■An attempt to verify traditional medicine
Traditional medicine has been used since ancient times, and today it has come to be recognized as preventive medicine and alternative medicine that prevent disease. Less than 100 years ago, the rapid development of Western medicine has made traditional medicine recognized as a scorn, and it has been hidden. However, since around 2000 A.D., the movement to review these things has been increasing worldwide, and traditional medicine has been being reviewed at an accelerated pace. In the past, there was no country, but there were classical medicine sins around India today, around China today, and around present-day Thailand. They are still referred to as Indian medicine and Chinese medicine, but Thai medicine is known as having two influences. These traditional medicines have evolved into different forms with the times, depending on the climate, climate, local customs, and ethnicity. And, each exists independently, and there is no movement to fuse it to the present age. In any case, these are the crystals of wisdom of mankind, and throwing away without verifying it because it is old might be the same thing as throwing away the property of mankind in the gutter. I'll verify this before I regret it later. Modern medicine (Western medicine) is also not perfect. The treatment is constantly changing, and the common sense of the past is repainted one after another. For example, if you burned before, you shouldn't cool it down. However, it is said that it cools quickly in modern times. These days, it is an age when everyone can send out information. There are a lot of lies and stupid information on the internet. TTMA (Japan Traditional Thai Massage Association), a non-profit organization, has been working as an industry association to promote traditional Thai massage since 2000. In no small way, we didn't provide any sloppy information. That's why I felt it was our mission for us to examine traditional medicine and pass it on to many people. I believe that the most important thing to try to verify this traditional medicine is to verify whether this is really effective for those of us who want to use this to help us, rather than the good and bad traditional medicine that has been introduced to which country.
■Fusion of Traditional medicine and Classical Medicine
At TTMA, massages and treatments that were nothing more than relaxation are practiced as a comprehensive treatment. This stemms from the fact that traditional Thai medicine alone felt limited in clinical treatment, but traditional Thai medicine unfortunately does not have any literature in existence, so we have also investigated Indian medicine and Chinese medicine, which are said to have been influenced originally. However, it was also true that many mysteries and unknowns were left in all classical medicines. For example, Indian medicine, which was the origin of Thai medicine, has a different path of energy. In yoga, "nady" refers to the energy line. This is equivalent to the "Sen" of traditional Thai medicine, but only "Smana" passing through the center of the body matches, but the path of "Pinkara" and "Itta" running from side to side is not at a different level, it turns clockwise around the center of the body around Smana, It exists in a way that spirals in the left. I think you can understand that the way of thinking is completely different. In Oriental medicine, there is a meridian that is the path of the pot, but when compared to "Sen", the path of the energy line matches about 80%. Therefore, by comparing and analyzing the path of the 12-meridian and 8 veins of the Sutra and the path of "Sen", the meaning of each energy line can be deeply elucidated and applied to a concrete approach. TTMA would like to use many traditional, classical, and oriental medicine, mainly traditional Thai medicine, to try a scientific approach as a research institution of TTMA. I hope that many therapists and masseuses will be able to get their clients in shape, and many will be able to regain their health and smiles.
■A poor Thai massage has overflowed into the world.
Thai massage has become widely recognized in general. The name recognition has increased, and the recognition of "Thai massage is manners and customs" has decreased considerably as in around 2000 A.D. Do you do Thai massage from the general public? The number of inquiries has also increased, and major body care chains have also added Traditional Thai Massages to their menus. The market has expanded and Thai massage has become accepted as a popular treatment method. However, as the market expands, it is common for the number of poor products to increase. Currently, there are many famous Thai massages. To be honest, there are so many terrible Thai massages in the world.
■A 60-minute Thai massage?
Did you know that 20 years ago there was no such thing as a 60-minute traditional Thai massage? In Thailand 20 years ago, the general perception was that it was not a traditional Thai massage unless it was more than 120 minutes. However, today in 2020, there are 60-minute traditional Thai massages around the world. In Japan, Thailand, Europe and the United States, there is a 60-minute Thai massage menu. The pulse and the speed of breathing are fixed. If the stiffness is loosened and the body is loosened and stretching is not done, it becomes a dangerous act, and the effect is halved. Above all, the receiver will not be satisfied. Therefore, it was not able to be called a traditional Thai massage unless it was more than 120 minutes, but today such recognition has disappeared.
■Decline in technical standards
In both Japan and Thailand, the level of technology is declining. Even in Thailand, people are called masters, and the number of people has decreased. In Thailand and Japan, inexpensive schools have been in disarray, and only schools that teach only thin forms of content have come to stand out. Thai massage is a traditional medicine, an alternative therapy, and a treatment method that can guide the results. It should be the wisdom of mankind and the traditional culture that should be passed on to future generations. I don't want you to fall victim to today's economic-first social structure, which is being treated as just a business story.
■The two poles are progressing.
In the future, we believe that the future of traditional Thai massage in Japan will be polarized. One is, "Let's be cheap!" Let's be bad! It will proceed in the direction that a moderate massage becomes established mainly in the relaxation industry as a traditional Thai massage. In today's relaxation industry, body care is the mainstream. In such a situation, there are many calls from customers for traditional Thai massage, and the flow of trying to do business by incorporating Thai traditional massage is accelerating even in many chain stores. At the same time, however, this will encourage easy Thai massage and cannot stop this flow at the private level. TTMA can only ask for good intentions to improve technology.
The other is that as an alternative medicine, we expect that traditional Thai massage with a therapeutic aspect as a complementary medicine will spread more. Over 20 years of clinical experience with TTMA, it has been effective in improving diseases that have not been effective in a number of Western medicines. There are many cases where doctors were surprised that the symptoms of intractable diseases specified by the country have eased. We received a lot of voices of joy by improving the natural healing power while using traditional Thai massage. Alternative medicine includes not only therapy, but also energy work such as healing and gong, but in Europe and the United States, these things are also covered by insurance coverage. Japan seems to be lagging behind the world. There is a reason why our clinical experience is lacking, and we may have to work with medical institutions because Thai traditional massage is still not in the spotlight as an alternative medicine. In any case, it's just not yet known, and the traditional Thai medicine treatment method is so great as far as we know.