professional certification to offer practitioners a Legal Guidelines and Business Marketing course as part of every training!

3) Clinical Approach! Our program emphasizes Medical, Clinical approaches to integrating Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy and Native American Medicine as functional medicine strategies for treating disease and health conditions effectively. All programs Medically supervised and designed by Physicians for clinical applications. In the US, we are the original “Clinical Thai” training and certification. We teach serious therapeutic protocols for serious illnesses including traditional therapeutic protocols for pre and co-morbidities!

4) Adjunct Therapies: We introduce in this program many of the SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Adjunct modalities: Table Thai Yoga, Thai Chair Yoga, Bolster Magic™, SomaVeda® Tool Assisted Energy Line Release (T.A.E.L.R.), SomaVeda® Bio-Tapp™ Emotional Liberation Technique and so much more!

5) Martial Arts:

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Buddhai Sawan USA LogoWe offer lessons and instruction in several Martial Arts: Thai Buddhai Sawan Krabi-Krabong (Buddhai Sawan USA), Muay Boran, Muay Thai (Thai Boxing). Flilipino Kali (Inosanto Method), Pekiti Tersia (Gaje Style), Indinesian Penjak Silat (Jaffre style) and Progressive American Karate- Jiu Jitsu (Garrard, Corley, Wallace and  Smith PKA Style). Curriculum varies to suit individuals in class. No experience necessary. Ajahn Dr. Anthony B. James is authorized and qualified to teach these MA. See Martial Arts Bio1 & Bio12

 

By the end of this Thai Yoga certification class you are empowered to begin practicing, open a private or group practice and or integrate into an existing Complimentary and or Integrative Medicine practice or healing center. We give you both Marketing, Business Development and Legal support! No other similar program in our industry can make this offer!

 

Massage Therapist? Bring the exciting therapies of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy to your practice. Save your Hands! Our unique “Hands Free! Thai Yoga” variations have not only enlivened careers but have saved many Massage Therapist from debilitating occupational disabilities such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!  NCBTMB and FSMTB CE hrs. Approved. Learn how to double your existing practice and income!

LearnThaiYoga Professional at Home!

New!  “Stay At Home” Option! On-Line SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Professional Practitioner Certification Program. If  you can not make it to our LIVE certification program due to quarantine and or “Stay at Home”, Travel restrictions or similar and need this program… No Worries! Train entirely in the comfort of your own home! CLICK HERE for details!

Allied or Medical Health Practitioner: Doctor, Nurse, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist? Looking to expand your practice offering with CAM procedures and practices proven effective? It is well known that Indigenous Traditional Medical Systems are the basis of CAM procedures. Learn from the source!

The 164 hr. CTP1 (129hrs. in-class/ 35hrs. Distance learning) qualifies as the pre-requisite course requirement for all SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Degrees.  The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate course additional qualifies graduates for all Intermediate, Advanced and Teacher Certification programs in SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy .

What is Somaveda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga?

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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga T.A.E.L.R. Practice Adjunct: Your clients hip and low back is aching because…

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga for Hip Flexor

Your SomaVeda® Thai Yoga client still has/ hip and or low back pain after sessions or the SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day program!

A review and commentary by Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James: Dean of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine

 

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The reason may be Pelvic Tensegrity Instability.

What is Pelvic Tensegrity?

“In 1992 and again in 1995 World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, the focus seemed to be the sacroiliac joint, its mechanics, and its role in generating pain. There are several references to joint injection as the `gold Standard’ for diagnosis and treatment. This needs to stress joint pathology is rooted in the Newtonian concepts that the skeleton and its joints are the frames upon which the soft tissue the idea that pathology is a function of anatomical disease or injury.
On the other hand, tensegrity stresses that the skeleton’s bones are but compression elements `floating’ in a high structure, self-generating, hierarchical, integrated tension network of soft tissues. The ligaments, muscles, and fascia take a whole new importance, and joint mechanics become soft tissue mechanics. This is consistent with the clinical observations which stressed the play movement of joints as a necessary dynamic function, and Travell, who focused on the imbalance of tension of the muscles and fascia as a source of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. These works echoed the pioneering precepts of A.T. Still, Palmen, and others who focused musculoskeletal system’s dynamic aspects rather than the structures’ anatomical pathology structures.” (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319016548_THE_TENSEGRITY_SYSTEM_AND_PELVIC_PAIN_SYNDROME)

Why? Client Compliance and lack of proper, effective home self-care!

What does this mean, and how to improve on long-term issues either with or after a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga program? Rome was not built in a day! As beneficial as a total seven-day+ SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Protocol or program is, it is NOT Magic! Many chronic pain issues develop over many years. They are further complicated by a traumatic history of accidents and injuries accumulated confused, complicated with malnutrition and toxicities, years of inactivity and resulting atrophy, energy imbalances, and more. We eventually want to address these as they impact the specific clients’ pain and well-being, moving them toward recovery. However, today I want to bring attention to what the clients can and do have to do on their behalf!

Click Here for a video of SomaVeda® Pelvic Tensegrity Imbalance corrective techniques!

What the client does to support their progress towards either reduced pain or pain-free living is vital. Even after a complete program and anywhere from 9 to 12 contact hours hands-on… this pales in comparison to the twenty-four/ seven lifestyle of the client for either excellent or ill.

All pain clients have a “Kapha Dosha” imbalance! No matter their diagnosis, “Vikruti,” elemental imbalance, or body type. How? Why? One of the critical indicators of a “Kapha Dosha” imbalance is IGNORANCE. Ignorance of how the client created the origin of the pain, the injury, the atrophy, the chronic inflammation, and the poor medical or therapeutic choices may not have helped but made the pain worse. This includes delegating responsibility for their healing and wellness to institutional and or corporate medico who proscribed various drugs, steroids, opiates, etc., for “pain management,” which in the long term did not prove Where the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Program ends, the clients self-work and compliance with the therapist counseling and recommendations begins! Helpful.

