In the West, there’s a kind of “struggle” with satisfactorily explaining the concepts of invisible Prana (Vital Life Energy), Prana Channels (in Thailand called Sen Sip Energy Lines), and Energy Work.
Subsequently, we see various approaches that try to clarify this phenomenon: as an ancient description of our circulatory system or anatomical layout, as a myofascial connective tissue concept, or as a kineo-energetic system, to name some viewpoints.
However, the facts are (and stay) that we cannot see or otherwise scientifically prove the existence of Sen Lines or Prana (called Lom Pran in Thailand). Of course, if we cannot see or cannot prove things, that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
For instance, we cannot prove our thoughts — they cannot be seen by others — yet, these invisible thoughts apparently create electromagnetic currents in our bodies, lead us to certain actions or make arise emotions and feelings. Likewise, emotions, pain or feelings cannot be seen either; only the results of what we call emotions, pains or feelings.
We do know that our bodies need nutrients and oxygen, among other things, to function, to be alive, to act, to have energy to do things. In day-to-day communication phrases like “having energy,” “having too much energy,” or “not having enough energy” don’t give us any problems in understanding what we mean.
Yet, when we try to explain or prove this “having energy” we soon get stuck in logical anomalies. Here again the facts are persistent: we cannot see energy, only its result: as action, as movement and processes and processing, as being “alive and kicking.”
Working with the Sen Lines in Thai Massage has results. People feel better, sometimes get cured of certain health issues, but at the minimum they feel more relaxed, less stressed, and that already helps to prevent or alleviate a whole range of illnesses and discomforts.
Perhaps it isn’t that important how things work, but that they work. I always use the following idea to explain this: to enjoy a chunk of good bread and reap the health benefits of it, I don’t need to know what it’s made of or how it’s made. I just eat it, and that seems to do the job.