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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright Page
Disclaimer
Table of Contents
Preface
Part One - Theory
	Introduction
	Overview of Thai Traditional Medicine
	The History and Development of Thai Foot Massage
		Ancient History
		Modern History
	Eastern Philosophy Meets Western Science
	The Future of Thai Foot Massage
	How Thai Foot Massage Works
		The Science and the Pseudo-science
	The Reflex Points of the feet
	The Sen Lines or Energy Channels
Part Two - Practice
	Traditional Prayer for Healing and Guidance
		Wai Kru
	Setting the Scene
		Things to Consider
		Preparing Your Room
		Things You Will Need
	The Consultation Process
		Total Contraindications
		Medical Contraindications
		Localised Contraindications
	After the Treatment
		Getting Feedback
		Aftercare Advice
	The Rhythm and Technique of Thai Foot Massage
		Technique
		Rhythm
	And finally…
	The Opening Sequence
	Massaging without Cream
		1 ~ Thumb Press Sen Kalathari on the Outside of the Leg
		2 ~ Thumb Press Sen Kalathari on the Dorsum of the Foot
		3 ~ Thumb Press Sen JHha/Pingkala
		4 ~ Thumb Press Sen Kalathari on the Inside of the Leg
		5 ~ Thumb Press the Medial Arch of the Foot
		6 ~ Finger Circle Both Sides of the Heel
		7 ~ Palm Squeeze Both Sides of the Foot
		8 ~ Rub the Ankle
		9 ~ Foot Rub
		10 ~ Thumb Press the Centre Line on the Sole of the Foot
	Massaging with Cream
		11 ~ Apply Cream to Top and Bottom of Foot
		12 ~ Apply Cream to Achilles
		13 ~ Thumb Slide up Sen Kalathari on the Sole of the Foot and Flick off the Toes
		14 ~ Thumb Slide down the Centre Line and off at either Side of the Heel
		15 ~ Thumbs Criss Cross the Sole of Foot from the Centre Line
		16 ~ Knuckle Slide the Medial Arch of the Foot
		17 ~ Knuckle Slide the Medial Side of the Heel
		18 ~ Knuckle Behind the Medial Ankle and Tibia
		19 ~ Chinese Burn to the Medial Arch of the Foot
		20 ~ Knuckle Slide the Lateral Edge of the Foot
		21 ~ Knuckle Slide the Lateral Side of the Heel
		22 ~ Knuckle Behind the Lateral Ankle and Fibula
		23 ~ Chinese Burn to the Lateral Edge of the Foot
		24 ~ Knuckle Slide Both Sides of the Ankle
		25 ~ Knuckle Halfway around Both Sides of the Ankle
		26 ~ Knuckle Slide the Achilles
		27 ~ Knuckle Across Sen Sahatsarangsi/Thawari on the Top of the Foot
		28 ~ Thumb Slide Down in Front of and then Around Ankle – one side then other
		29 ~ Knuckle Slide Along the Channels on the Top of the Foot
		30 ~ Spiral Knuckle Top of Foot, Medial Arch and Both Sides of the Heel
		31 ~ Press Points in the Channels on Top of the Foot
		32 ~ Thumb Slide Up and Down the Channels on Top of the Foot
		33 ~ Thumb Slide Around Ankles
		34 ~ Thumbs Criss Cross Along the Top of the Foot
		35 ~ Alternate Thumb Slide over the Hollow at the Top of the Foot
		36 ~ Knuckle Slide Across the Balls of the Toes
		37 ~ Knuckle Slide Down and then Up the Sole of the Foot
	The Reflex Points – Using the Stick
		Holding a Massage Stick
	Massaging With the Stick
		38 ~ Apply the Cream to the Top of the Foot
		39 ~ Slide the Channels and Press with the Stick
		40 ~ Stick Slide the Medial Arch of the Foot
		41 ~ Stick Slide the Lateral Arch of the Foot
		42 ~ Stick Slide Sides of Toes and Twist in the Webbing
		43 ~ Stick Press and Flick off the Tip of the Toes
		44 ~ Stick Slide the Base of the Toes
		45 ~ Stick Side Across the Ball of the Toes
