The practice of the art of Thai Yoga Massage was born 2500 years ago. It is believed that the founder of this healing art was an Ayurvedic doctor from Northern India called ‘’Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha’’.
He is regarded to be not only the inspirer of the massage techniques, but also as the source of knowledge about the healing powers of herbs and minerals.The exact influences of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine on Thai yoga massage remain obscure to this day and this technique was transmitted slowly from India to Thailand.
It is said that 72,000 energy lines exist on the body and they are called “nadis “. This term is translated as ‘tube, pipe, nerve, blood vessel and pulse’; meaning the channels through which, in traditional Indian medicine and spiritual knowledge, the energy of prana flows.
Yoga philosophy states that life energy (called prana) is absorbed with the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat.
Because of its holistic approach, Thai yoga massage does not treat the body only on a physical level but also on the level of mental and spiritual aspects of ourselves.
By applying a gentle acupressure with thumbs, hands, forearms, elbows and feet along the energy lines, using yoga asanas, and stretching, activating and stimulating the muscle system and relaxing the nervous system we can help the body unblock trapped energy, improve blood circulation, energy balance and sleeping patterns.
The Massage is applied on a mat or futon and normally it takes 90 to 120 min for the full body.
I would like to express my gratitude to all the teachers and good friends who support my path and journey with care, kindness and love, by helping me understand that we all need each other to remember, to grow, share, express, connect and live.
Pichest Boonthumme (Chiang Mai), Chatchai Jamu (Lahu Village), Jack Chaiya (Chinag Mai), Khun Ni (Chiang Mai), Bhommaji (India), Swami Yogeshananda (India), Krishnatakis (Sunshine House, Greece), David Lutt (France) Patrick Broome (Munich)
And to all of those beautiful beings which came to my life as precious presents and great reflections, reminding me that growth happens in an environment of care and love.