Thai Amatarot Massage Treatments and Training in Thailand

Published: Jun 4, 2019 | Revised: Feb 17, 2023
Written by: Marce Ferreira

Thai Amatarot Massage Treatments and Training in Thailand

Amatarot (also written: Amata Rot) is a relatively new Northern Lanna therapy – about a 100 years old – that uses a wooden stick or rod with various appliances stuck to the end of the rod, with which the patient is treated. Depending on the goal of the treatment the appliances used may differ.

The name Amatarot means something like “a taste of eternal life force,” referring to being “Forever Young.” The modality is used to give therapy, and penetrates deeply on tendons, ligaments, nerves, fascia and cells, stimulating areas difficult to access with other Traditional Thai therapies.

It’s used to relieve or cure sciatica, postural imbalances, joints issues, physical pains, hip or back problems, low energy, and tensions, among other things.

Additionally, the therapy seems to give good results for relief of Parkinson symptoms (diminishing excessive trembling, involuntary movements, shaking, and the like).

The Amatarot treatment was created by a Thai monk during the last century. Although the modality boasts great curative qualities, it is still not very well-known within the Thai healing community.

Today, notably the Sirichan Medical Massage School in Chiang Mai and the Thai Massage School in Chiang Rai use this technique in their treatments and trainings.

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