Every once in a while people get tired from doing too much work. That is why they need to relax for some time. And there are many other forms of relaxation that man can think of. Some would prefer to play some sports while others like to go to the beach for some fun. And for some — especially those who have no time to go anywhere else — would prefer to go for a massage; and a spa house would do the trick.
Thai massage is characterized by stretching and deep massage techniques. This is usually done on the floor and allows the client to wear comfortable clothes so that he could move freely. Unlike other forms of massages, this massage does not require oils. In Thailand, it is known as “nuat phaen boran” which means the ancient manner massage.
In Thailand, this massage is known to be one of the branches of Traditional Medicine. It is believe that it can help in the healing process of any sickness. One doesn’t have to be in the field of medicine in order to learn it. According to some reports its founder is Shivago Komarpaj who is believed to be the Buddha’s physician. Thai massage is a combination of various influences. Among them are the Indian, Chinese, South East Asian and a lot more.
Thai massage is also known by many other names. It is also known as the Ancient Siamese Bodywork, Buntautuk style, traditional Thai massage, Thai Classical or traditional Thai Medical Massage, Thai Yoga, Ancient Massage, Yoga Massage, Passive Yoga, northern style Thai massage, Old Medicine Hospital Style, Thai Yoga Massage, the Bodywork and Assisted Yoga. For those who have already experience this kind of massage they say it is more energizing and more rigorous. That is why it is also called a yoga massage because the therapist uses his hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client in a yoga-like stretches. Some would even say it’s just like doing yoga without really doing it.
Typically, the massage would last for about 60 minutes to 1 hour. In some spas they would probably require the client to bring some additional clothing that is comfortable. But there are also times in which they would provide the client with the clothing. According to some experts the use of traditional herbs and the combination of the four elements — that is earth, wind, fire, and water – which makes Thai massage unique. In fact, the main objective of a Thai massage is to improve blood circulation.
It is no wonder that when one visits Thailand they could find a number of schools that teaches Thai massage. But actually the concept of starting a school started on the temple grounds itself. It is said that the temple had a large four sided building on the middle and a courtyard. The temple or watt pho is responsible for setting up the first Thai massage school in Thailand. Today, from what used to be just a temple ground they have already created more buildings and a larger campus for the school.
Thus, it is no wonder why Thai massage is getting to be more and more popular. With the benefits one can get from it and the healing factor involve it is really worth it. That is why whenever you go to spas Thai massage is included in their services. Or if one happens to visit Thailand it is always included in their itinerary. So if you’re traveling in other countries why not include Thai massage in the things that you want to do?
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