Episode 28 - The Magic of Thai Acupressure for Health with Noam Tyroler
Join the author of Thai Acupressure, Noam Tyroler, for a discussion about the Magic of Thai Acupressure for Health. Noam is located in Israel and I was fortunate enough to have this discussion with him through zoom. I had been searching for several years for a comprehensive book detailing the acupressure and energy line work of traditional Thai Massage. I was thrilled to find this book 10 years ago and find it is invaluable for those that practice this ancient art. Join us for a discussion about the history of Thai Massage and why is practical, useful and beneficial in our modern era.
Read Noam's bio here:
In 1989, I took my first Thai massage course in the school of the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. After several years of training, including five additional courses in Thailand, I became a Thai massage practitioner in 1992.
Three years later, I opened the Thai massage department at the Reidman International College. This is the largest college for holistic medicine in Israel and with 8,000 students, it’s probably one of the largest in the world.
Since 1998, I also teach Thai acupressure and have trained hundreds of students in this Thai art. For many years, I have been searching for a book on the lines and points formulas of medical Thai massage. I could not find such a book, and finally decided to write one on my own.
I worked full time for two wonderful years writing this book. Writing a course textbook based on an ancient oral teaching is an exciting challenge.
I have established the School in 2008 in order to publish the book and future study materials. It’s translated already to Spanish, French, German, Turkish, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese. I plan to translate it also to Hebrew and Arabic.
I have also created a comprehensive 100 hours video guide and published a second book – Yoga Massage for Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum. I plan to also release (hopefully in 2020) a Video Guide to Prenatal Yoga Massage.
Additional complementary study materials are needed and will hopefully be created in the few next coming years. I hope to make the Medical Massage of Thailand accessible to practitioners of Thai Massage and of any method of manual therapy. I am based in Metula, a small town in Northern end of Israel on our border with Lebanon.
Below are some links that you can access some of Noam's work.
1. The shoulder chapter (PDF) from the book:
2. The video guide page on the website - The elbow chapter is free
3. The home distance learning program page -
People who purchase the book and video guides ($380),
can also get my personal supervision ($320).
So it's a $700 distance learning course.
4. From my book -"Yoga massage for pregnancy" - the Pregnancy heartburn treatment protocol:
5. From the introduction to my book -"Yoga massage for pregnancy" - What are the "prohibited points"?