The roots of Thai Massage lie in Buddhism when it came to Thailand around the 3rd century B.C. The founder of this branch of medicine was a physician by the name of Shivago Komarpaj who Buddhists believe was a physician to Buddha. Where temples were built, medical schools and dispenseries were built adjacent to them and therefore religion and medicine became seen as one in the same. Thai Massage was taught and practiced only in the monestaries and it was not until approximately 50 years ago that Thai Massage was released to the world.
The main focus of Thai Massage is to help attain or regain balance in the flow of energy in the body. It works on both the superficial and deeper layers of muscles, ligaments, joints, and connective tissue. It touches all areas of the body including the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, and repiratory systems. This ancient calming and healing art has a close relationship with Indian Ayruveda, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Shiatsu. The continuity in the flow of stretching movements is very simular to asana-like (yoga postures) sequences whereas Sen energy lines of Thai Massage are simular in theory to the meridian energy lines of Chinese Acupuncture. Combined with the flow of stretching movements, the practitioner uses a variety of pressures: palms, forearms, thumbs, elbows, feet, and knees which allows the body to relax and open up and let the energy flow.
"Thai Massage is like a thousand gentle waves washing over the body"
1.5 hour session: $100