History and legends
Deep traditions of Thai massage are part and parcel of history of Thailand (ancient name of Siam). Religious, philosophical and medical sciences of South-Eastern Asia strongly influenced the national culture of Thailand. Buddhism, which came from India and China, more than 2,5 thousand years ago defined ayurveda understanding of human body processes. Indian aesculapians used yoga knowledge. Japanese traditional medicine – acupuncture and point massage.
Such a practice and combination of thai medicine and ayurveda, formed the basis of modern healing system.
Dounder of Thai massage is considered to be Jivaka Kumar Bhashi (is known as doctor Zhivago). As to the legend more that 2,5 thousand years ago, famous yoga, aesculapian at Indian king, he was the close friend of Buddha, expert of healing power of herbs and minerals. And today many thai people honored the name of Kumar Bhashi as “a father of aesculapians”. In his name they hold different ceremonies. Before massage most often they make mantra ceremony, addressed to the spirit of father-founder, asking him to grant harmony and health to the seeker.
“We invite the spirit of our Founder, father of doctor Zhivago, who came to us through his holy life. Please, bring us knowledge of t he whole nature and the prayer will show us real madecine of the Universe. On behalf of this mantra, we respect your health and pray that through our bodies you bring health to the bodies of our clients. The God of healing lives high in the sky, but people live on the earth. On behalf of the Founder, let the sky reflects on the earth in order this healing craft caught the whole world. We pray for the person whom we touch, for him to be happy and any disease to be killed.”
Thai massage technique combines in one techniques of 3 therapies: line massage, deep massage, muscle-chorda meridians and manual therapy with elements of yoga, by means of which opens energy system of the human being. That’s why thai massage has one more name: yoga-massage.
Massage starts with relaxing pressings on the biological active points of feet, reflecting the common relaxing of body. This technique effects electrical activity of the brains for relaxing. Activity of feet points causes activity of inner organs. Pressing body by palms, knees, elbows, thumbs, twisting and moving joints – reminds passive yoga.
What this technique brings? The most lazy organs of the body – muscles. Without mental command of physical power no any muscle will be activated. On its activity depends work of internals, endocrine glands. It’s known, that when stretches the muscle becomes shorter. When it over stretched or non stretched at all it loses elastic feature and you feel pain. During twisting, massage therapist influences the deep skeleton muscles, which are impossible to reach at classic massage. The body is stretched. The muscle tension comes back to its initial position. With the help of Yoga-massage, any muscle cam be stretched. Passive yoga elements help the body to memorize forgotten movements and return lost harmony.
By pressing on the reflex points connected with the work of organs and systems of the body, you get the real health-improving effect. Massage therapist includes in his work collaretals, passive branches of blood vessels, increases blood flow to muscles, which brings great effect of its relaxing.
Thai massage will help you to get rid of many causes of different diseases and bring your body to balance and harmony.
Thai massage - is the key to health-improving of your soul and body:
- - increases flexibility and extensions of joints
- - takes away muscles’ tension
- - improves capillary blood flow, lymphatic drainage
- - normalizes oxygen flow to extremities
- - discharges toxins from the body
- - stimulates all systems of the body
- - helps to correct your forms
- - improves skin condition
- - increases the level of serotonin in blood (hormone of happiness) and decreases the level of cortisol (hormone of stress)
- - provides deep relaxation
- - brings freshness, liveliness, self-confidence and feeling harmony with the exterior
Thai massage - is the healing key at:
- - chronic fatigue, bad feeling
- - pain and tension in the back
- - headaches
- - stress conditions, insensibility
- - sleep disturbance
- - digestion problems
- - overweight
- - overwork from sports
Contraindication for using thai system of healing – are absolutely the same as for any other forms of massage. Any massage is contraindicative when you have: serious cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, trauma of vertebral column and after the recent operations, osteoporosis, artificial joints, skin diseases, phlebeurysm, oncolohical diseases.