Did you know Thai Massage?

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Thai Massage

This ancient therapy is old, and we mean dating back some 2,500 years. Its origin is said to have come from India, during the time of the Buddha. The physician to the Buddha, Shivago Komarpaj, is said to have created the Thai massage. As Buddhism slowly started to make its way to Thailand, the massage technique came with it. Thai traditional massages were, and still are, used in conjunction with other traditional medicines.

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Traditional Thai Massage.

History of Traditional Thai Massage

The proximity of Thailand to China and the arrival of Buddhism from India meant that some aspects of Thai culture were borrowed from Chinese and Indian practices. The Thais’ ancient healing traditions are part of their culture where these two influences can be felt. Central to the concept of traditional Thai massage is the release of the vital life force called ‘lom’ by stimulating the invisible energy pathways called ‘sen’ to remove the blockages, in the same way that Chinese energy meridians are stimulated by pressure and puncture to realign the person’s ‘qi’ or life-energy. As to the Indian influence on traditional Thai massage, hatha yoga may be the most visible. This is because hatha yoga is mostly about finding mental balance 

(in preparation for meditation) by releasing tensions and traumas that the body has accumulated over time.

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What Is Thai Massage?

Thai massage is new to modern spas, but it is actually an ancient form of massage thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago. It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension, and balance the body’s energy systems. 

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