The Online Library (THAI Archives)

About the THAI Archives


The THAI Archives contain the world’s largest online library of information on traditional Thai massage and Thai healing arts.  Currently, over 500 items are available, including research and academic papers, historical information, Thailand travel and study tips, and Thai language and culture. The THAI online library is open to the general public, free of charge.


Archive categories and sections


About Thai Massage

Here you will find study and practice information, information about Thailand schools, teachers, programs of study, and Thailand travel information. Categories include:  Client Management Tools; Guidelines & Tools for Practice; Thailand Study Information; and Thailand Travel Information.


Essays & Articles

This category contains over 200 articles on practice and study of traditional Thai massage.  Subcategories include: About Thai Massage; Biographies & Interviews; Living Traditions Newsletters; Magazine & Newspaper Articles; Other Traditional Healing Systems; and Spirituality & Thai Healing.


Research & Other Information

This section features research articles and academic papers on past and current practice of traditional Thai therapies and Thai medicine. There are over 200 entries in six main categories: Traditional Thai Massage; Traditional Thai Medicine; Buddhism; Jivaka Kumarabhaccha; Social, Spiritual & Ethical Issues; and Thai Herbs & Herbal Healing Traditions.


Thailand Information

Here you will find an interesting collection of articles on Thai Culture, Customs & Traditions; Thai Spiritual Beliefs; Thai language; Study in Thailand; and Tips for Travel to Thailand.


Guidelines for using the THAI Archives

All articles are in pdf format, so to read, download or print articles from the THAI archives, you must have a pdf file reader installed on your device.  Adobe Reader is available as a free download and a link is provided on the main page of the Archives.


NOTE: If you plan to use any written information from the THAI Archives for academic or research papers, or for teaching, you must grant author and publication credit from the source publication. Reproduction of any item in the archives for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission of the author or the commercial publisher.


Thai Healing Alliance is a non-profit organization. If you find that the THAI Archives have been helpful to you in your research, study or practice, please consider making a donation.

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