Category Archives: Thai Massage & Soft Tissue

Thai Massage research on Soft Tissue disorders.

Hands Free Thai Yoga Saves Hands

Hands Free Thai Yoga Saves hands!

SomaVeda® Hands Free/ No Hands Thai Yoga

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Hands Free Thai Yoga saves hands!

Hands Free Thai Yoga Saves Hands!  SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® offers several specialties which are intended to broaden the possibilities of practicing. The SomaVeda® Hands Free/ No Hands Thai Yoga is one set of these. SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® offers several specialties which are intended to broaden the possibilities of practicing.

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The Effectiveness of Thai Exercise with Traditional Massage on the Pain, Walking Ability and QOL of Older People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial in the Community

J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jan; 26(1): 139–144.
Published online 2014 Feb 6. doi:  10.1589/jpts.26.139
PMCID: PMC3927027

The Effectiveness of Thai Exercise with Traditional Massage on the Pain, Walking Ability and QOL of Older People with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial in the Community

Abstract

[Purpose] This study investigated the effectiveness of a class- and home-based exercise with massage between Thai traditional and standardized physical therapy (TPT and SPT) in older people with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-one subjects with KOA (aged 50–85 years) in two selected villages were randomly assigned into the TPT or SPT programs. Seventeen TPT subjects received Thai exercise with traditional massage, and 14 SPT individuals performed strengthening exercise with Swedish massage.

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SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief From Arthritis

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief From Arthritis

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

Lets address the Extra-articular features of Connective Tissue Disease,  Spondyloarthopathy, Arthropathy, Arthritus, Fibromyalgia and corresponding Edemas/ ischemia and Inflammation with Indigenous Traditional Therapeutic approaches. Specifically how SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Offers Relief From Arthritis.

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Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

By Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.), DOM, RAC, SMOKH Academic Dean SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center (SCNM).

I want to say that there is much evidence to demonstrate that Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga are made for each other. This is in two different context which I will elaborate more in the body of this article. First, if there is such a thing and Second even if there is no such thing as “Fibromyalgia” then Thai Yoga (Thai Traditional Massage) may be a perfect solution to the aggregate of symptoms which this shot gun term refers to. Thai Traditional Massage (Thai Yoga) offers solutions that emphasize the whole person, not just their physical pain. Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Thai Yoga

Thai Yoga offers better pain relief for Osteoarthritis than OTC Remedies

Thai Yoga offers better pain relief for Osteoarthritis than OTC Remedies

Aachan, Prof. Dr. Anthony B. James

Anthony B James DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

Thai Yoga (Traditional Thai Massage)(10) offers better pain relief and with less, little or no adverse side effects than Ibuprofen (2) and other NSAIDs(9). Additionally, pain relief from a short series of individual treatments has been shown to last as long as 15 weeks according to systematic review of Traditional Thai Massage. (5)

Thai Massage pain solution for Osteoarthritus pain
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga provides solution for Osteoarthritus pain.

The most common pain remedies prescribed for OA (Osteoarthritis) such as Ibuprofen (2) and other similar NSAID’s such as Advil, Motrin and the like, come with a hefty price tag in respect of unwanted effects and side effects. Generally prescribed for relief of pain, swelling and inflammation.

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Thai Massage, and Thai Herbal Compress versus Oral Ibuprofen in Symptomatic Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 490512.
Published online 2014 Sep 1. doi:  10.1155/2014/490512
PMCID: PMC4165631

Thai Massage, and Thai Herbal Compress versus Oral Ibuprofen in Symptomatic Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Abstract

The aim of this study was to verify the clinical responses to Thai massage (TM) and Thai herbal compression (THC) for treating osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in comparison to oral ibuprofen. This study was a randomized, evaluator-blind, controlled trial. Sixty patients with OA of the knee were randomly assigned to receive either a one-hour session of TM or THC (three times weekly) or oral ibuprofen (three times daily). The duration of treatment was three weeks. The clinical assessments included visual analog scale assessing pain and stiffness, Lequesne’s functional index, time for climbing up ten steps, and physician’s and patient’s overall opinions on improvement. In a within-group comparison, each treatment modality caused a significant improvement of all variables determined for outcome assessments. In an among group comparison, all modalities provided nearly comparable clinical efficacy after a three-week symptomatic treatment of OA of the knee, in which a trend toward greatest improvement was likely to be found in THC group. In conclusion, TM and THC generally provided comparable clinical efficacy to oral ibuprofen after three weeks of treatment and could be considered as complementary and alternative treatments for OA of the knee.

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The efficacy of traditional Thai massage for the treatment of chronic pain: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 Feb;21(1):26-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.01.006. Epub 2015 Jan 31.

The efficacy of traditional Thai massage for the treatment of chronic pain: A systematic review.

Author information

  • 1Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kean University, Thailand.
  • 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
  • 3Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
  • 4Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kean University, Thailand. Electronic address: aparad@kku.ac.th.

Abstract

RATIONAL AND BACKGROUND:

Traditional Thai massage (TTM) is an alternative medicine treatment used for pain relief. The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic review of the research about the effects of TTM on pain intensity and other important outcomes in individuals with chronic pain.

METHODS:

We performed a systematic review of the controlled trials of the effects of TTM, using the keywords “Traditional Thai massage” or “Thai massage” with the keyword “Chronic pain.”

RESULTS:

Six research articles met the inclusion criteria. All of the studies found a pre- to post-treatment pain reductions, varying from 25% to 80% and was also associated with improvements in disability, perceived muscle tension, flexibility and anxiety.

SUMMARY:

The TTM benefits of pain reduction appear to maintain for up to 15 weeks. Additional research is needed to identify the moderators, mediators and to determine the long-term benefits of TTM relative to control conditions.

Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

Chronic pain; Thai massage; Traditional Thai massage

PMID:
25682523
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Thai Foot Massage a Solution for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Thai Foot Massage a Solution for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

By Anthony B James

Thai Foot Massage
UTTS Doctor, Aachan, Anthony B James demonstrates Thai Traditional Foot Massage to class in Panglang, Thailand.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is in conventional western medicine very hard to successfully treat. Usually patients are given drug based regimen and are subject additionally to severe to moderate side effects. Continue reading Thai Foot Massage a Solution for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Thai traditional massage: efficiency-assessment of three traditional massage methods on office workers: an explorative study.

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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Apr;19(2):246-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Apr 18.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Thai Yoga 2

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Thai Yoga, Thai Massage treatment
Thai Yoga treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes extensive work on the hands.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Solution
Part 2 of 2. by Anthony B. James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAC, SMOKH

INNER: Any particular disorder or trauma whether acute or chronic like CTS will manifest differently in different persons. When looking for the INNER significance we first consider the balance and activity of the Chakras. We gain insight into the specific chakras involved by observing the physical correlations, i.e., corresponding body part, orifice, closest Sen, or line, and/or meridian.

Anahata Chakra, Heart Chakra in Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy.
Anahata Charka, heart Chakra are important considerations in Thai Yoga, Thai Massage treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

The chakras most closely associated with the hands and wrist are fourth Chakra, ANAHATA , commonly called the Heart Chakra. The hands are the vehicle for expressing and communicating from and of the heart. We say that the skin of the hands and arms is the organ most closely associated with the heart.

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