Thai Massage, Massage Therapy, Therapeutic and Healing Massage
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The Benefits of Massage
Massage provides relief to people of all ages - from infants to seniors - and from lifestyles - the weekend or competitive athlete to the home gardener or overstressed, overworked executive.
Ease and comfort, a well-aligned body and open chakras, a more peaceful mind and a relaxed heart are some of the benefits for both the receiver and the giver.
» For the receiver :
- The joy of receiving,
- Calmness and rest,
- The simplicity of accepting help,
- A refreshed spirit,
- A general increase of energy,
- An opening of the meridians and blocked areas of the body,
- Relief for pain and muscle tension,
- The body and mind [ heart ] are strengthened and rejuvenated,
- Blood and lymph circulation are improved,
- An increase in flexibility,
- The nervous system is balanced,
- Deep relaxation is facilitated;
» For the giver :
- The joy of generosity,
- The joy of compassion,
- The joy of equanimity,
- The joy of oneness,
- Feeling of loving kindness,
- The adamantine pride of the healer.
History of Thai Massage
"Nuad Phaen Boran" as is it called in Thailand, correctly translates only as "Ancient Massage" or "Traditional Massage".
More widely known today as Thai Massage, it is also often called "Traditional Thai Massage", "Ancient Thai Massage" and occasionally "Yoga Massage" or "Thai Yoga Massage".
Ancient Massage or Thai Massage is an extraordinary method of aligning the energies of the body, and originates from the time of the Buddha.
Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately 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.
Technique of Thai Massage
Thai Massage is based on the theory the body is made up of 72,000 sen, or energy lines, of which 10 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.
Ancient Massage, like most Asian methods, is a technique used to give humanity an experience of the total body.
It is similar to acupressure and Shiatsu combined with stretches and yogic Asanas. Its nickname has become, "yoga for the lazy".
Ancient Massage will strengthen the client physically and harmonize their energy so a new life experience can arise.
Ancient Massage works on the major meridians, also called energy lines or Nadis, which run throughout the human body. It aims to harmonize the body, to loosen blocks, and to recoup deficiencies along the energy lines. In contrast to traditional Chinese medicine, which uses acupuncture to manipulate the pressure points, Ancient Massage stimulates these same points with healing touch. Therefore, the points suffer less stress, and life energy, or Prana, is allowed to freely circulate.
Along with influencing the energetic side, Ancient Massage also works on the physical body. Starting at the feet and progressing up to the head, the client's body will be moved, loosened and stretched.
Ancient Massage combines techniques usually found isolated in the western physiotherapies including Trigger Point Treatments, Myofascial Techniques, Manual Therapy and others.
The combination of energetic and physical aspects is unique to Ancient Massage, and so are its effects. Ancient Massage is a gift for the body, speech [ energy ] and mind [ heart ].
Ancient Massage is a way to prevent sickness. It helps to dissolve blocks before they manifest psychologically or physically, and it improves flexibility.
Injured athletes, as well as those suffering from handicaps or stress are another target group. Essentially, anyone will benefit from this powerful technique.
Concerning the treatment, Ancient Massage is a floor massage. The fully dressed client lies on a pad or light mattress.
An ingenious system of movements allows the therapist to manipulate the client without much effort, with the effective use of the practitioner's body weight. Every movement is designed to support the client as well as the therapist.
The massage is given in silence to allow the therapist to understand the client and to give the client a chance to focus and learn about himself without distraction. To give and to experience Ancient Massage is a meditative practice.
At the end of a two-hour treatment, both the receiver and the therapist will feel relaxed and energized.
Therapeutic and Healing Massage
Therapeutic and healing massage use the Thai fundamental massage points, for curing of more than 80 simply ailments, such as healing of muscle pain, muscle sprain, tennis elbow, stiff neck, low back pain, muscle cramping, muscle weakness, muscle stiffness, muscle discomfort and nervous tension; and making muscles, joints and tendons supple.
Moreover this type of massage is for preventing the atrophy [ wasting away ] of muscles in the paralyzed patients or elderly persons who are unable to exercise.
Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School :: Bangkok :: Thailand
WatPo is popularly known as the Temple of The Reclining Buddha, as being Thailand's first open university under the King patronage. Many fields of knowledge and technology for those days were gathered at WatPo: for example, history, religion, literature, arts, culture, medical science, physical therapy and pharmacy.
The WatPo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School [ Wat Po TTM ] was opened since 1955. WatPo TTM is the first Thai Medical School under controlled of The Ministry of Education of Thailand.
From starting, WatPo TTM offers four basic courses of Thai medical that are Thai pharmacy, Thai medication, Thai midwifery and Thai massage.
During the past five decades, a lot of Thais and foreigners have passed Wat Pho's courses and employed in healthy, massage and spa business all over the world.
Treatments such as Thai massage and foot massage offering at WatPo TTM are one of the most well known massage treatments in Thailand.
In 2004, WatPo TTM cooperated with the Chetawan Thai Traditional Massage School launches two new branches in Nonthaburi province called Chetawan [ ChaengWatthana ] and in Chiangmai province called Chetawan [ Chiangmai ]. Both of them provide massage courses and massage treatments under controlled of Wat Po TTM as well as in the headquarter.