The History of Thai Massage

A culture practiced for over 2500 years

Some words about Thai Massage

Thai Massage and Thai Medicine are said to have been founded but the legendary Shivago Komarpaj, a physician from over 2500 years ago. He was from northern India and said to be a friend and personal physician of the Buddha.

He also worked with the Magadha King Bimbasara and the Buddhist nuns and monks called the Sangha. Though there are a combination of influences for Thai medicine from Chinese, Indian and Southeast Asian culture credit is giving mostly to Mr. Komarpaj. Most of the recorded history of Thai massage was lost in 1767 during the Burmese attack in Ayutthia. There were records that survived and were inscribed in the Sala Moh Nuat, a massage pavillion in Bangkok.

Following World War II Thailand became a popular place for tourist, making Thai massages a world known technique.

Thai Massage is one of the four branches of Traditional Thai medicine. It is a healing technique that was practiced before doctors.

The massage involves deep massage and stretching and it happens on the floor on a firm mattress or a mat. It is a therapeutic procedure that provides relaxation and restores healthy blood circulation.

It also treats energy blockages, weak, dysfunctional organs, aches and pains, stress and tension, flexibility, paralysis, nerve problems and postural alignments.

Thai massage differs from traditional massage by its use of body’s energy line system, known as Sen lines.

There is a basic theory that there are seventy-two thousand Sen lines that are also called energy lines that line the frame of the physical body. The sen lines corresponds with the Chinese acupuncture medications and the ancient medicine practice from Indian Ayurvedic.

A session typically last around two hours or maybe more and the massage works to stretch the entire body.

The massage may include the pulling of toes, fingers and ears.

Thai Massage is ideal for everyone as the sessions are customized for each individual with their body type and age.

What is Thai Massage?

  • It is an ancient natural therapy that may help to reduce some of your ailments.
  • Has been practiced for over 2500 years.
  • It is performed on mat or futon mattress.
  • It works on the energy lines.
  • It focus on muscles, joints and even massage your stomach, head, fingers, toes and ears.
  • It helps promotes circulation, health & Well-being.
  • It involves yoga technique.
  • It helps to increase muscular flexibility.
  • It helps you to become stronger.
  • It relaxes your entire body.

Thai Massage

The “Nuad Boran” Traditional School

Benefits of Traditional Thai Massage:

To meet each client’s needs, I have separated the technique into different offerings:

  • Athletes or anyone who participates in strenuous exercise such as cycling, running, dancing, swimming, working out yoga practitioner or weight lifting: Thai massage helps to relax the muscles, increase flexibility and allow the body to recuperate.
  • Pregnant women: The soft and gentle technique helps reduce back and leg pain. It helps to relax the mother and her developing child.
  • Professionals such as teachers, office workers, business people: The deep pressure points help to loosen your tense body, while reducing stress & increasing energy levels. Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication
  • Musicians and other artists: Proper pressure is applied along the energy lines to help reduce pain and numbness in shoulders, arms hands, fingers and muscles.
  • Anyone who is on their feet all day and involves in physical work such as construction workers, factory employees and waitresses: Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain. and relaxes the entire body.
  • Travelers who drive or fly: Thai massage helps to reduce numb muscles and increase blood circulation.

Thai Massage Flow:

Traditional Thai Massage

Thai massage combines massage with placement of the body in yoga-like positions during the session. Thai massage techniques may vary between practitioners or the regions in Thailand from which they came. Some involve more flexibility stretching, while others focus on applying pressure to the muscles and joints.

Full Body – 60/90/120 minutes

Back, Neck and Shoulder Thai Massage

We recommend this massage specially to people who have to sit at work most of the time because this massage unblocks the strain in the upper part of your back, head, shoulders and neck. I use very special balsam which is prepared in the temple Wat Po in Thailand and they combine pressure massage to relieve stiff and painful parts of your body.

Back, Neck and Shoulder – 45/60 minutes

Foot Thai Massage

This kind of massage consists of massaging each and different reflective points of organs, combined with calves muscles and soles massaging by natural oil. Massage ends with stretching and a good care of your toes. The massage has a very relieving effect and brings you relaxation and positive influence to you psyche.

Full Body – 45/60 minutes

Face Massage

This releasing massage of face has relaxing effects on central nervous system above all. It helps to slow down the process of ageing for it improves the blood circulation and the elasticity of face muscles. For its excellent relaxing results it is highly recommended not only for women, but also for men.

Full Body – 45/60 minutes

Body Oil Massage

The Art of Traditional Massage

Benefits of Oil Massage Therapy:

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research shows that massage therapy provides several important health benefits, including:

Massage improves blood circulation,
which aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity.

Massage relaxes muscles for an improved range of motion.
The muscle relaxation also helps with insomnia.

Massage leads to increased endorphin levels.
The increase of endorphin levels is actually one of the greatest benefits of massage therapy. Endorphins are the chemicals the body produces that make you feel good, which is very effective in managing chronic pain.

  • Improves Blood Circulation

  • Relaxes Muscles

  • Improves range of motion

  • Increases endorphin levels

  • Helps with chronic pain

  • Helps with insomnia

Oil Massage Flow:

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage – Probably the most popular massage technique to aid in stress and tension reduction, improve circulation and blood flow.

Full Body – 60/90 minutes

Sport Massage

Sports Massage is a particular form of massage/bodywork in general used before, during and after sports events.

Full Body – 60/90 minutes

Cervical Massage

Cervical Massage – Neck and Shoulder Massage targets the places you hold the most tension, reduces inflammation and help muscles recover.

Neck – Shoulder – 30/45 minutes

Foot Oil Massage

Foot Oil Massage – It can improve our moods, reduce or totally eliminate stress and pain, enhancing our overall health and well-being. Not reflexology.

Foot – 45/60 minutes

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