HEALTH / BODYWORKThai Yoga Massage is a dynamic bodywork therapy in which the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balnaces the body energetically. This unique transformative healing system, which is growing in popularity in the Western world, originated in the temples of Thailand many centuries ago as a blend of yoga, Ayurveda, and martial arts.In Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type, Kam Thye Chow, one of the foremost practitioners of Thai Yoga Massage and the author of the book and DVD Thai Yoga Massage, and coauthor Emily Moody show how to tailor the practice to the individual needs of each recipient through the application of Ayurvedic principles. The three basic body types described by Ayurveda--vata, pitta, and kapha--each have different physical attributes and energetic needs that respond differently to each Thai Yoga Massage posture. Practitioners learn the Ayurvedic benefits of each posture as well as breathing techniques, diet and lifestyle tips, and the precautions that should be followed to adapt their massage approach to best meet the needs of their clients. More than 50 illustrated, full-body Thai Yoga Massage postures are presented as well as a complete massage flow for each body type. KAM THYE CHOW, author of Thai Yoga Massage and Tai Chi Chuan: Mindfulness in Motion, is the founder and director of the Lotus Palm School in Montreal. EMILY MOODY is an Ayurvedic educator, yoga instructor, and teacher for the Lotus Palm School and hasworked closely with Kam Thye since 1999.Chow, Kam Thye is the author of 'Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Body Type An Ayurvedic Tradition', published 2006 under ISBN 9780892811847 and ISBN 0892811846.