What is Jap-Sen or Nerve Touch Thai Massage?

Edited by: Marce Ferreira | Published: Jul 19, 2018 | Updated: Jul 29, 2022

by TraditionalBodywork.com
eBook - Sib Sen Energy Lines eBook - Professional Thai Massage Video - Thai Massage – Lower Body Stretches | Workshop eBook - Thai Massage and Spirituality Book - Yoga and Massage eBook - Upper Body Stretches

What is Jap Sen or Nerve Touch Thai Massage?

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 a reputable healer, herbalist, and Thai Healing arts teacher from Chiang Mai (Thailand), and her work steadily gained popularity over the years. She gave therapeutic treatments and taught Thai Massage and herbal knowledge for more than fifty years.

Click for more detailsby TraditionalBodywork.com
eBook - Thai Healing Arts Reference Book

The Jap Sen technique is hard to explain in words and in fact it’s best to be seen and felt to understand thoroughly. With Jap Sen the muscles, tendons, and nerves are grabbed and “rolled over,” which can be done gently or more firm, while during a session deep pressure and acupressure is applied by using the knees, elbows, feet, heels, and thumbs.

Generally, it’s safe to say that it’s quite a “hard” or tough style of giving Thai Massage. Nevertheless, it’s a deeply therapeutic form of massage, mostly focusing on joint functionality, increasing range of motion and flexibility, and relieving pain.

In traditional Jap Sen or Nerve Touch style the preparation and proper usage of traditional herbs and herbal packs are an integral part of the work. Today, Jack Chaiya — the son of Mama Lek — continues the Jap Sen lineage teaching in his mother’s spirit and style.


by TraditionalBodywork.com
eBook - Sib Sen Energy Lines eBook - Professional Thai Massage Video - Thai Massage – Lower Body Stretches | Workshop eBook - Thai Massage and Spirituality Book - Yoga and Massage eBook - Upper Body Stretches

See All Our Publications

Related Articles
Jap Sen Nerve Touch - Massage Courses in Thailand
Jap Sen Nerve Touch - Massage Courses in Thailand
Thai Massage Styles in Thailand
Thai Massage Styles in Thailand
Hybrid Thai Massage Courses and Sessions in Thailand
Hybrid Thai Massage Courses and Sessions in Thailand
Thai Fire Therapy Massage | Yam Khang
Thai Fire Therapy Massage | Yam Khang
Tribute to Great Thai Massage Teachers from Thailand
Tribute to Great Thai Massage Teachers from Thailand
Thai Massage Treatments Overview
Thai Massage Treatments Overview
Traditional Lanna Thai Massage Explained
Traditional Lanna Thai Massage Explained
What Is Tok Sen Massage?
What Is Tok Sen Massage?