Also called nuad bo rarn, Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately twenty-five hundred years. Yes, 2,500 years. Although the origins are somewhat vague, credit for Thai massage is given to a famous Indian doctor, Shivago Komarpaj, who was the personal physician of the Buddha and Magadha king. Historically, manipulation was one of four major branches composing traditional Thai ceremonies or magical practices.
This is based on the theory the body is made up of seventy-two thousand sen, or energy lines, of which ten hold top priority. Thai massage also involves peripheral stimulating, meaning it acts as an external stimulant to produce specific internal effects. This point serves as the main division between Thai and Western massage. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight.
Thai massage differs from your average massage in many ways, one of the most prominent differences is that you will lay on a mat on the floor and remain fully clothed. You will, have to remove your shoes however.
Thai massage involves stretching and deep tissue massage. This massage will be completed by your theripsit using their thumbs, elbows, and knees; another reason why this massage is done on the floor.
Are you ready to try a Thai Massage? We have several therapist who offer this massage and many have had several years to perfect their craft!