Yes, the clients need help and need therapeutic programs and interventions. However, they also need guidance in self-maintenance and home practices to educate them in support of their compliance.

The SomaVeda® T.A.E.L.R. (SomaVeda® Tool Assisted Energy Line Release) protocol extends the hands-on Chirothesia or manual therapeutic hands-on healing ministry with adjunct therapies and “tools.” One of the most important tools is to educate the client on what they can control, contribute and effectively do at home for themselves as the partner in the therapy.

Consider: Chronic Low Back Pain, Chronic Hip Pain?

More than these? Consider:

  • Nagging joint pains in your legs, lower back, or hips
  • Walking with discomfort
  • Hips locking up
  • Bad posture
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sluggishness in day-to-day life
  • High Anxiety
  • Digestive problems
  • Compromised Immune System
  • Circulatory issues
  • Loss of sexual performance
  • Lack of Explosiveness in the gym or sports

It’s not enough to know the client’s needs to do their “homework” and self-care; they need proper and sustained, detailed guidance on what to do and how to do it.

You won’t be with them at home, so we need a home study program that targets the issue. Refer your client (also yourself if you’re with chronic pain!) to Critical Bench for a fantastic program—you, the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner, Therapist, Minister, or Physician, a significant incredible part.

Have you heard about Hip Flexors?

Hip Flexors are long muscles in the body and the only muscle that connects the upper body and lower body, also known as the psoas (pronounced flexors?) These muscles are unique in combining the torso and abdomen with  (What are the Hip Flexors?)the legs!

Your psoas…
…stabilize your trunk and spine during movement and sitting
…allow you to bend your hips and legs toward your chest
…support your internal organs
…is connected to your diaphragm and allows you to walk and breathe.
In other words, your psoas directly influences your fight or flight response!

If the psoas gets tight and weak, it can be a real pain, but working specific muscles and doing certain exercise combinations provide easy fixes.

So… If you experience…
        low back pain
        hip pain
        stiffness
        pain while walking or moving
        trouble sleeping
        shortness of breath
You need to start undoing some of the damage done to your body and start helping the body to heal itself naturally.

November 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification 2020

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LIVE! November 164hr Thai Yoga Practitioner, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification 2020:

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner Program:CTP (164 hour residential intensive). This 13 day, ( September 4th – 16th./ Advanced: 16th – 19th. 2020) program covered all four levels of the Basic Professional Thai Yoga Certificate Program plus 20 additional breakout and/or supplemental courses. The CTP1 course is an intensive seminary training based on Traditional Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural and Native American Medicine.

1) November 2020 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program Photo Gallery

2) November 2020 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Cert. Program VIDEO  SLIDE SHOW!   

The November 2020: 164hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Course qualifies towards all advanced certificate (Accredited, State of Florida Compliant, AAPNA, NCBTMB) and SCNM College Degree programs in Indigenous, Traditional, Natural Medicine, Ayurveda, Ayurveda Life Style Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification and SomaVeda® Thai yoga Therapy Practitioner. Graduates are qualified to practice and to provide health and wellness services for Spirit, Mind and Body for a variety of health related concerns and issues in all 50 states and Canada! Yoga Teacher already? Bring a comprehensive Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy practice to your school or program in only 13 days! This amazing Ayurveda, Yoga and Yoga Therapy retreat at the beautiful 5 acre Native American Indigenous Church Sanctuary offers a healing atmosphere unique to central Florida. Learn, Restore and Grow!

Unique to our program! Daily Reishi Yoga also known as “Reusi Dot Ton“. Bring a new and exciting Yoga practice to your home life and Shala/ Studio!

Massage Therapist? Bring the exciting therapies of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy to your practice. Save your Hands! Our unique “Hands Free! Thai Yoga” variations have not only enlivened careers but have saved many Massage Therapist from debilitating occupational disabilities such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!  NCBTMB and FSMTB CE hrs. Approved. Learn how to double your existing practice and income!

Allied or Medical Health Practitioner: Doctor, Nurse, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist? Looking to expand your practice offering with CAM procedures and practices proven effective? It is well known that Indigenous Traditional Medical Systems are the basis of CAM procedures. Learn from the source!

The 164 hr. CTP1 qualifies as the pre-requisite course requirement for all SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine Degrees.  The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate course additional qualifies graduates for all Intermediate, Advanced and Teacher Certification programs in SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy .

What is Somaveda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga?

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For full description, curriculum and registration details CLICK HERE

For NAIC/ SCNM Thai Yoga Center Tuition Grants and Scholarships CLICK HERE

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      LearnThaiYoga Professional at Home!   Can’t make it to a live class? Join our LearnThaiYoga “Jump Start Your Healing Practice” Home Study/ Distance Learning Platform! Over 30 different on-line, self paced courses to give you access to some of the same high quality instruction you would receive in a LIVE SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certification Program. Although, there is no substitute for LIVE training under a Thai Ajahn such as Dr. Anthony B. James, Ajahn Dr. James has personally crafted these On-line programs to give you access to authenticity.

Can’t afford to join a LIVE class … even with a tuition scholarship? LearnThaiYoga On-line is only $12.00 per month!

Already have a practice, but it’s not working? Your not making money? Your not having a successful life experience as a Thai Yoga and or healing arts professional? In the Learn Thai Yoga On-line platform you will find details healing arts business development and marketing plans based on 38 years of professional experience in this industry. Join us at Learn Thai Yoga!