Thai massage is an ancient form of bodywork that combines healing techniques to treat a wide variety of ailments. According to the Pali Buddhlist Canon, it is believed to have been developed by Shivago Komarpaj (Jīvaka Komarabhācca), physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India.
For centuries, Thai massage was performed by monks as one component of Thai medicine. The true practice of the art of healing in traditional Thai massage compassionate intent of the healer. The stretches, influenced by the Yoga Asanas, lengthen and loosen muscles and are designed to balance and realign the body over a period of time. The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. When combined with muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure, these techniques flow in a comforting rhythm that lets your body fall into a deep state of relaxation. People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing.