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History: Thai Massage


Traditional Thai Massage is sometimes called "Nuad Boran" which translates as " Ancient Massage"  It was founded by Dr. Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. who was a private doctor of Lord Buddha, over 2,500 years ago. It was introduced to Thailand at the same time as Buddhism-as early as the 3rd century B.C.


In the past, Thai Massage techniques were passed down from generation to generation orally within families as most people could not read or write. The formal manuscripts were written in ancient Bali by Buddhist monks.


In 1832 King Rama III commanded his people to collect the remaining fragments of the original texts carved into stone as descriptive epigraphs at the Phra Chetuphon Temple in Bangkok (popularly known as Wat Pho) 


The theoretical foundation of Thai massage is based on the concept of invisible energy lines running through the body called "Energy-Based Healing system consists of the following.

Energy Lines ( Meridians/ "Sen" )

  • A pattern of invisible pathways along which life energy travels throughout the body.
  • There are total of 72,000 life energy lines throughout the body, but there are only ten major lines which we call Sen Sib Theory.

Energy Points ( Meridian Points )

  • The energy points are similar to Chinese acupressure points and located along the energy lines throughout the body.

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