Thai-Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Thai Massage is an ancient form of therapeutic healing that has roots in the Indian systems of Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine.

After the death of the Buddha, the earliest Buddhist monks travelled from India to Southeast Asia, accompanied by Ayurvedic doctors, bringing their medical practices and healing arts with them. These doctors practiced a healing art that would later evolve into traditional Thai massage. It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Thai Massage was brought from India to Thailand along with Buddhism. Since then it has been practiced, developed and handed down through the generations. It was never seen as just massage but as a spiritual practice closely connected with the teachings of the Buddha and until fairly recently mostly practiced in wats, the Thai Buddhist temples.

In Thailand, Thai massage developed within the environment of Buddhist temples and was traditionally practiced in temples and regarded as a spiritual practice, a way to cultivate the four divine states of Buddhism - Metta (loving kindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (sympathetic joy) and Uppekha (non-prejudice). Thai Massage has always been very closely linked with Buddhist meditation practice.

For centuries, Thai massage was performed by monks as one component of Thai Medicine. It flourished as a way for spiritual people to share the benefits of meditation and compassion in a physical form. It is an ancient and natural healing method, safe, without side effects, non-toxic nor harmful to health.

Thai Yoga Massage is a system of movement education.

Learn in 5 days how to give a Traditional Thai-Ayurvedic Yoga massage as taught and practiced in WatPo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School in Bangkok, Thailand.

- Health & Safety
- Contra Indications
- History
- Sen Lines
- Benefits & Effects
- Give a 90 mins thorough massage in the five positions
- Use a range of techniques that are most appropriate for the situation
- Create a quiet and safe environment by adjusting the massage to individual needs

Pre-requisite: Swedish Body Massage and Anatomy & Physiology preferred.

Recommended complementary modalities: Swedish Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Thai Herbal Compress and Thai Foot Massage

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