The success of health tourism in Thailand: A big demand for asian healing arts

Kohei Kogiso

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In this chapter, I focus on the relationship between Thai Massage and health tourism in Thailand and examine how the Thai government promotes Thai Massage as a health tourism resource. In recent years, attention to health tourism has been increasing, especially in Asian countries, where tourists often enjoy a variety of traditional medical practices or therapies. Such ‘healing arts’ as Tai Chi, Zen meditation, and Yoga are popular. Thai Massage has also joined the group of traditional medicines, and attracts many tourists as a ‘spiritual’ practice based on Buddhist philosophy. The main destination for such Asian health tourism is the spa; traditional healing arts are often mentioned in health promotion programs. The ‘modern spa’ is a health resort that is different from modern medical facilities. The inclusion of traditional healing arts is an important component of the ‘modern spa’. This article discusses the historical process and socio-cultural context of how Thai Massage has come to be a core activity of health tourism in Thailand.

元の言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルSports Management and Sports Humanities
出版者Springer Japan
ページ149-160
ページ数12
ISBN(印刷物)9784431553243, 9784431553236
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2015 1 1

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Massage
Thailand
Art
Tourism
Health
art
demand
health
Tai Ji
Yoga
tourist
Meditation
health resort
Health Resorts
Health Resources
Traditional Medicine
Health Promotion
traditional medicine
meditation
medical practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Kogiso, K. (2015). The success of health tourism in Thailand: A big demand for asian healing arts. : Sports Management and Sports Humanities (pp. 149-160). Springer Japan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55324-3_11

The success of health tourism in Thailand : A big demand for asian healing arts. / Kogiso, Kohei.

Sports Management and Sports Humanities. Springer Japan, 2015. p. 149-160.

研究成果: Chapter

Kogiso, K 2015, The success of health tourism in Thailand: A big demand for asian healing arts. : Sports Management and Sports Humanities. Springer Japan, pp. 149-160. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55324-3_11
Kogiso K. The success of health tourism in Thailand: A big demand for asian healing arts. : Sports Management and Sports Humanities. Springer Japan. 2015. p. 149-160 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55324-3_11
Kogiso, Kohei. / The success of health tourism in Thailand : A big demand for asian healing arts. Sports Management and Sports Humanities. Springer Japan, 2015. pp. 149-160
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