Warning: In case you do not have a sense of humor, do not go through this Thai Care article. Read at your own risk!
Recently I checked out the site of a major US Thai Massage institution (I’ll not name them here) to find out what is needed to create an article on their site. I enjoy creating and submitting articles about Thai Massage and’ve been doing so for years. I print them on three of my own healing arts websites and they’ve now been republished by countless different sites. After teaching and practicing Thai Massage in Thailand as well as other countries for 12 years and directing an online Thai Massage video practice school, I’ve lots of interesting topics to share. I naively thought those credentials would get me a foot at the door.
Now back to the website of this Thai Massage มรภ.สวนสุนันทา. Their rules say that this guide cannot appear somewhere else, so that they possess the rights to the report, which I must submit proof that who I’ve studied Thai Massage with, plus I must submit evidence I had a certain amount of study and practice hours, and at least one of my massage educators has to be approved by these as a skilled teacher by their standards.
I almost fell off my seat once I read that and decided to pursue unique venues. Too much trouble in my opinion. Nevertheless, it is their site and their rules, and so they can make up whatever rules they like. I don’t have any issue with that at all.
You see, I stay in Thailand, and we have no so many rules , of course, if there are too many or too complicated rules, nobody will bother to check out them anyway. I realize that far less difficult to live with, but that is only our perspective.
But here is the funny thing: In case those identical rule-obsessed Westerners arrived at Thailand, suddenly everything changes. They ask their favourite Thai Massage therapist at which she learned all of this good stuff. If she informs them that she heard it in the grandma, then the westerner will nod appreciatively and admire grandma’s skills.