Traditional Thai massage is an extraordinary method of a Buddhist therapeutic touch, Buddhist principle of “Metta” loving
kindness, an ancient healing art which was founded over 2000 years ago. Influences include yoga from India Ayurverdic and southeast Asian culture.
Father of medicine doctor Shivagomarpaj , who had connections with the Buddha and subsequent propagation to ascetic and
their monastic institution, the practitioner of this medicine were monks,practicing their healing at the monasteries.
The written records of Thai massage date back to the 17th century, there were medical scripture written on the palm
leaves that were regarded the same amount of respect and importance as the Buddhist scripture. Sadly, most of these old
documents were destroyed following the Burmese invasion of the old royal capital Ayutthaya and now lost forever.
The fragment that survived were collated together in the early 19th century by king Rama 3 and engraved at the Wat Pho
temple in Bangkok Thailand which is the most important school for Thai massage these days.
Thai massage developed originally as a spiritual practice, it was taught and practiced exclusively in temples were people
would go in search for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. The secret of Thai massage has been pass on from
generation to generation. There are 10 major life energy channels (sen sib) . These are the heart of the therapeutic Thai
massage,flowing movement stretches and rhythmic massage and pressure points. It can be done gently slow movement or fast
and deeper depend on restorative need or mood of the client.
There are 2 type of Thai massage, the first called “Ratchasumnak” it ‘s mean royal style massage with its use to massage
loyalty, this massage employ only hand in giving massage.
The second massage type it known as “Chaloeisak” this type of massage was practice by the common people and may use hand
elbows, knees and feet and such as with impolite form of massage. Thai massage to the present day is mixer of 2 style
with the future unique feature, the use of select nature herbs.