Traditional Thai massage or ancient massage (nuad phaen boran as it is called in Thai) can look back at a long history of therapeutic healing. If one traces the evolution of the techniques of healing massage practiced in Thailand, one discovers the astonishing fact that the earliest roots of Thai massage lie not in Thailand but in India. The legendary founder of the art is believed to have been a doctor from Northern India known as Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, he was a contemporary of the Buddha and personal physician to the Magadha King Bimbisara over 2500 years ago.
Thai Massage does not primarily work with the physical body but with the energy body-stretching the muscles & pressing the energy points to help the flow of life force.
The duration of the treatment is 90 minutes starting with a deep pressure point massage of the feet.
Thai Massage includes the whole body but focuses on the legs to fire up the blood circulation. An invigorating blend of lemongrass, lime and ginger oil is used to energise and improve energy flow.
The theatrical foundation of the Thai Massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines running through the body. Ten of these lines are especially important in Thai Massage “ the ten sen or sibsen” Western Scientists are still puzzled by the fact that these lines & points do seem to have validity. Their existence can be validated practically by the curing of the various diseases or at the very least by providing relief. These points can be thought of as windows into the body. These windows enable an exchange of cosmic energy through which the human body is maintained in an energy balance with the energy of the universe.
Disturbances in the flow of energy result in an insufficient supply of the prana which will in turn lead to sickness. Working on the energy lines with massage can break the blocks, stimulate the free flow of the prana (energy) and help to restore general wellbeing.