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 700 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:  Guidelines for Practice; Refining Techniques; Strategies & Concepts; and Client Management Tools.


Essays & Articles

This category contains over 200 articles on practice and study of traditional Thai massage.  Subcategories include: About Thai Massage; Biographies & Interviews; Magazine & Newspaper Articles; a Multi-Lingua section for information in other languages; Other Traditional Healing Systems; Spirituality & Thai Healing Arts; and THAI Newsletters.


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:  Buddhism; Jivaka Kumarabhaccha; Social, Spiritual & Ethical Issues; Thai Herbs & Herbal Healing Traditions; Traditional Thai Massage; and Traditional Thai Medicine.


Thailand Information

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


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 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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