Thai Massage is an application which consists of massage and stretching exercises.
It was developed in Thailand and influenced by traditional medicine from India, China, and Southeast Asia.
This form of bodywork is often referred to as nuad phaen thai, or more precisely nuat phaen voran.
The client changes his clothes into comfortable, slightly fitting clothes and lies on a mattress or a firm mat on the floor.
The massage can be performed alone, or several people can be treated in the same room.
During the course of the therapy, the person to be treated can be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions.
Deep static and rhythmic pressures form the basis of this massage.
Wiesbaden is a good place where there are many opportunities to try out different forms of application.
The masseur leans against the body of the recipient with hands, legs, forearms and also with the elbow, in order to carry out very gentle harmonic pressure.
The treatment generally follows the SEN lines of the body, which are similar to the meridians or channels or the Indian Nadis.
The feet and legs can be used to fix certain body parts or parts of the body of the receiver.
In certain positions, the hands fix the body while the feet perform the massages.
A full session can last up to 2 hours or more, including rhythmic pressing and stretching the whole body.
This can involve pulling the fingers, toes, ears, wrists, running on the back of the receiver, and also bringing the receiver into a certain stretching position.
There is a certain standard of procedure, and also a certain rhythm, which the healer adapts to each client.
The actual form of the healing effect, lies in the compassionate way of treatment of the healing user.
In Thailand, the application belongs to one of the branches of traditional Thai medicine.
It is recognized and regulated by the state administration.
On the other hand, the treatment is also carried out and taught by
a large number of non-medical practices, in many of which the
Health centres and tourist industries.
In North America and Europe, there is a sharply increasing number of
Masseurs, and teachers of Thai massage since 1990.
In Europe and the United States, Thai massage is regarded as a method of application with growing acceptance by clients in clinics and massage therapies.
It is said that the founder of Thai massage and medicine is Shivago Komarpaj, who lived 2500 years ago.
But in fact, the history of Thai massage is much more complex than the legend of a founder might suggest.
It is based on many influences and combinations of India, China, South East Asia and their traditional medicine.
The form as it is performed today, it is very likely the product of 19th century synthesis from various healing traditions from all over the world.
Even today, there are great differences in applications even within Thailand, and not a single routine or theoretical reason is universally accepted by healers.
The Thai massage is also called under the following terms:
“nuad paan bulan”
Traditional Thai Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
Generally speaking, the healers of modern therapy base their theory on the fact that the body functions with “LOM” (air), and “SEN” (bloodstream / blood vessels).
Typically, therapists go there and manipulate a certain number of the larger lines (SEN) by applying pressure on certain points.
In some models, the SEN originates in the navel and spreads throughout the body to the orifices.
Stretching exercises in the application serve to stimulate certain SEN points and to move LOM (air) through the body.
This happens with a pumping effect, which is linked to the patient’s breathing.
In theories, SEN and LOM are often translated as: Meridian and energy.
While there may be superficial similarities to Chinese theory, the Thai system is indeed very similar to Indian Nadir and the tradition of yoga and Ayurveda of ancient Indian medicine and healing.
The ten common main points / main lines are taught most in Thai schools to heal the whole body.