TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE is an ancient technique that has its roots in Buddhism, Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, Hatha Yoga and indigenous Thai medicine. It was created by Shivago Komarpaj, who was Buddha’s physician 2500 years ago. As an Eastern technique, it shares the theory of the flow of energies through the channels or body lines (sen). Yoga-style postures and other stretches are crucial for their effects on these body lines, and on a secondary level, for their ability to improve flexibility and stretching.
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WHAT A TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE SESSION IS LIKE:
The Traditional Thai Massage session takes place on a 1,6×2,0m futon. Wear comfortable clothes and no body oils. The masseuse uses hands, palms, forearms, feet, elbows and knees to apply pressure. There is also stretching of muscles, tendons and joints. This is complemented by the use of TOK SEN (wooden mallet) on specific areas of the body. This loosens tensions and restores the natural flow of energy. It restores the body’s capacity for self-healing. The session can be similar to an integrated yoga sequence, where the receiver acts passively.
KEY WORD: STRENGTH-STRETCHING-PLENITUDE
The benefits of traditional Thai massage are wide and extensive. It relaxes both physically and emotionally. Improves the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and immune systems. Increases blood and lymphatic circulation. It gives flexibility to the joints and increases the elasticity of the body. Reduces muscle contraction, thus relaxing muscle tissue. Increases flexibility and muscle mobility. Improves posture and body alignment. Releases physical and energetic blockages. Reduces stress and calms the mind.