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Traditional Thai Massage, also called “Thai Yoga Therapy,” Nuad phaen boran or Nuat Thai, is a therapeutic technique that dates back thousands of years. It’s precise origins are unknown, but practitioners traditionally trace their lineage to Jivaka Komarabhacca, also known as Shivago, who was a personal physician to the Sangha, a friend and physician to the Buddha and renowned as a healer in Buddhist tradition.
Traditional Thai medicine is a natural, holistic approach to health and well-being, developed over thousands of years, which includes proper nutrition, physical exercise, the use of medicinal herbs and therapeutic massage. Traditional Thai medicine is not only concerned with curing diseases and ailments: its primary goal is maintaining health and well-being, as ancient Thais believed that “the absence of illness is the best blessing”. The medical knowledge developed by Thai people through many generations has come to be known as the ancient wisdom of Thailand.
Diagrams inscribed on the walls at the temple of Wat Po in Bangkok illustrate one of the fundamental principles of traditional Thai medicine: that energy flows through the body along ten major channels, or sen lines. If an obstruction occurs in any of these channels it is believed that pain or disease results. In this sense, traditional Thai medicine is similar to many other ancient healing systems, which believe that illnesses are caused by an imbalance or obstruction within the individual, or by an imbalance between an individual and his environment.
Thai Massage is a type of massage in Thai style that involves blending yoga like stretching and deep massage. It is usually performed on the floor, and the customer is provided with loose and comfortable clothes to change into, to allow easy movement during the performance.
Thai Massage is known in Thailand as “Nuad PanBoran” which is literally meant the ancient manner massage. Typically no oils are used in Thai Massage. However, oil is slightly used by our masseuses for smooth performances and for preventing customers from hurting their skin.
During the performance, the massage therapist leans on the recipient’s body using hands and usually straight forearms locked at the elbow to apply firm rhythmic pressure. The massage generally follows the Sen (lines on the body) somewhat analogous to meridians or channel common in Chinese medicine and India nadis. Legs and feet of the giver can be used to fixate the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fixate the body, while the feet do the massaging action.
A full Thai Massage Session typically lasts two hours or more and it includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body. This may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking the knuckles, walking on the recipients’s back and arching the recipient’s body into bhujangasana or cobra position.