Traditional Thai massage
Over 2,500 years ago in India, Shivago Komarpaj, personal physician to the Buddha, devised a new form of massage.
Combining knowledge of meditation, related by his master, and traditional medical science, the technique was and still remains unique. Thai massage, which generally follows the acupuncture points and energy meridians, results in tangible improvements in both physical and spiritual health.
According to Buddhist tradition, massage is a fusion between the spiritual dimension and pure technique; it also becomes Metta (loving kindness) when given as a gesture to someone close to you.
According to Asian and Thai beliefs, any disorder is a direct consequence of an imbalance between body, mind and spirit.
Basic principles of traditional Thai medicine
For centuries Buddhist temples have been a destination for those in search of relief and actual help. Profound insight into traditional Thai medicine allowed monks to cure thousands of people by employing four basic principles:
- Body purification (the elimination of waste and toxins from the body with the aid of dietary regimes)
- Medicinal herbs (a balance of vitamins and minerals)
- Meditation (a balance of mind and spirit)
- Traditional Thai massage (energy balance)