Origin: India, later Thailand
Despite the term "massage" used, Thai massage is not a massage in the classical sense. The original Thai massage Nuad Phaen Boran is a massage art whose origins go back a long way. Its founder, Dr. Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, personal physician of the Indian royal family and friend of the Buddha, used this massage art more than 2500 years ago. Later, this form of massage was also spread in Thailand and cultivated and further developed by the monks. The energy that flows through the body (prana, chi or life force) as well as the energy channels (meridians, nadis or sen sib) are the focus of this massage.
Traditional Thai massage (Nuad Phaen Boran), like most Far Eastern techniques, is a method that focuses on the interplay of body, mind and spirit. It is about harmonising the body. In this massage, the masseur works along the energy pathways, the meridians. Only when the energy of life can flow freely can blockages be released and body, mind and soul become one.
A Thai massage involves both the energetic and the physical parts of the body. The sequence is from foot to head. The body is moved, loosened and stretched in exactly this order by the therapist using various techniques.
In traditional Thai massage, you lie on an appropriate, slightly thicker mat on the floor, as the therapist uses his whole body for the massage. In addition, stretches and postures of varying intensity are used. Alternating pressure is applied to specific areas of the body with the palms, fingers, elbows, forearms, knees and legs.
Aims of Thai massage
On the physical level:
- Reduction of muscle tension.
- Very effective in case of chronic tension and contractures
- Invigorates the metabolism
- Relaxes the body in general
- Soothes head, neck, back and shoulder pain
On the mental and emotional level
- Helps release repressed feelings
- Restores inner balance
- Helps return to a state of calm
- Clears sensations of heaviness, depression, fatigue
- Promotes a state of calm and joy
Back and legs
|Full body massage