Traditional Thai Massage: an introduction


The ancient Thai system that soothes away the stresses and strains of modern-day living.


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History of Thai Massage

Traditional Ancient Thai massage is a unique form of Bodywork that incorporates Hatha Yoga, acupressure and reflexology with origins dating back about 2500 years. The roots of Thai massage are traced back to the founder of the practice (known as “Father Doctor”) Shivaga Komarpaj, a doctor, friend and contemporary to the Buddha. Ancient Medical texts were carved in stone in attempts to preserve the tradition of Thai massage; these stone inscriptions still sit within the walls of the Wat Pho temple in Bangkok.

In Thailand, there are many agricultural people who do a lot of physical work through the day and their muscles become very tight and sore, so they teach their children massage skills they learned from their parents. In this way Thai massage is passed down as an oral tradition.
Massage has a unique style in each area of Thailand. When people would gather together from different regions they would exchange their techniques of massage. In this same way influences came from other countries such as China, India, Burma and Tibet creating its evolution and development.


Thai massage techniques

The techniques of Thai massage. The therapists can be use hands, feet, forearms, knees, elbows and combine with stretching like Yoga. The professional skilful are all safety for you and beneficial.

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Benefits of Thai Massage

The Holistic of Thai medical massage can move deeper into the mechanical functions of the body, working with deep muscle tension and joint mobility as well as nerve, muscle and ligament balancing.

Traditional Thai Massage is based on the concept of vital life force energy that flows along channels in the body to specific energy points. Traditional Thai Massage focuses on the ten major channels.

According to Thai Massage theory, the human body remains healthy when it maintains its balance of energy in relation to the energy of the universe. Any imbalance in the flow of energy will result in sickness. Working on the energy points can relieve blockages and imbalances in the energy channels. When the energy flows and is in balance, your feeling of well-being is restored. You feel good, energized, relaxed and free from pain and stiffness.

Traditional Thai Massage can be applied very shallowly for relaxation but its deep application is therapeutic. Because it stimulates the flow of blood and lymph (tissue fluid), the pressure that is applied to the energy points and channels will release energy blockages and stagnation.

The combination of pressing and stretching promotes the flow of energy, helping to maintain health and preserve youthfulness. There is freedom from stiffness, an increase in flexibility and a reduction in chronic pain. The energy levels are balanced, allowing the person to release emotions.

Muscles provide movement of the skeleton by contracting and relaxing. Emotional tension can cause a muscle to become tense, contract and shorten, causing stiffness, aches and pains. Tension also creates an imbalance of force on the spine, resulting in back pain, neck pain and headaches, all of which speeds the aging process. Massage and stretching in Traditional Thai Massage causes the nervous system to release endorphins. These endorphins can relieve pain and produce powerful feelings of health and well-being.

Ideally, a whole-body massage will take from two to three hours. This is enough time to work on the whole body and still maintain concentration. This does not mean that less time is less effective. It is better to spend an hour time, so that they can be treated properly with the sessions, than to rush through the process and lose the benefits.

Don’t wait for pain and stiffness to build up. Come to the Thai Healing massage regularly for a massage session and keep your body healthy and pain-free.