If you are looking for a treatment that leaves you feeling invigorated, stretched and alive, the 2500 years old tradition of Thai Massage is excellent. The process includes gentle stretches and acupressure to effectively releif pain, increase flexibility, assist the flow of energy and restore a general balance in the body. Please bring comfortable clothing to wear during this treatment.
What to expect during Thai Massage?
Thai massage is a natural therapy that has been practised for millennia and combines traditional massage techniques with yoga stretches. Thai massage translates to “Nuad bo rarn” which in Thai translates to ‘ancient massage’, or the ‘ancient healing way’. It is usually performed in a holistic way meaning that the whole body is treated.
Thai massages are traditionally dry, meaning there is little or no use of oil. The client lies down on a mattress on the floor so that the therapist has the freedom to move around and use his/her body to apply pressure to different areas of the body, using a combination of stretching and compression techniques. Thai massage therapists may use hands, forearms, feet and elbows.
Benefits of Thai Massage
In addition to being amazingly relaxing, Thai massage offers an additional list of benefits. Regular sessions will help you to experience increased flexibility, a wider range of movement, healthier blood circulation and joints, enhanced sleep quality and improved body posture. The therapy can also limit the impact of neuropathic pain and other chronic conditions to experience less physical pain.
Traditional Thai Massage
If you are looking for a treatment that leaves you feeling invigorated, stretched and alive, the 2500 years old tradition of Thai Massage is excellent. The process includes gentle stretches and acupressure to effectively relieve pain, increase flexibility, assist the flow of energy and restore a general balance in the body. Please bring comfortable clothing to wear during this treatment.
History of Thai Massage
The origins of Thai Massage are believed to date back around 2,500 years. the founder, Jivaka Komarabhacca, one of the most respected physicians in northern India, is also believed to be the founder of traditional Thai medicine and to have treated Buddha himself. Here is where spirituality and massage first began to merge.
It is claimed that India is responsible for the “yoga-stretching” element that we see in Thai Massage. The heavy focus on the invisible energy line system is taken from Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese acupuncture. These channels, also referred to as Sen lines, power all aspects of the body, from the emotional to the physical. This means that any energy imbalance will result in pain and poor mental health. It is because of this understanding that Thai massage can help the energy flow properly to experience less stress and discomfort in the body and mind.
As many of the records documenting the history of Thai Massage were lost, it is believed that much of this ancient art was passed down through generations via word of mouth. The long-established practice travelled the world after World War II and reached the US shores by the late 1980s.