Indeed, some 2,500 years ago in the region today comprising the North of India and the border with Nepal, is born the man who later would become an icon in medicine thai: we are talking about Dr. Shivago Komarpaj.
Shivago KomarpajEste man, who was abandoned by his biological parents and adopted by a Prince, decided to move away from the comfort of the Palace to spend 7 years studying medicine with his guru.
After this period he had the opportunity of making their first practices, and proved to be so talented that soon it gained great popularity. So much so that it became the official physician of the same Siddharta Gautama: the historical Buddha.
Eight centuries later, the disciples of Shivago, who had received both religious training as a doctor, decided to spread the word of Buddha out of the India. This led them by the route of silk to Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, and China, among other places.
The main monks arriving to the Kingdom of Siam activity was to meditate and build temples. What gave rise to anquilosamientos joint due to lack of movement on one side, and large muscular contractions by the effort of moving wood in mountain area.
In this way, emerges a new form of massage that combines the positions of the hata yoga (which now will be passive, hence the thai massage is called "yoga for lazy") with the inherited acupressure of hindu marma therapy and traditional Chinese medicine.
The aim of this new form of massage was returning mobility and strength to the body, to continue with the construction of temples and meditation routines. This technique soon transcended the borders of the temples to form an integral part of the medicine of the people and royalty.
The thai massage comes to our days staying as a key pillar of traditional medicine. Its objective is, in essence, to unlock the channels of energy (sen lines), so that all the physical functions, mental and emotional individual will rebalance as a result of the therapy. For this purpose relies on palmares, digital pressure, with the elbows, knees, and feet.
Assisted yoga movements stretch the fascia of the muscles, and with them, the energy channels. Rhythmic pressures with fingers, palms and the rest of the body, add additional stimulus that, altogether, resulting in a kind of meditative dance able to imbue a State of peace both on the receiver and the therapist.
Massage Tailandespara the session only requires a mattress or futon on the floor, no oils, stretchers, or any type of plug-ins are needed. Nor is it necessary the client undress is since all the manipulations are performed on clothing.
A typical session lasts between one and two hours, and its effect is truly unique. Receive a complete massage leaves you with a State of stimulation and relaxation at the same time, and its therapeutic power tends to remain active for several days.
Although it talks of "hardness" of Thai massage, it is worth noting that the quality of the massage is always linked to the sensitivity and the touch of the therapist. Therefore, it is necessary to go to an experienced masseuse to perceive the benefits of this ancient technique.
Actually, it is not difficult to deduce is that this type of massage has survived for more than 25 centuries. His touch has filled us with admiration to Westerners of some decades ago, to have glimpsed traces, its therapeutic possibilities, both of its sacredness. And we can see it already from the name: "nuad" which means "play with intent to heal" in pali, and "boran" refers to Sanskrit "purana", literally "old", but that refers to the ancient sacred stories of the gods.
With the rise of alternative medicine and yoga, thai massage has been gaining countless followers in recent years. The need to return to nature and away from the daily speed and stress, has become a solution viable, capable of offering a better quality of life both welcomes you and offers that to this technique. This traditional Thai massage was, is, and will remain, a Pearl among the techniques of healing from Asia, and the world.
|Shinya Itahana, Barcroft (India)|