The theoretical foundation of massage, energy- and bodywork in Thailand is based on the idea of invisible energy lines in the human body. Ten of these lines (meridians, channels, or pathways) have special importance in Traditional Thai massage—the so-called Ten Sen or Sib Sen. The roots of this theory lie in (Indian) Yoga philosophy. The con [ Read More... ]
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Thai Traditional Postpartum care and treatments are still popular in current Thai culture and are continued by close female family relatives of those who give birth. The traditional postpartum practice in Thailand is strongly related to the concept of “regaining heat,” or what is generally called Yu Fai. Practices include ‘lyin [ Read More... ]
In Thailand, Thai Traditional Midwifery treatment and care (Moh Tum Yae) comprises of knowledge of holistic healthcare and the wisdom handed down by Thai ancestors. The traditional knowledge has been preserved by generations past, and its goal is taking care of women and their babies in the period of pregnancy and in the afterbirth or postpartum p [ Read More... ]
We often see the addition of “Aromatherapy” when a Thai Oil Massage treatment session is offered. Yet in fact, Thai Oil Massage and Aromatherapy are two distinct modalities. Thai Oil Massage is about giving deep pressure, gliding, rolling, stroking, rubbing and stretching movements using the palms, thumbs, elbows and knees in combination with [ Read More... ]
The Jap Sen or Nerve Touch Massage style is a Thai Massage style characterized by “grasping or plucking the sen lines” and was founded by the late Lek Chaiya also known as “Mama Lek.” Mama Lek was from a reputable healer, herbalist, and Thai Healing arts teacher from Chiang Mai (Thailand) and her work steadily gained popularity ove [ Read More... ]
The basic principle of every branch (including Thai massage) of Thai Traditional Medicine is the knowledge of the Four Body elements, their functions and their interrelations which affect health or illness of the individual. In Thailand, the Four Body elements are regarded as the foundation of the body and the foundation of life. Diagnosing diseas [ Read More... ]
The Thai healing medicine practice of Hot Herbal Compress Massage Treatments & Therapy goes back to the ancient knowledge of healing properties of plants and herbs and their application on the body. Herbal compress massage is sometimes also referred to as Herbal Ball Compress Massage, Hot Herbal Ball Massage, or Herbal Stem Massage. Thai herba [ Read More... ]
Should I study Thai Yoga Massage or Thai Massage is an invalid question, because basically there’s no difference between the two modalities. In Thailand, the Thai just say “Thai Massage,” that is… “Nuad Thai” or “Nuad Boran” (Ancient Massage or Traditional Massage). The Thai people never themselves used the term “Thai Yoga Massag [ Read More... ]
Concepts According to Traditional Thai Medicine, the human body is composed of four fundamental elements: earth, water, wind and fire. To better understand Traditional Thai Massage it’s helpful to have a grasp of the concepts behind Thai Medicine. But first things first: the Thai people certainly do not believe that there is literally a piece [ Read More... ]
In Thailand, Thai Massage is not considered an independent healing method, but an integral part of the Traditional Thai Medicine framework. To understand the place of Traditional Thai Massage we need to have a basic comprehension of the concepts of Traditional Thai Medicine. In Thai philosophy, human life is holistically viewed as a combination of [ Read More... ]