Thai Massage is an ancient therapy that has been practiced in Thailand for thousands of years. It is believed that Thai Massage was developed more than 2500 years ago by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha ( Shivago Kompara ) a friend to the Buddha who had tremendous knowledge of medicine.
Thai Warrior Massage is an ancient Thai Massage, and has been practiced in Thailand for over 2,500 years – at the same time the Buddhist religion was introduced to Thailand.
They taught this style of massage at Wat Pho, and before the 13th century, Thai Warrior
Massage was used to help the “warriors” as they came home from war. The soldiers were weak and sore, this massage helped them get stronger and recover quickly.
At that time, this style of massage was deemed to primitive and precarious to health by the
Ministry of Public Health who prohibited teaching and practice in public places, also Siam had the idea of building it’s country into a modern nation called “Thailand,” complete with western ways. However, some practitioners carried on the treatment in private.
As time passed the Thai Warrior Massage style became mixed with normal Thai Massage
techniques, the masseuse used both feet and stood on the body of their clients. We know this from the record of events of a French envoy. This envoy, a Royal envoy of King Louis the 14th of France was appointed to Siam (Thailand) during the reign of King Narai (1600’s) to develop friendly relations between the two countries.
Later (1950 – 2016) the King greatly supported Thai holistic traditional medicine and massage approaches, and both have since gained great popularity.
“Master Jack” (Pathompon Aijarattanaruk) a current Thai Master, has researched and traced the original methods and created a modern, unique therapy. He has taught a multitude of students
our Thai Moon Spa being amongst them.
The combinations of of rhythmic massage, acupressure, gentle twisting and deep stretching, aid countless benefits including: the relief of body aches and pain, improvement of blood circulation, and stress and tension relief. The treatment helps promote the balance of circulating life-force energy in the body. There is a great sense of well being felt from both the recipient and the therapist!
Cupping Therapy Massage Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.
The intended suction can range from light to heavy. This, along with the movements performed and areas treated by the therapist will produce stimulating (toning) or sedating (draining) effects. It is very important that therapists be able to effectively assess the condition (physical, mental and emotional) of their clients, before the procedure, so they employ the proper application of the cups to produce the desired outcome.
Benefit of Cupping Therapy :
-Deep tissue work and release without discomfort
- Moves stagnation and drains fluids
- Relieves Inflammation
- Nervous System Sedation
- Breaks Up and Expels Congestion
- Stretches Muscle and Connective Tissues
- Loosens Adhesions
- Pulls blood supply to the Skin
- Facilitates the movement of Qi and Blood systemically and locally
- Dispels wind, damp and cold to treat muscle and joint pain, stiffness, and arthritis
- Strengthens the immune system by promoting the flow of lymphatic fluid
- Treats excess heat conditions, fever, stress, depression and anxiety
- Cleans the blood and lymph and helps to balance PH levels