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What is Traditional Thai Massage?

Traditional Thai Massage is an ancient healing art which has its roots in the Indian Ayurvedic medicine system. This unique and highly relaxing massage is based on the concept of energy lines (Sen) running through the body and combines elements of acupressure, yoga, reflexology and Ayurveda. The working of these Sen lines breaks blockages, stimulates the free flow of energy and helps to restore general well-being.

I practise the Northern style of Traditional Thai Massage which is much gentler than the harder Southern or Bangkok style.
Traditionally it is a long massage and duration ranges from two to three hours.

History of Traditional Thai Massage

Much of the origins remain obscure. Contrary to its name the earliest roots are found in Buddhist India. The legendary founder is believed to have been Dr Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, a yogi and Ayurvedic doctor from northern India who was a contemporary of the Buddha and personal physician to the Magadha King Bimbisra over 2500 years ago.

Traditional Thai Massage spread with Buddhism and Buddhism reached what is now known as Thailand around the 3rd century B.C. where it was taught and practised in the monasteries as well as within the family unit. Most of the written tradition was lost during the Burmese invasion in 1776 but the oral tradition was handed down within families and this ensured the survival of this art.

With the advent of Western medicine Thai Massage became neglected until the late 80's when the limits of western medicine became apparent. Since than it has seen a revival and has also become very popular in the West.

What does the treatment look like?

During the massage you lie on a mattress wearing loose clothing while I treat your whole body using a flowing sequence of applied pressure to the Sen lines and pressure points, stretches, yoga like postures and massage movements.

I give the massage in a meditative mood and work with full awareness, mindfulness and concentration. I am using my bodyweight rather than strength and perform the treatment in rhythm with my breathing - the flowing sequence of movements resembling a "dance" between the giver and the receiver.

What are the benefits?

 The main benefits of  Thai Massage are:

What conditions can it help?

Thai Massage is an effective therapy for many health problems and conditions. It is particularly beneficial for:

Who benefits from Traditional Thai Massage?

Thai Massage is suitable for everybody as the pressure and stretching movements are always matched to the receiver's needs and physical abilities.

It is particularly beneficial for those who are feeling quite stiff and don't exercise much. Yoga students will find that it complements and deepens their yoga practice and helps them to further increase their flexibility.
Thai Massage is also a great treatment during pregnancy and helps to maintain flexibility and good health during this time. At the later stages of pregnancy the full massage is carried out in the side position.

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