Thai Massage

The roots of what is known as “Traditional Thai massage” date back to some 2500 years ago in India, in times of Ayurvedic healing. It was brought over to Thailand, with the migration of Buddhism, as a medical practice by a famous Indian doctor “Jivaka Kumar Baccha”, the Buddha’s personal physician and doctor of the monks in the monasteries of that time. The teaching and sharing from generation to generation and from master to student has made this massage the intuitive hands -on healing art that it is.

Thai massage is a form of body work that has gained wide popularity in the West. A complete Thai massage incorporates a combination of point pressure, energy meridian work (Sen) and yoga-like stretching for an invigorating and balancing experience. Thai massage is different from other forms of massage in that there is no oil used, that the practitioner uses a comfortable floor mat (as opposed to a table), and that the client remains comfortable clothed throughout the massage.
Thai massage blends point pressure and stretching and is very beneficial to those who find themselves stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work, sports, or from arthritis or other debilitating diseases. Thai massage enhances strength and flexibility, relaxes sore or tense muscles, and can help to recapture lost range of motion. By encouraging lymphatic function, this traditional massage can also detoxify the body, heighten the immune system, and prevent disease and/or injury by promoting flexibility.