		46 ~ Stick Slide Around the Ball of the Big Toe
		47 ~ Stick Slide 3 Lines Down the Sole of the Foot
		48 ~ Criss Cross the Sole of the Foot with the Stick
		49 ~ Stick Slide Up and Down the Sole of the Foot using the Side of the Stick
		50 ~ Stick Slide Across the Top of the Heel
		51 ~ Stick Slide Down on the Heel
		52 ~ Hack the Heel with the Thick End of the Stick
	Stimulating the Reflex Points
	Working the Sen Lines of the Leg
	Finishing the Feet
		53 ~ Apply Cream to Top and Bottom of the Foot (as for number 11)
		54 ~ Thumb Slide Up and Down the Centre of the Sole of the Foot
		55 ~ Thumb Slide Around the Ball of the Big Toe
		56 ~ Thumbs Criss Cross on the Sole of the Foot (as for number 15)
		57 ~ Thumb Slide Channels Two at a Time
		58 ~ Thumb Pull in the Channels
		59 ~ Thumb Slide Up and Down the Channels on Top of the Foot (as for number 32)
		60 ~ Thumb Slide Around Ankles (as for number 33)
		61 ~ Thumbs Criss Cross on Hollow
		62 ~ Alternate Thumb Slide over the Hollow at the Top of the Foot (as for number 35)
		63 ~ Knuckle the Big Toe
		64 ~ Finger Slide Toes
		65 ~ Click off the Toes
	Massaging the Leg Lines
		66 ~ Apply Cream to the Outside of the Leg
		67 ~ Thumb Slide the Sen Lines on the Outside of the Leg
		68 ~ Apply Cream to the Inside of the Leg
		69 ~ Thumb Slide the Sen Lines on the Inside of the Leg
		70 ~ Apply Cream to the Knee (medially to laterally)
		71 ~ Apply Cream to the Knee (laterally to medially)
		72 ~ Thumb Spiral Down the Outside of the Leg
		73 ~ Thumb Spiral Down the Inside of the Leg
		74 ~ Bend the Leg, support the Foot, and Massage the Knee
		75 ~ Finger Slide Down the Back of the Leg
		76 ~ Spiral Knuckle both Sides of the Leg
		77 ~ Twist the Calf Laterally
		78 ~ Slide up and Knuckle Slide Down the Outside of the Leg
		79 ~ Slide up and Knuckle Slide Down the Inside of the Leg
		80 ~ Thumb Slide the Sen Lines on the Outside of the Leg
		81 ~ Thumb Slide the Sen Lines on the Inside of the Leg
	Percussions on the Legs and Feet
		82 ~ Stroke Off the Calf and Achilles
		83 ~ Pummel the Back of the Lower Leg
		84 ~ Pummel the Sole of the Foot
		85 ~ Pummel the Outside of the Leg
		86 ~ Pummel the Inside of the Leg
		87 ~ Thumb Circle the Ankle
	Wrapping the Feet
		88 ~ Wrap the Foot and the Leg
	The Closing Sequence
	Working Through the Wraps
		89 ~ Thumb Press the Centre Line on the Sole of the Foot
		90 ~ Thumb Press Sen Kalathari on Top of the Foot
		91 ~ Thumb Press the Sen Kalathari on the Outside of the Leg
		92 ~ Thumb Press Sen Kalathari on the Inside of the Leg
		93 ~ Rotate the Foot
		94 ~ Twist the Foot and Stretch the Leg Laterally
		95 ~ Twist the Foot and Stretch the Leg Medially
		96 ~ Unwrap the Foot and Drape the Towel over the Leg
	Stretching the Feet
		97 ~ Press the Toes Up
		98 ~ Press the Toes Down
		99 ~ Cross Stretch the Feet
		100 ~ Pull the Toes
	Awakening the Feet and Legs
		101 ~ Warm Your Hands and Cover the Knees
		102 ~ Palm Circle the Knees
		103 ~ Thumb Press 3 Points on the Thigh
		104 ~ Finger Circle Behind the Knees
		105 ~ Palm Press the Outside of the Lower Leg
		106 ~ Thumb Circle the Outside and Inside of the Ankle
		107 ~ Thumb Slide the Medial Arch of the Foot
		108 ~ Thumb Stroke and Stretch the Toes
		109 ~ Slap and Stroke the Dorsum of the Foot
		110 ~ Cup the Outside of Both Legs
	To Finish…
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