Traditional Thai massage is in and she and healing modality that is more than 2500 years old. It was a personal friend of the Buddha who invented this unique form of bodywork. It’s a funny fact that I massage actually originated in India. Not that was the first generation of Buddhist monks who learned this very special healing art and spread it through out what is now known to be Thailand.
These moments practiced the art of traditional Thai massage not just for relaxation and well-being. They used a massage to treat people with medical conditions, alleviate the sufferings of your bodies and cure them from diseases. But they also use Thai massage to deepen the 타이마사지 meditative practice.
If you have ever received a real traditional Thai massage you know about the meditative effects massage has on your mind.
I can still vividly recall my first experience with traditional Thai massage. It was on a very quiet beach and the massage therapist could not speak English. But, a friend of mine urged me to try it. I wasn’t even that interested in massage. I thought massage is something for, well, people who are much older than me.
I gave it a try and enjoyed it very much from the first minute on.
However, it wasn’t until later that I realized the profound effects of this massage.
You know that little voice that is inside your head? The one that is chattering all the time? This constant stream of thoughts and words and comments that is in the back of your mind? Well, he just disappeared.
I just was in a very pleasant and relaxed and natural state of well-being. I was at ease with everything. I’m not a writer, so I can’t really do this experience justice by re-presenting with words only.
But you know that are these certain kinds of experiences in life that are very rare and unique. It’s when we realize how big the universe really is and how we are a part of it all. Realize that not just on an intellectual level, but on the physical level with our kinesthetic experience.
But I don’t want to sound too esoteric here. Because a part of what the massage it for my mind and emotions, it also helped my knee. Since many years I had some problems with my left knee. Nothing serious, but it was painful at times and I couldn’t really bent it to the full extent. Often just a first Thai massage session I noticed that this got better. Later when I came back for more massage sessions in the course of less than two weeks it completely disappeared, and I never had problems with my left knee ever since.
I went to Thailand many times since then and learned a lot more about traditional Thai massage and how it’s used for specially medical purposes and of course general relaxation and well-being. And today, more than ever I appreciate receiving a skillfully performed Thai massage.
Unfortunately, as in many Eastern cultures, a lot of the medical knowledge wasn’t written down, but instead passed on verbally from the teacher to the student. This is why we don’t really have a systematic approach to traditional Thai massage as it exists with other healing modalities.
But in recent years modern scientists, medical doctors and Thai massage practitioners collaborate together to research the benefits of Thai massage more fully.