The history of Thai massage
The Thai massage is one of the oldest healing arts in the world. In Thailand today, they will still have 2500 years against a variety of diseases. As founder of this healing art counts Buddha's friend and personal physician "Jivka Kumar Bhaccha" (picture right). According to old traditions, he brought the doctrine of massage from India into the country of smiles. Later new influences were added: acupressure from China and indigenous methods of muscle strain. Generations of monks developed in the king's cities of old Siam the apprenticeship of the massage art. They found a method how one can release body and mind with selective clutches and stretch exercises from spannings, headaches, internal restlessness, paralyses or organ discomfort. Importantly: the “10 Sen” - energy lines, which go through the body from head to the feet in channels. If one exerts for 2 to 3 seconds pressure on it, new energy is set free. The well-being and the efficiency increases, and it’s good against cramps and imbalance.
Massage school of Wat Po
Wat Po in Bangkok, the 300-year-old monastery is the original and most famous education place for traditional Thai medical massage. The theory of the Thai massage art is spread from there into all parts of the world. The monastery is situated in the old center of Bangkok, directly beside the king palace of the rulers of Siam. Here Rama III (3-rd king of the Chakri dynasty in 1824-1851) founded the first medicine school of Thailand: a university for traditional massage. A part of Wat Po accommodates the school for Thai Massage. Interested from all countries are introduced there in the old art of the massing.
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