Thai Massage is one of the world’s oldest healing modalities and originates from the time of the Buddha over 2500 years ago.
Introduced to Thailand by an Indian doctor, ‘Nuad Phaen Boran’ as is it known in Thailand, correctly translates as Ancient Massage or Traditional Massage. Here it is more widely known as Thai Massage.
Thai Massage is considered an ancient art of body therapy for 타이마사지 health, healing, and transformation.
The History of Thai Massage
Thai massage has been performed for centuries by monks in Southeast Asia as one element of indigenous Thai medicine.
As with much of traditional oriental medicine, illness is seen as an imbalance of the mind, body and spirit or ‘chi’.
Thai massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines running through the body. These energy lines known as ‘Prana Nadis’ supply us with vital energy.
‘Prana’ (life energy) is absorbed with the air we breathe and with the food we eat. Disturbances in the flow of energy result in an insufficient supply of Prana, which in turn lead to sickness.
Thai massage selects ten energy mainlines on which there are significantly important acupressure points. Working on these energy mainlines, Thai massage breaks the blockades, stimulates the free flow of Prana, and helps to restore general well-being.
Thai Massage – How Does it Work?
Thai Massage focuses on interactive manipulation and uses two primary procedures.
These include the therapist applying gentle pressure with the hands and feet along the energy lines and a variety of passive stretching movements to manipulate your body into a series of postures.
These movements help to align the energies of the body.
Traditional Thai massage differs greatly from traditional massage where kneading of muscles and strokes of varying lengths and pressure are used to stimulate, calm or relax.
It works more with the energy body rather than with the physical body and is based on a gentle but vigorous pressure, the pressing of energy points and a lot of stretching.
What are the Benefits of Thai Massage?
Although Thai massage is considered more vigorous than traditional massage, the effect is uniquely energizing as well as relaxing.
Sometimes referred to as Thai yoga, because of the ‘assisted stretching’, Thai massage stimulates and energizes the body and releases tension and toxins from joints, muscles and connective tissue.
Thai massage has been used for many years to treat degenerative illness and promote wellness and can be beneficial for the young or old, healthy or not so healthy, the active or not so active.