History of Thai Massage
Buddhism in Thailand can be traced back over 2500 years, when the Buddhist monks from India immigrated to Thailand. The massage techniques now known as Thai Massage to are thought to have been spread to the new land at this time.
In 1292, Emperor Rama Kamuhen recognized Tera Vata buddhism as the national religion, and Thai medicine developed deeply linked with the Buddhism faith, being kept within the temple schools called “Wat”s. However, how and what way the medicine was developed until the middle half of the 19th century, unfortunately it is not clear.
For the people living at this time, Wat’s played a central and extremely important role in their society, with the mentors (teachers) relaying Thai Massage and Thai medicine and cures to their disciples (monk students) orally through the centuries. The written Thai medical and Thai Massage testiments were extremely treasured in the same way as Buddhist testiments were, being housed in King Ayathuya’s palace. However in 1767, this location was invaded by Birma troops and destroyed. The medical records were not copied, so were mostly lost with the sacred books and political records.
In 1837, Emperor Rama III ordered the last remaining medical testaments to be inscripted within the grounds of Wat Pho, Bangkok. These records were drawn as energy lines running through the front and back of the human body, consisting of 60 inscriptions in rock. These historical documentations are inscripted on the walls within the Wat Pho grounds to this day, and can be viewed by all.
Traditional Thai massage is believed to have come from India along with the expansion of Buddhism and Indian culture into Thailand.
Some scholars speculate that possibly there might have been Chinese influences on Thai culture, through trading relationships over a long period, which also played a part in the development of Thai massage. This, of course, spanned many centuries of history and during this time the art has been refined and shaped into its present system.
At present traditional Thai massage is still taught and practiced at many Buddhist temples and massage schools throughout the country. The well known temples in Bangkok area are Wat Mahataat, Wat Parinayok, Wat Sampraya, and Wat Pho.
Massage exemplifies the “Four Divine States of Mind” of Buddhist teaching: loving kindness, compassion, vicarious joy, and equanimity. These are collectively known in Thai as the “Phramwihan See”. They embody the spirit in which Thai medical services were traditionally given, as opposed to the motivating forces of commercialism which are so apparent nowadays in Thailand.
• Facilitates relaxation.
• Heightens awareness
• Free blockages in energy flow.
• Invigorates the nervous system.
• Relieves ability to absorb nutrition.
• Strengthens and rejuvenates the body.
• Improves circulation of blood and lymph.
• Increase flexibility.
• Give a general feeling of well being assisting in balancing body, mind and spirit.
• Enhances elimination of wastes and toxic debris from physical, mental and emotional strain.
• Thai massage can be particularly helpful in relieving, Headaches, migraines, arthritis, whiplash pain, paralysis, numbness, sciatica, back pain an other conditions.
1. Back, Shoulder and Neck Relaxation Massage
2. Foot Reflexology
3. Thai Traditional Body Massage
4. Herbal Aroma Massage
5. Anti – Stress Head Massage
6. Thai Foot Relaxation Massage
7. Thai Massage Treatment for body pains
8. Swedish Massage
9. Shaitsu Massage
10. Aromatic Hot Stone Massage
11. Sport Massage
12. Thai Aroma Therapy Massage
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