What is Thai Massage

Thai massage, or Thai yoga massage, is said to have developed over 2,500 years ago. It is also referred to as “Nuad Boran” in Thailand, which translates to “ancient massage”. With deep roots in traditional Thai medicine, Buddhism, and yoga, Thai massage is truly a sacred healing art that stimulates the healing energies in the body through a magical blend of massage, therapeutic stretching, acupressure, and reflexology.

Thai massage embraces a holistic viewpoint of treating the whole person, not just a particular body part or symptom. It maintains the following theories:

  • There are invisible energy channels or pathways in our body, called Sen lines. This is similar to the Chinese theory of meridians. Thai belief is that there are 72,000 sen lines intertwined throughout our body, however there are 10 main sen lines, know as “sen sib”.
  • Our vital life force or life energy travels through these channels. This energy is known as “Lom” in Thai, which means “wind”. Other names for this life energy include Prana, Chi, or Ki.
  • Due to physical injuries, bad posture, stress, emotional trauma, etc. this energy can get trapped or blocked, causing pain or disease.

The primary goal of Thai massage is to stimulate the flow of energy to release these blockages, resulting in balance and harmony within the physical body, the energy field, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit.

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