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Representative List 2019
EN: This illustration of sen, or energy lines, is among a set of stone inscriptions for public learning on display at Pho Temple since King Rama III (1787-1851) and still considered the most comprehensive repertoire of knowledge of traditional Thai massage.
EN: At a ground-breaking national seminar in 1985, a resource person displays manuscripts of traditional Thai massage passed down in his familial through generations. The meeting marked the watershed leading to the creation of the project for revitalization of traditional Thai massage.
EN: A Chiang Rai (northern Thailand) folk healer giving massage therapy to a patient
EN: A masseuse applies pressure points to relieve headache pain
EN: A mode of massage that could help simultaneously relieve back, leg and knee pains
EN: Herbal compress balls, usually containing 'wind' dispelling herbs, are a traditional Thai massage aiding component used to disperse excess 'wind' in sen lines to increase blood flow and to reduce inflammation
EN: A visually impaired masseur having received training from the Skills Development Center for the Blind in Nonthaburi (central Thailand), practices traditional Thai massage as an occupation.
EN: Tambon Chiang Rak Noi Folk Medicine Learning Center in Ayutthaya (central Thailand) offers a training course in traditional Thai massage for the public.
EN: Students practice their skills of traditional Thai massage in class at Abhaibhubejhr College of Thai Traditional Medicine in Prachinburi (eastern Thailand).
EN: Practitioners of Thai traditional massage and medicine gather at a Wai Khru ceremony hosted by the Federation of Traditional Medicine of Thailand to express gratitude and reverence to the teachers in the sanctified customs.