The overall public concern of safety in Thai massage is an important issue since people with inadequate knowledge are nowadays using incorrect Thai massage techniques. This can cause harm to the recipient. The reputation and image of Thai massage began to decline after the Vietnam war in the 1960s when the name was marred as a sex image; resulting in the need to nurture this ancient art back to its former worthiness . The Thai government supported a special task force named " The Thai Massage Revival Project" (TMRP) composed of twelve resource organizations representing various fields, namely alternative medicine, public health, Thai massage associations, Thai traditional medicine organisations, health offices, medical doctor foundations, and temples famous for therapeutic massage. This was the first time that the nation's twelve most respectedThai massage practitioners and teachers met and discussed the future of Thai massage. The result of the meeting was to pursue Thai massage revival with the support and cooperation of all concerned.
To educate and encourage the public to utilize Thai massage to relieve aches and stress. promote good health.
To enhance the ability to perform Thai massage more effectively, with safety and in a polite manner.
to preserve morale and to encourage the role of the Thai Massage practitioner in general.
To restore the credibility of this ancient discipline in society and in the legal system.
To develop the art of Thai massage to a level of professionalism and educational requirements with a well-formatted structure that can be integrated with modern medicine in order to help improve the health system.
The Philosophical Theory
The philosophical theory of Thai massage is similar to that of Ayurvedic massage which is based on the life energy channels and the belief that a person`s health and wellbeing relies on the balance of life energy. Life energy in Thai massage is called "Prana" , which means "the wind of life", and is known as "Lom Pran" in Thai. An obstruction in the flow of Prana can cause discomfort or illness to a person. As Sen Sib are the major energy channels throughout the body, they need regular maintenance to avoid any blockage or stagnation. Applied properly, Thai massage helps immensely in removing blockages that could obstruct the energy flow in the Sen Sib, and bring balance to body, mind and spirit.
The Project in Denmark
In Denmark Thai massage have a very bad reputation, due to the sexual services offered by practitioners, we can see these places on the streets of Copenhagen as for example istedgade. covered by a simple neon sign that says "Open". This happens not only in Denmark but it also around the world, and for this reason, the Thai Government and the Department of Health have created this project in order to eradicate this correlation between the importance of the art of Thai massage and the irresponsibility of those who practice prostitution in the name of Thai massage. for this reason, it is essential to get an education and diploma granted by authorized institutions by the Thai Government. TMC School of Chiang Mai has educated many students from all over the world in order to revive the art of Thai massage, the curriculum all about 150 hours of intensive learning of the following points: theory of massage, Thai and traditional medicine, Anatomy, Physiology and kinesiology in direct relationship with Thai massage, Anatomy and pathology applied to Thai massage, contraindications and precautions applied to Thai massages , massage therapy and massage for elderly and disabled children and training of clinical massage. our Goal is to revive The ancient art of Thai Massage and open for the public, to work directly with the Danish ministry of health. We believe we live in a society in pain, prevention and the use of Thai massage Therapy will maybe decrease the use of pills and prevent future diseases. and this will help the whole health system. for a better quality of life.
TMC Thai massage school of Chiang Mai which is accredited by the Thai Ministry of education and by other institutions and global organizations, such as: