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Traditional Thai Massage Techniques

Traditional Thai Massage Combine Yoga And Meridian Pressure Techniques at Leading Health Medical Spas in Bangkok

Traditional Thai Massage Techniques in Bangkok Thailand SpaIf you find your self struggling to cope with the stress of everyday life or work has seemingly ground down your muscles, a Thai massage may be just what the mind and body are looking for. Thai Massage is an ancient art form combing guided stretches and Meridian pressure techniques with Pranayama breathing.

Dr ShivagoTraditional Thai massage is over 2500 years old and originates from India. It was the famous Indian ‘Doctor Jivaka (Shivago) Kumar Baccha’ Buddha’s personal physician, who bought the techniques to Thailand. Dr. Shivago is known as the ‘father or medicine’ throughout Thailand and homage is given to him by all serious practitioners of Thai Massage.

Although most of the literature regarding Traditional Thai Massage was destroyed during the Burmese invasion of Thailand, there are still a collection of intricate carvings and drawings on display at the famous Wat Po Temple, located behind the Grand Palace in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok, that give testimony to its existence and its place in tradition.

Thai massage is based around the energy (prana or chi) which flows around our bodies. Our energy is said to circulate around 72,000 energy lines within the body, if there are blockages in these lines our ‘chi’ is broken and we may become susceptible to sickness and disease. Thai Massage Techniques help rid the body of these blockages enabling our energy to flow properly.

Traditional Thai MassageWith the application of rhythmic pressure on certain points and the yogic stretching of muscles and joints, blockages can be broken and the energy restored to its natural flow. Using a combination of the hands, thumbs, elbows, knees, feet and forearms, Traditional Thai Massage Techniques focus on utilizing body weight and correct posture to perfect the spiritual art form.

Benefits of a Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is about restoring the body’s natural balance and well-being. Depending on your mood, the massage may leave you feeling drained and tired or completely invigorated and full of energy. However you feel after the experience, a Thai Massage is able to:

  • Alleviate conditions such as lower back pain, headache, arthritis, digestive difficulties or menstrual cramps
  • Release built-up tension (knots) in the muscles
  • Increase general flexibility and joint mobility
  • Act as a lymphatic cleanser
  • Eliminate toxins in the system
  • Stimulate internal organs
  • Improve neurological functioning
  • Increase vitality
  • Relieve tension and stress-related diseases
  • Help heal old injuries
  • Help strengthen the immune system
  • Release emotional blockages
  • Induce deep relaxation
  • Calm the mind

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