Traditional Thai massage
The Lanna Thai kingdom of Thailand.
internationally famous type of Thai medical therapy is Nuat Boran
(Traditional Thai massage). The extensive and highly refined
Thai massage system combines characteristics of massage (stroking
and kneading the muscles), chiropractiec (manipulating skeletal
parts) and acupressure (applying deep, consistent pressurer to
speciffic nerves, tendons, or ligaments) in order to balance the
functions of the four body elements (thaat thang sii). These foru
elements are : earth (din - solid parts of the body,
including nerves, skeleton, muscles, blood vessels, tendons, and
ligaments); water (naam - blood and bodily secretions);
fire (fai - digestion and metabolism); and air (lom -
respiration and circulation).
From the Ayuthaya period until early this century, The Thai govermment's
Department of Health included an official massage division (Phanaek
maw nuat). Under the influence of international medicine and modern
hospital development, responsibility for the national
propagation/maintenance of Thai massage was eventually transferred
to Wat Phra Jetuphon (Wat Pho) in Bangkok, where it remains todays.
Traditional massage therapy has persisted most in the provinces,
however, and has recently enjoyed a resurgence of popularity
throughout the country.
Thai massage ancient form of healing was first documented in the West by
the French liaison to the Thai Royal Court in Ayuthaya in 1690, who wrote: When any person is sick in Siam be causes his whole
body to be moulded by one who is skilful herein, who gets upoon the body of the sick person and
tramples him under his feet.
Unlike in most Western massage methodologies, such as Swedish and
Californian techniques, Thai massage does not directly seek to relax the body through a kneading of the
body with palms and fingers. Instead a multipronged approach uses the hands, thumbs, fingers, elbows, forearms,
knees and feet, and is applied to the traditional pressure points along the various Sen or meridians
(the human body is thought to have 72,000 of these, of which 10 a crucial).
The client's body is also pulled, twisted and manipulated in ways that have been compared to a "passive yoga".
The objective is to distribute energies evenly throughout the nervous system so as to create a harmony
of physical energy flows. The muscular-skeletal system is also manipulated in ways that can be compared
to modern physiotherapy and chiropractic.
many Thais also use massage as a tool for relaxation and disease
prevention, rather than for specific medical problems.
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